• 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.

  • The CAT Student Show at the Krantz Art Gallery

    • Here it is…the CAT Student Show is now open The CAT Student Show is now up and the art is purrrrfectly appetizing. Come and check out the most savory work from our CAT students this semester. The Communication Arts Technology Program’s Art Competition & Show, the CATTY’s, opened November 26th and will run through January […]

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  • Self Care & Artistic Process at Louisville Grows January 4th

    • EXHIBITION: Self Care & Artistic Process DATES: January 4, 2019- February 21, 2019 Curated by Corbin McGuire and Nina Kersey Opening Reception: Friday, January 4th  |  5:30 PM- 8 PM Louisville Grows: Healthy House 1641 Portland Avenue The work of Corbin McGuire and Nina Kersey, students from The Kentucky College of Art and Design (KyCAD), comparatively give voice and physicality […]

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  • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary – open on First Friday

    • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Pyro Gallery, 15th Anniversary Exhibit Show Dates: Dec 6-January 5th, 2019 1st Friday ,  January 4, 6-9pm Open on First Friday Hop January 4th Please join PYRO Gallery as we celebrate our fifteenth year in the Louisville community. PYRO invites you to an open house and reception for the anniversary exhibition at our Butchertown home, […]

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  • DEBORAH WHISTLER: “FOLLOW THE RABBIT” at Moremen Gallery 

    • DEBORAH WHISTLER: “FOLLOW THE RABBIT” Meditations On The Disorienting Quality of Transformation Go down the rabbit hole to explore Deb Whistler’s world of fantastical creatures, fairy tales and demons. Intricate paper cuttings and collages will take you right into the depths of this artist’s rabbit hole, and we, curious gallery viewers, can’t help but follow where it leads. […]

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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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  • Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics opens at KMAC December 15

    • A Sarah Crowner painting consists of monochrome canvas shapes stitched together with an industrial sewing machine. The resulting bold abstractions reference a visual language closely aligned with the Bauhaus aesthetic and modernism. In Clay Bodies: Moving Through Ceramics, the Brooklyn-based artist mirrors her painting practice by arranging ceramic objects into KMAC’s exhibition space, exploring her ability […]

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  • December Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • Join us for the Republic Bank First Friday all over Downtown Louisville, Friday Night come out and support the arts! This month’s Feature event: THE HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET at MUSIC ALLEY The inaugural Downtown Holiday Night Market is Friday, December 7th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The family-friendly holiday market will feature work by […]

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  • Holiday Night Market on Music Alley

    • December 7: Holiday Night Market The Louisville Downtown Partnership and the South Fourth Street District Association will host the inaugural Downtown Holiday Night Market on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Address: 611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 Date(s): Friday, December 7, 2018 Start Date: Dec 7th, 2018 – 5:00 PM End Date: Dec […]

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  • Fifth Annual Louisville Swig | Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

    • Fifth Annual Louisville Swig | Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Hosted by Louisville Magazine, the party of the century is returning! Join us as we celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition and the launch of SWIG: Volume X. The new issue will be at the party, and all attendees will receive a complimentary copy. Tickets include […]

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  • 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show Hosted by Downtown Pilates on First Friday

    • Please join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show! Opening Reception: December 7th, During The First Friday Trolley Hop, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Pilates 3rd Annual Holiday Art Show featuring new work from glassblower Chad Balster, painters Alex Taylor and Monique Motiff, print maker Elizabeth Foley and greeting card designer Becky Greenlee. A wide array […]

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