• 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 ZeroBus and ride to a "Z" stop near each location during standard transit hours listed here.

  • Louisville Palace presents Splendor in the Grass (1961) on First Friday

    • Louisville Palace Presents Splendor in the Grass (1961) on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! The Louisville Palace presents the 2018 Summer Movie Series featuring classic Warner Brother films! Since its founding in 1923, Warner Brothers Studios has been producing some of America’s greatest movies. Don’t miss your chance to step back in time and […]

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  • Louisville Palace presents The Maltese Falcon (1941) on First Friday

    • Louisville Palace presents The Maltese Falcon (1941) on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! The Louisville Palace presents the 2018 Summer Movie Series featuring classic Warner Brother films! Since its founding in 1923, Warner Brothers Studios has been producing some of America’s greatest movies. Don’t miss your chance to step back in time and watch […]

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  • Brews & Views on the Goose Island Beer Bridge on First Friday!

    • The best FIRST Friday happy hour in Louisville is back! Join us for a great view and unbeatable drink specials: $2 Domestic Drafts (10 oz.) $4 Craft Drafts $4 Premium Well Cocktails $5 House Wines RSVP to info@pbrlouisville.com or 502-238-0357 and receive complimentary small bites from 6pm-8pm.

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  • Bobby Hinkel at Revelry for First friday

    • WHO: Bobby Hinkel WHAT: 3/8THS WHEN: Friday, August 3rd 7-10pm (closing September 4th) WHERE: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E Market, St Louisville KY We are excited to bring back local artist Bobby Hinkel for his third exhibition titled “3/8THS”. Come join us to celebrate Revelry’s eighth year of local awesomeness! Expect to see an array […]

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  • Angel’s Envy distillery tours on First Friday!

    • Plan your tour with Angels Envy on the First Friday Hop! Tours run daily and are held on the hour. Ready to see the inside of a real working distillery right here in the heart of the Bourbon trail? Well call in to make your reservation now and don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes, as this  […]

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  • The Eyesight Series: New Works By John King at Craft Gallery

    • Karen Welch and David McGuire cordially invite you to the opening reception of The Eyesight Series: New Works By John King John King has been active artist for over 20 years exhibiting his work in the US and Europe. He received a full scholarship from Berea and graduated in 2015. Recently he was diagnosed with […]

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  • 3rd of August @FlyingAxes on the Hop!

    • Join us this First Friday at @flyingaxes for the August 3rd First Friday Hop! Harness the fun, excitement and community associated with the art of axe throwing every First Friday @flyingaxes! AXES • BEER • FOOD TRUCKS • MUSIC Axe throwing is officially taking off in Louisville, and Flying Axes is throwing every First Friday […]

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  • First Friday Hop at KMAC

    • First Friday Hop at KMAC KMAC will be open late during the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Stop by between 5-9p to browse the shop, experience two floors of exhibition space, and get your first look at “Selections from the Permanent Collection” on our third floor.

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  • First Friday Hop to the AC Hotel TONIGHT

    • Please visit the AC Hotel by Marriott Louisville Downtown tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception of their current artwork by Steve Heine, Ewa Perz, and Kate Mattingly, as coordinated by LVA, during Republic Bank’s First Friday Hop. Louisville Visual Art has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909. As a creative hub now […]

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  • TASTINGS at OLD 502 every First Friday from 12 – 8pm

    • TASTINGS at OLD 502 every First Friday from 12 – 8pm Stop in to Old 502 every First Friday for a fun hop stop featuring a tasting room and gift shop. Located at 120 South 10th street in Louisville (formerly Over the 9 restaurant).   Last tastings will begin a half hour before close. Tastings cost […]

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  • Call for artists for Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation at 1619 Flux

    • Provocative Perspectives: A Visual Conversation Visual artists of all levels, who live in the Greater Louisville area*, are invited to submit up to four pieces of original art in any media reflecting one of the topics from our Provocative Perspectives conversation series, organized in partnership with The Community Foundation of Louisville. The topics include communication, […]

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  • Bragnarok Beer Release and Party after First Friday

    • Can’t get enough on First Friday? Take a victory lap with us on Saturday. Join us on Saturday, July 7, at Hop member Against the Grain to celebrate the coming of Bragnarok, a braggot style ale made with honey! Bragnarok will be available for purchase at 5PM and there will be a Wing Eating Contest […]

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