• 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.

  • $5 Fireball live music from 7pm-2am at Howl at the Moon

    • This First Friday Howl at the Moon will have $5 Fireball and live music from 7pm-2am! Howl at the Moon is the total entertainment experience! Our high-energy live music show is centered around dance hits and party anthems that will get you dancing in no time. Summer officially begins in less than 2 months on […]

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  • Kevlen Goodner at the Normandy Gallery

    • The Normandy Gallery is proud to present a solo show by Louisville’s own Kevlen Goodner. Kevlen Goodner (The Illest-Strator) is a highly skilled sequential storyteller, and gifted draftsman known for his expressive, and realistic pen/ink drawings, Kevlen is adept at all forms of visual storytelling. From comics, and graphic novels, to advertising, to storyboarding for […]

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  • New Bottle Your Own Angel’s Envy!

    • From inspecting our grain to hand-labeling our bottles, we like to be hands-on in everything that we do. Now, we’re excited to offer the same opportunity to our guests with our Bottle Your Own Experience. Guests will get to fill their own 750 ml bottle of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels […]

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  • Short Cuts & Paper Tales – FIRST solo show by artist Monica Stewart

    • Revelry Gallery welcomes Monica Stewart for her first ever solo show featuring her intricate and narrative paper cuts. This whimsical collection of magical paper cuts invites you into a fairytale world. The subject of each piece is just as impressive as the skill it took Monica to create these paper folk fantasies. We are thrilled […]

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  • 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition

    • April 27 – June 30, 2018 | map The Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition by Louisville artist Douglas Miller at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts April 27 – Aug. 4. The show, which serves as Miller’s culminating thesis for his Master of Fine Arts degree, will feature approximately 100 drawings and a projected animation. Most […]

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  • Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life at 21c

    • EXHIBITIONS Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life Showing at 21c LOUISVILLEOn display from May 2016 – May 2018 We are interested in the idea of the public, citizenship, and community, and how everyday people are poets and scribes and artists and documentarians as much as they are strangers, neighbors, and friends. David Burns and Austin Young, […]

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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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  • Kentucky Science Center 5 after 5

    $5 after 5pm at the Kentucky Science Center on First Friday

    • $5 after 5:00 PM every First Friday Stop by the Kentucky Science Center for just $5 on your tour of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! From natural history galleries to Kentucky artifacts you may find something unexpected. The Kentucky Science Center does not currently offer an art gallery but they do have a selection […]

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  • Artist Reception ~ Peter Dusek “Shibumi” at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • Our new show, “Shibumi”, features black and white photography by Canadian artist Peter Dusek. Shibumi is a Japanese word that refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty-a quiet elegance. “Shibumi” will be up May 4th on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop through – June 1, 2018. Contact: 713 East Market St., Louisville, […]

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  • First Friday in May at Flying Axes!

    • Join us this First Friday at @flyingaxes for the May 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 on […]

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  • Yvonne Petkus – Witness: Bosnian Influenced Paintings at Moremen Moloney Gallery

    • Join Us For Opening Weekend Artist Reception: Friday, April 13, 5:30 – 8:00 PM Artist Talk 7:00 PM Saturday April 14, 1:00 – 4:00pm 939 East Washington St Louisville, KY 40206 Yvonne Petkus – Witness: Bosnian Influenced Paintings Regular Gallery Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm WHAT: Moremen Moloney is pleased to present: “Witness: Bosnia-Influenced Paintings”, New Paintings […]

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  • Julio Cesar’s “Divine Shadows” at Revelry Boutique Gallery

    • Revelry Gallery welcomes Julio Cesar back for his fourth solo show “Divine Shadows” on April 7th, 7-10pm. “Divine Shadows” marks Julio’s 25th exhibit and fourth exhibit in Louisville. In this new collection, Julio aims to reveal different stories through each piece as a narrative, visual letter. He brings his focus onto a spiritual plane, bringing […]

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  • April 6th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    •   Join us for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop this Friday for a city wide art event! Over 50 art gallery openings, and events in Downtown Louisville. Print a map and take a self guided tour, or join one of our meet up groups and check out all the art and entertainment. Get all […]

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  • Hope is Grounded in Memory – a hands on art show at Hyland Glass

    • hope is grounded in memory (2018) hope is grounded in memory, new work by megan bickel Artist reception Friday April 6th, 6-9P Hyland Glass 721 e Washington street 40202 Show runs April 6-June 3 Touch friendly show – get up close and personal with the work. Megan Bickel is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based out of Louisville, […]

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  • Bill Pusztai Unnatural Affections at Garner Narrative

    • Bill Pusztai Unnatural Affections introducing Larry Beisler *reception with Larry Beisler Friday April 6, 6-9 p.m.* Canadian photographer Bill Pusztai (Vancouver, B.C.) translates human sexual diversity into compositions of flowers, shells and seed pods. His photos can be enjoyed straightforwardly for their beauty. They can also function, if desired, as puzzles with answers that do resolve logically, if in […]

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  • New Derby Art by Liesl Long! and Block Party Turns 5 party!

    • We are celebrating Block Party’s 5th year in business this Friday at our downtown location during the First Friday Hop! We will be open until 9pm and featuring the new 2018 Derby themed art by Liesl Long! We are grateful to you, our loyal customers, and to our loyal artists (like Liesl!) who have kept us […]

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  • Noah Smith at PBR Louisville

    • Noah Smith at PBR Louisville for First Friday Hop! An American songwriter and country artist who specializes in a natural musical inclination combined of native roots and road worthy storytelling. Walking the line between Country and Rock n Roll with a vivid, ambitious pace. Coming from Brown County, Ohio! PBR Louisville: A Cowboy Bar Cowboy […]

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  • Anemic Royalty on WFPK Live Lunch

    • April 6th (THIS FRIDAY) Max capacity is 50 First come first serve Starts at noon Even if you can’t make it out you can still tune in to 91.9 wfpk or stream it on there website. Garage rock band from Louisville Ky Genre Rock n’ Roll Band Members Jeremy Rochman- Guitar, Lead Vocals Seamus Coyle- […]

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  • Artist Reception ~ Peter Dusek “Shibumi” at Paul Paletti Gallery

    • Our new show, “Shibumi”, features black and white photography by Canadian artist Peter Dusek. Shibumi is a Japanese word that refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty-a quiet elegance. “Shibumi” will be up April 6 on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop through – June 1, 2018. A reception with the […]

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  • Angel’s Envy offers day & evening 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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