• 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.

  • Road Map To Heaven: Photographs by Linda Bruckheimer

    • Linda Bruckheimer’s Bluegrass photography exhibition, “Road Map to Heaven,” open at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., is an homage to motor travel along America’s “Blue Highways” — the federal roads which predate today’s interstate system. “Blue Highways,” like Route 66 and Dixie Highway, got the nickname because of their designated blue color on road maps. The […]

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  • REBIRTH NEW WORK by BETTE LEVY at Pyro Gallery

    • REBIRTH NEW WORK by BETTE LEVY with invited guest Paul Schreck – Work in Wood “Rebirth”, an exhibition by long-time PYRO Gallery member Bette Levy, opens on February 14, 2019, at the gallery’s location, 1006 East Washington Street, and lasts through March 23. Also showing in the gallery will be work in wood by Indiana […]

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  • Girls Rock Louisville + Block Party Handmade Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2019

    • Girls Rock Louisville + Block Party Handmade Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2019! — For Immediate Release Let’s Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2019! NEW this year, is a PROM THEME! Bring your BFF(s) to our Galentine’s Day prom. Whether it’s a tuxedo or a formal gown, fun prom attire is encouraged! Between 7pm and 9pm Local all-female bands […]

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  • Conspiratorial Aesthetics at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

    • Conspiratorial Aesthetics Date: March 1, 2019 Time: 6-8 pm Venue: Cressman Center for Visual Arts Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1214800795362265/ Tickets: free Artist: Cara Benedetto, Deb Sokolow, !Mediengruppe bitnik, Raqs Media Collective, and Walid Raad, Please join the Hite Art Institute for the opening reception of “Conspiratorial Aesthetics” on Friday, March 1, 2019 6-8 pm, at the Cressman […]

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  • “FRESH PAINT” at Moremen Gallery

    • ART, BLOODY MARYS AND CONVERSATION “FRESH PAINT” OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 1:00 – 3:30 Show Runs Through March 1  Welcoming New Artists John Brooks Shawn Marshall Dennis Whitehouse New Works By: Yosvani Caises Michael Madzo Pat Snyder Moremen Gallery 710 W. Main, Suite 201, (next to Proof on Main and 21c, across from KMAC). […]

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  • NULU Bock Fest Launch Party at Red Tree with baby goat cuddles

    • In conjunction with the February First Friday Hop we are having a NULU Bock Fest Launch Party at Red Tree to celebrate the upcoming Bock Fest happening on March 30th. The evening will include baby goat cuddles and pictures, beer from Against The Grain and Goodwood, Bulleit Bourbon, sausages and Bock Fest swag for purchase!

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  • Gold Key and American Visions Exhibition at KMAC

    • Opening Friday, February 1 at KMAC Gold Key and American Visions Exhibition Exhibition Opening for Gold Key and American Visions Winners Friday, February 1 from  5-9p This exhibition showcases the Gold Key winners and the five American Visions nominees and falls on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

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  • Road Map To Heaven: Photographs by Linda Bruckheimer

    • Linda Bruckheimer’s Bluegrass photography exhibition, “Road Map to Heaven,” open at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., is an homage to motor travel along America’s “Blue Highways” — the federal roads which predate today’s interstate system. “Blue Highways,” like Route 66 and Dixie Highway, got the nickname because of their designated blue color on road maps. The […]

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  • Self Care & Artistic Process at Louisville Grows February 1st

    • EXHIBITION: Self Care & Artistic Process DATES: January 4, 2019- February 21, 2019 Curated by Corbin McGuire and Nina Kersey Self Care & Artistic Process is on display at Louisville Grows: Healthy House Art Gallery through February 21. Louisville Grows: Healthy House 1641 Portland Avenue https://ruckuslouisville.com/Self-Care-Artistic-Process The work of Corbin McGuire and Nina Kersey, students from The Kentucky College of […]

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  • Muses by Elsa Hansen Oldham at KMAC

    • Elsa Hansen Oldham, [detail] Scout Finch thru The Karate Kid, 2015 Gold, silver, velvet and silk hand embroidery on cotton and linen. Hand quilted on cotton. 60” x 70” Collection of Yaniv Schulman This Sunday will be your last chance to see Muses by Elsa Hansen Oldham! Louisville native Elsa Hansen Oldham works in fiber, imbuing the traditional decorative […]

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  • ANNA MARIE PAVLIK SHADOWLAND

    • OPENING FRIDAY, 1ST 6-9P ANNA MARIE PAVLIK SHADOWLAND The uncertain reality of that era as well as our own, are seen in the new work of stratographs and etchings by artist Anna Marie Pavlik. Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile 572 South 4th St

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  • Sneak Peek on the hop! Mahonia is moving!

    • Mahonia is moving into a new space on East Market Street, just a few doors down from our current location. We are EXCITED! In addition to doubling thier retail space, they are expanding the floral studio, with bigger flower projects in the coming year. The studio space will also be home to an intimate venue […]

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  • A Slice of Art

    • Pizza Bar’s very own monthly Pop-Up Art Gallery as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Help us celebrate incredible artists at our monthly cocktail party. Enjoy our daily happy hour specials, including a FREE slice of pizza with any beverage purchase from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Pizza. Art. Booze. What more could you […]

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  • Jory Bowling & The Handshake Deals Hosted by Goodwood Brewing

    • You all know that deep gravel baritone well, from The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers and Trucker Hat Coalition, where he brings his own original tunes, pickin’ the 5-string or strumming an old Martin guitar. Jory Bowling is a singer-songwriter at heart, forever with a new tune, be it about moonshine, or cornbread, or wigglin’ in […]

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  • Monthly Mayhem at PBR and Dugger Band at PBR Louisville

    • Monthly Mayhem is our themed party held the first Friday of each month! We will see you on February 1st for Rednecks and Paychecks 🤘🏼 There will be ladder golf, bar pong, and even a redneck yard sale! Get a $25 gift card and great specials for you and your crew! Sign up to receive […]

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  • Shining A Light: (The) Many Faces of Homeless Women by Muhammad Ali Center

    • This year, the Muhammad Ali Center’s sixth annual international photography competition and subsequent exhibition will reveal, but not exploit, women who have been or are currently homeless, and educate our community about the issues, realities, and struggles, they endure. The Muhammad Ali Center will produce a documentary-style exhibition from 25-35 finalist photographs, which will be […]

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  • Parent’s Night Out! Childcare

    • Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Deer Park Baptist Church 1733 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 Join us for a super night of games, crafts, snacks, music, and a devotional at our superhero action night! Mom and Dad can get away for a few hours while the kids learn how in […]

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  • Aorta MM Presents: Bogues & Telltale at Spinelli’s Downtown

    • Fri. Feb. 1st @ Spinelli’s Downtown Bogues Telltale Molly O’Malley Anhedonia Join Bogues and Telltale as they intersect in Louisville on their respective tours! $10 presale tickets available online or from a local band $12 at the door 2/1/19 – 239 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY Aorta Music & Management Louisville

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