• 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.

  • First Friday Deals! 20% off when you Check-In on FB or Yelp at Six Sisters

    • 20% off when you Check-In on FB or Yelp on First Friday at Six Sisters Boutique. Open till 9pm. https://www.facebook.com/SixSistersNulu/ 804 East Market St. Louisville, Kentucky Get Directions m.me/SixSistersNulu Call (502) 690-9986 Six Sisters Boutique… Oh what a story… First off, the name comes from the most awesome family ever! As one of six sisters born […]

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  • Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman

    • KMAC Museum’s newest exhibition: Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the […]

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  • Awesome Opossum Grand Re-Opening!

    • We are pleased to announce the grand re-opening of Awesome Opossum during the October First Friday Gallery Hop!  Friday will kick off the first of three days of events to celebrate our transition from the modest gift shop on Main Street to non-profit art space with over 4,000 square feet of retail, event space, workshops, […]

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  • Fall Membership Drive at KMAC

    • KMAC’s Fall Membership Drive is next week on Saturday, September 22nd! Join us for a FREE day of art and art-making for all ages. Tour KMAC exhibitions, explore art ideas, and make hands-on art projects. There will be live music from local band Evan and Vanessa and live painting from local illustrator Bri Bowers! Each new and renewing member will get […]

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  • This October 5th @FlyingAxes on the Hop!

    • Join us this First Friday at @flyingaxes for the October 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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  • Parents Night out on First Friday Hosted by YMCA

    • What: Parents Night Out at Oldham County Family YMCA When: August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7 Times: 5:00-10:00 pm Ages: Youth ages 5 and older Rates (Per Session): Facility Members: 1st child: $20; $10 each additional sibling Program Members: 1st child: $30; $10 each additional sibling Important Notes Registration deadline is […]

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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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  • Become a member! KMAC First Fall Membership Drive Announcement

    • KMAC’s First Fall Membership Drive Free Family Event Encourages Guests to Visit, Make, and Join September 11, 2018 KMAC Museum announced that it will be hosting its first ever Fall Membership Drive (and Family Fun Day) on Saturday, September 22nd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This completely free event is open to existing KMAC […]

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  • KMAC Museum announces that they are now accepting designs for KMAC Couture 2019!

    • KMAC Couture Artist Submissions Open KMAC Museum Opens Design Submission Through December September 4, 2018 KMAC Museum announced today that they are now accepting designs for KMAC Couture 2019. September 4th through December 7th, artists and designers are invited to submit their designs for consideration. Design submissions should include: artist bio; CV; design sketch; list […]

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  • donottellmewhereibelong Curated by Julien Robson

    • Lecture Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8pm. Bingham Humanities, Room 100 2018 Exhibition September 14 – October 27, 2018 Opening Reception Friday, September 14, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cressman Center for Visual Arts: 100 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 Gallery Hours: Wed. – Fri. : 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday : […]

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  • First Friday Hop with David Iacovazzi-Pau at Nanny Goat Books

    • Join us for the First Friday Hop with Louisville based painter, David Iacovazzi-Pau! David will be in store from 6-9 signing his collection, Paintings and Works on Paper, and displaying some of his portraits at Nanny Goat Books. This catalog was published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition of the portraits of David Iacovazzi-Pau. […]

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  • Mountain Laurel comes to Goodwood

    • Mountain Laurel takes traditional bluegrass music and tunes and adds a modern touch and energy. Enjoy a couple hours of high energy hard driving grass with us while you sample beers from Louisville’s Goodwood brewery.

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  • Elizabeth Foley—Artist Reception Oct 5

    • Please join us October 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. for an opening reception for printmaker Elizabeth Foley at Downtown Pilates! Elizabeth’s prints focus on the interplay of lives and the concept of life-balance. She explores the circle as a resolved but potentially irregular shape, representing both the balance and variety we all strive for in our lives. […]

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  • Goose Island Beer Bridge‎Brews & Views

    • The best 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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  • Land Grab Film Premiere at KMAC

    • Join the University of Kentucky College of Design for the Kentucky premiere of the provocative new documentary Land Grab and a discussion with two leading urban thinkers. Friday, Sept. 7 at KMAC in Louisville.

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  • Spirits Republic Live at Third Street Dive Hosted by Spirits Republic and Third Street Dive

    • Spirits Republic: Alternative/Experimental Rock (Nashville, TN) https://spiritsrepublicmusic.com/ 10PM-1AM Spirits Republic are a Nashville, TN based trio, responsible for crafting their own original brand of songwriting— combining an eclectic mix of genres that include alternative rock, funk, psychedelia, jazz, folk, and avant-garde music. The three-piece came together in August 2016 and played their first show at […]

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