• Downtown Louisville is a creative Hub with 5 vibrant gallery districts: NuLu, South 4th Street, Museum Row, West Main & Butcherblock

  • Explore walk-able galleries in Nulu including: Garner Narrative, Zephyr, Swanson Contemporary, Revelry, Green Building, Mahonia Green Gallery & more.

  • Sample South 4th Street at: Craft[s] Gallery & Mercantile, Blockparty, Gifthorse Artist Space, Brown Hotel Gallery, Cellar Door Cafe Gallery and Regalo.

  • Something for all ages on Museum Row at KMAC, 21c, Muhammad Ali Center, KY Science Discovery Gallery, Frazier, Awesome Possum, Actors Theater Gallery and more.

  • Find revitalization in bloom off of West Main Street with Tim Faulkner Studios, E&S Gallery, Portland Museum, Mammoth, Nelligan, 1619 FLUX, Hite Studio and more.

  • Butcherblock is growing! Find the brand new Pyro Gallery there soon!

Republic Bank First Friday Hop Galleries and Events

On the First Friday of every month, many of our favorite Downtown art galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment hot spots are open extended hours and offering specials, sales, refreshments, and live music. Go explore the 40+ unique boutiques, artists, galleries, eateries, and more along the Republic Bank First Friday Hop route.

On any given weekday, our favorite places are open normal hours, and you can “hop” on the LouLift and ride to a stop near each location during standard transit hours listed here.

  • The Flea off Market on First Friday

    • Home to over 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups, and local businesses, The Flea Off Market is Louisville’s monthly pop-up flea market. Flea patrons can expect to find used books, records, fine arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing, bath and body products, candles, furniture and homewares, used tools, terrariums, fresh-cut flowers, organic produce and meat, […]

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  • October 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • October Republic Bank First Friday Hop This month’s feature event: The Louisville Photo Biennial Join us tonight as we celebrate local photography all over the city as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial. The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place through November 10, 2019. The Biennial also presents workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning […]

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  • Celtic Pig joins the First Friday Hop!

    • Check out the Celtic pig brand new on the 200 block of Main Street! One of Louisville’s favorite food trucks has settled down right here in the heart of Downtown Louisville and will be here to feed you as you hike the HOP!   The Celtic Pig grew out of a passion for smoked meat […]

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  • Taradiddle at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • For our offering for the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial we are excited to be presenting a show by the Biennial’s Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker, Charles Traub. Best known for his ironic, real-world, witness-color photographs, Mr. Traub has dedicated himself to photography and photographic education for half a century. Traub has been a chairperson […]

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  • REALITY AND DREAMS: SHARED LOVES at Crafts Gallery

    • ARTIST RECEPTION OCTOBER 4TH FROM 6-9PM REALITY AND DREAMS: SHARED LOVES Marcia Lamont Hopkins and Dobree Adams link their passions for landscape, memories, flora and fauna into dream-like images. As a part of the Louisville Photo Biennial, they come together to explore their shared passion of the natural world. Both are members of the Lexington Camera Club and they share […]

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  • Moms Run This Town: First Friday Social Run

    • Moms do Run This Town, and now you can run with them! Join us on the first Friday of every month for a Social Run from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, followed by a pint (or three). https://www.facebook.com/events/688721678312980/

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  • Clay Date – Pottery Making at Magpie3x3

    • Bring your date, spouse, friend, sister, mother or come solo. In this Clay Date you will get to try out the potter’s wheel! This single-session is the perfect opportunity for you to see if this is the medium for you before signing up for a longer class. No experience necessary. BYOB welcome. Ages: Ages 18 […]

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  • Tom Boone & the Back Porch Pickers featuring Steve Sturgill

    • This is going to be a blast. We’ve got a full band lined up for my last show in Louisville before my shoulder replacement surgery. Bobby Parton on mandolin, Dayle Eskridge on banjo, Tammy Hercamp on bass. Tom Boone guitar and the incredible Steve Sturgill on lead guitar. Don’t miss this one music lovers!

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  • First Hoppin Friday at Akasha Brewing Company

    • October is going to be a fun and busy month for the beer scene in Louisville! Obviously we’re kicking off the First Friday with a banger, music from Voodoo Fuel and food from Atrium Kitchen! PLUS, you know we’ll have a super fresh NEW beer to release too!

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  • Music Alley Market space next to the Mercury Ballroom

    • Please join us as an artist, vendor, musician, entrepreneur or another market booth type in the Music Alley Market space next to the Mercury Ballroom. Artists and small business owners are welcome to set up for free at Music Alley Market each First Friday of the month starting at 5pm until 10pm. (Music may start […]

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  • Beetlejuice (1988): Halloween Movie Series at the palace

    • Presenting the 2019 Halloween Movie Series! PLUS, exclusive pre-movie GHOST TOURS👻 Learn about the history of the gorgeously renovated Louisville Palace that originally opened on Sept 1st, 1928. Space is limited for the living, but keep your eyes open for any ghostly visitors! Movie Ticket: $5, Ghost Tour: $20. 👿 Beetlejuice (Fri, 10/4) 🧹 Hocus […]

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  • UnFair XXIII

    • Just when you thought it was safe to shop for lawn art, Louisville UnFair is back at it again. Come have your sensibilities tested by our talented LOCAL artist at the Mag Bar, just down the street from that other art show in Old Louisville. MUSIC + BOOZE + ART + NOT ST JAMES Art […]

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  • The Rickmobile at Against the Grain

    • The Rickmobile is coming to Louisville, KY on Fri, Oct 4 from 6p – 9p. 401 E Main St., Louisville, KY, 40202 The #Rickmobile is a one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop that offers exclusive, custom-designed Rick and Morty collectibles. Limited quantities. Credit/Debit card only. No cash. www.rickmobile.com Please note, queue line may be capped. Parking is […]

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  • Our Eyes: Gallery Artists and Friends for the Louisville Photo Biennial 2019

    • Our Eyes: Gallery Artists and Friends for the Louisville Photo Biennial 2019 October 4 – October 27, 2019 Opening Reception: First Friday October 4 6:00-9:00 pm Lisa Austin ​Will Garner Carlos Jones Bill Pusztai Aleksandra Stone Keith Stone Mary Helen Yates Our Eyes is a fresh survey of gallery artists and friends who make use of […]

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  • Guided Tour at 21c Museum Gallery at 5pm

    • Guided Art Tour Public · 50 instances · 40 people · by 21c Museum Hotel Louisville Curious about contemporary art? Explore the first multi-venue museum dedicated to the art of the 21st century in the nation. We offer free guided docent tours of our current exhibitions every WED + FRI at 5pm. Grab a drink from Proof on Main […]

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  • Local Game Harvest Hosted by Louisville Makes Games

    • Today at 6 PM – 9 PM Join us for the Local Game Harvest, a showcase of games in development by creators in Kentuckiana! Come play brand new, locally-created video games, and chat with the developers! All games are free – Fun for the whole family! Tonight is also the night we celebrate the release […]

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