• 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.

  • 1619 flux

    1619 Flux – “Connecting Conversations” With EVOLVERS II


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  • hyland glass sept 1

    False Light with Laurie Blayney at Hyland Glass for First Friday Hop

    • Hyland Glass will have a new show up for First Friday HOP in September! Detes: Hyland Glass 721 E. Washington St. Louisville, KY 40202 www.HylandGlass.com Opening Reception for Public Friday September 1 Artist : Laurie Blayney Show Title: False Light 2D Contemporary work on Metal (Chroma Dye Sublimation processed from original Photographs) Artist Statement: False Light […]

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  • kentucky eclipse event

    KMAC to Explore Eclipse through Art & Activities

    • Contact: Emily Miles KMAC Museum (502) 589-0102 emily@kmacmuseum.org   KMAC to Explore Eclipse through Art & Activities  Museum will open a new exhibition, host artist tour and Family Fun Day   (LOUISVILLE, KY) – August 15, 2017 –  KMAC Museum is pleased to present Victory Over the Sun: The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse, a group exhibition opening on Saturday […]

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  • Warp Zone Louisville

    Video Game Gallery Open House at Warp Zone Louisville for First Friday

    • Video Game Gallery Open House at Warp Zone Louisville September 1, 2017 6-10pm Located at Warp Zone Louisville – 612 W Washington St Louisville, KY No ticket sales, free and open to the public Featuring Louisville artists Louisville Makes Games! The goal of Louisville Makes Games! is to promote game development as a viable career in our […]

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  • spalding huff gallery

    She’s Silver and Orange 3: Huff Gallery at Spalding University

    • Just as the words “Silver” and “Orange” are singular in their inability to rhyme, these women too stand in their independence, but all have a seat at the table in the world of the contemporary artist. Barrett Smyth, Curator — Featuring work by Kelly Cook, Leah Hughes, Kate Mattingly, Liza Samuel, and Anasazi Thomas Exhibition […]

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  • zephyr gallery

    PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze at Zephyr Gallery

    • PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze Curated by Miranda Lash Featuring: Nhat Tran, Vian Sora, and Tiffany Calvert September 1- October 22, 2017 Image: Tiffany Calvert, Untitled #287, detail, 2017, oil on digital print on canvas, 48″ x 60″ Featuring the works of three extraordinary female painters, Zephyr Gallery presents Project 19: The Prolonged Gaze, Tiffany Calvert, […]

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  • hay market Whiskey Bar Joins First Friday

    Haymarket Whiskey Bar Joins the First Friday Hop!

    • If you happened to miss the awesome show with Ryan Case at the Haymarket Whiskey Bar for our August First Friday we’ve got some good news for you. Haymarket Whiskey Bar is officially joining the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Now you will have a chance to catch them again every month on First Friday […]

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  • goldroute

    Gold Route @ Spinelli’s Downtown on First Friday

    •  Philly-style pizza, plus beer in no-frills digs until late-night with music… @spinellisdowntown 239 S 5th St Louisville, Kentucky Call (502) 749-0919 http://goldroute.bandcamp.com/ http://instagram.com/goldroute/ http://twitter.com/goldrouteband/ 5 friends from Detroit, Michigan. Hard hitting pop punk. Band Members, Sean Hazen, Max Metzger, Jordan Frame, David Chapdelaine, Steve Radzom We’ve played with Such Gold, Modern Baseball, Capstan, Daisyhead, Hot Mulligan, Hotel Books, […]

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  • cloudship at 3rdstreet dive

    Cloudship @ Third Street Dive on First Friday

    • Third Street Dive 442 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Spectra Music Group’s two-man rock powerhouse, Cloudship, is hitting the road for their third U.S. tour! Their music has been described as a “lively humdinger of indie pop, organic blues, folk, rock, and soul.” (Sacramento Bee) Cloudship is a two-man rock band from Fresno, CA. […]

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  • mayor greg fisher music and art series

    Mayor’s Music & Art Series

    • Mayor’s Music & Art Series (502) 574-3427 527 W. Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202 About the Mayor’s Music and Art Series The Mayor’s Music and Art Series celebrates and recognizes local artists in our community. All shows are free and open to the public, first come/first served. The Arts Series brings about discussion between local and visiting […]

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  • appalatin

    WFPK Live Lunch with Appalatin

    • FRI SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 – 12:00 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/357128554705293/ Appalatin WFPK Live Lunch WFPK 619 S 4th St Louisville, KY About Live Lunch WFPK hosts Live Lunch every Friday at noon. Come see your favorite local and touring artists perform live in the Louisville Public Media performance studio at 619 S. Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. Doors open […]

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  • revelry

    “New Work” Revelry’s 7 YEAR Anniversary

    • We are thrilled to announce SEVEN successful years of celebrating and showcasing over 150 local artists and we hope you will join us and spread the word! Every year for our anniversary we bring back a veteran Revelry artist, and this year we will be welcoming back one of Revelry’s first artists – Erik Orr – to present […]

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  • august first friday

    August 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • Quick Reference for all the events tonight! AUG4 August 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop At 8 AM AUG4 Mini Tap Takeover with Goodwood Brewing At 4 PM AUG4 ReSurfaced Fridays At 4 PM AUG4 The August Flea Off Market – Aug. 4, 5 and 6 At 4:30 PM AUG4 Ken Lucchese Oil Paintings Pleasure […]

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  • Louisville Cellos Grace Salsman

    Louisville Cellos at Louisville Cream for First Friday

    • Grace Salsman and fellow cellist Seth Johnson perform at weddings, private events, and church functions as Louisville Cellos. They have been performing together for a year and rehearse once a week. “Seth arranges contemporary pop tunes for two cellos. Our newest adventure is playing on the Big Four Bridge. It is such fun and people stop […]

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  • butchertown

    Louisville Folk School Jam at Butchertown Social on First Friday

    • The Louisville Folk School hosts a beginner-friendly jam the FIRST and THIRD Friday of each month! Come make music with us! Connecting the deep roots of Kentucky’s music traditions with its promising and lively future through lessons, performances, and a supportive community. Louisville Folk School is building a home for Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Folk Music […]

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  • toad strangler

    Moondogs and Toad Strangler at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar

    • Toad Strangler @ Stevie Ray’s August 4, 9:00 – 1:00 Cover $6 Band Members – “Just some Toads lay’n down the blues “hopping” to play at a pond near you ! Ribbit !” ~ Andrea Tanaro ~ Lead Vocals/Harmonica/Organ/Piano ~ Tony Tanaro ~ Guitars/Vocals ~ Steve Sanders ~ Guitars ~ Fenner Castner ~ Drums/Vocals ~ Randy […]

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  • electric garden

    Electric Garden @ Flea Off Market

    • Electric Garden 7pm at Flea Off Market Musician/Band · Louisville, Kentucky Electric Garden is a Rock’N’Roll Jamband from Louisville, KY. We are heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band and jazz fusion groups. https://www.facebook.com/events/1429068063886230/  Electric Garden is a funkadelic delight hailing from Louisville, KY. Formed in October 2015, this five piece band began by pursuing their […]

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  • red shadows band

    Red Shadows at Hello Country Bumpkin

    • The Red Shadow Band is a Country Outlaw traditional country Southern Rock Band and they will be playing at Hello Country Bumpkin during the Republic Bank First Friday Hop on August 4th.  Hello Country Bumpkin is a traditional Country Bar right here in the heart of Louisville.  “The Red Shadows Band Proudly Supports The Wounded Warrior […]

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  • Republic Bank First Friday Hop August 4 2017

    Join us tonight on the August 4th Republic Bank First Friday Hop!

    • Join us tonight for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in Downtown Louisville! Catch a Free Zerobus from 7am til 7pm hit all the galleries, have a drink or a dish or two at one of Downtown’s many awesome restaurants. On street parking is free after 6pm. Here is your map to an awesome night […]

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