• 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 LouLift and ride to a stop near each location during standard transit hours listed here.

  • Yvie Oddly Hosted by Play Louisville

    • FRI JUNE 7: Yvie Oddly comes out to PLAY! Play Mates shows at 10, 12 & 2. Yvie performs at 12 & 2 w/ meet & greet in between. 18+ Tix available now: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/playlouisville/262360/

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  • The June 7 8 & 9 Flea Off Market

    • June 7-9 :: Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-5pm 1000 E. Market St., Louisville, KY The Flea Off Market is Louisville’s monthly pop-up flea market, with food trucks, craft beer & cocktails, great vendors, live music, entertainment & more. FRI JUNE 7 4:30-9pm — Market, Bar & Food Trucks open Concerts into the evening, TBA […]

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  • Louisville Tango Festival 2019

    • The Louisville Tango Festival has been recognized as one of the top new festivals in the US. We have become known as hosting an event that is glamorous, friendly, well organized, and reasonably priced. From our excellent teachers with a deep Buenos Aires background to our pitch-perfect live band, our amazing DJs and our superb […]

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  • LDP First Friday Fundraiser at Garner Narrative

    • Join us for a night of fun, art, and community building at Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art during June’s First Friday Trolley Hop. $20 suggested donation (not required and no one turned away) Anyone and everyone is welcome to learn more about LDP and the beautiful art at in the space. We plan on having […]

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  • Movie Night at Slugger Field for First Friday!

    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be our Movie Night #1 showing! Thanks for voting! Don’t miss either one of our two Movie Nights in 2019: Friday, June 7: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Friday, August 24: The Sandlot Movie Night Details ➡️ bit.ly/2019MovieNights We’re turning the ballpark into the ultimate movie theater! Bring a blanket and sit on […]

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  • Landed In Louisville Hosted by Revelry Boutique Gallery

    • Revelry is bringing back local artist Maria Napoli for a special pop-up of original oil paintings on Friday, June 7th, from 6-10pm, in conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop! Her new collection looks back on the emotional journey and spiritual growth that she has experienced since moving to Louisville in 2005. The soft skyline […]

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  • Music Alley Market on South 4th Street

    • Please join us as an artist, vendor, musician, entrepreneur or another market booth type in the Music Alley Market space next to the Mercury Ballroom. Artists and small business owners are welcome to set up for free at Music Alley Market each First Friday of the month starting at 10am until 10pm. (Music may start […]

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  • “Works of May” by Jordan Humbert at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile 

    • “Works of May” by Jordan Humbert June 7th through June 30th, 2019 Opening reception with the artist; Friday, June 7th from 6-10pm About- “Works of May” is the latest series of work from Louisville Artist Jordan Humbert.  Humbert has almost exclusively used llamas as the subject of his paintings for the last five years.  Although […]

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  • Galt House Hotel – Artist in Residence Reception – Friday June 7

    • The Galt House’s next Artist in Residence Reception is on June 7. “As you know, the Galt House is the only hotel in the region with a program like this, and we recently announced Gibbs Rounsavall as our first artist. We’re all thrilled because he’s a great local artist who does amazing things with color […]

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  • First Friday Fortunes at The Limbo

    • First Friday Fortunes  by The Limbo on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Every first Friday of the month, Regan Wann will be at The Limbo reading tarot. She has two options for you: a card of the day ($5) or a 3 card spread ($10).

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  • The House Paint & Pencil Show New artwork by Corie Neumayer & Carrie Neumayer

    • The House Paint & Pencil Show New artwork by Corie Neumayer & Carrie Neumayer Show Dates: May 9- June 15, 2019 First Friday Gallery Hop June 7th, 6:00- 9:00pm  Pyro Gallery is pleased to announce a duo exhibition of works by PYRO Member, Corie Neumayer and Guest Artist, Carrie Neumayer. Mother and daughter artists will show new artwork made […]

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  • Make sure you see: “Unbounded Domains”by Vian Sora Closing Saturday May 25

    • Make sure you see: “Unbounded Domains” by Vian Sora Closing Saturday, May 25 Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum on “Unbounded Domains”:  “Sora’s visions fuse her own experiences with fairytales, Iraqi history, traditional Islamic influences, and painterly abstraction. Though they are largely abstract, Sora’s paintings suggest figures and places, including gardens and warzones, landscapes of lush […]

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  • Dudley Zopp: “Landscapes, Vessels and Jars” at Moremen Gallery

    • Moremen Gallery is pleased to announce Dudley Zopp: “Landscapes, Vessels and Jars” June 7 through July 6, 2019. Opening Reception on June 7, 5:30 – 8:00PM Artist remarks at 7:00. As a Kentucky native, Maine resident, and participant in residencies throughout Spain, Italy, and Newfoundland, Dudley Zopp is adept at examining the particularities of a […]

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  • 1619 Flux – Opening Of “Perspectives Of Home”

    • Please join us at 1619 Flux: Art + Activism for the opening reception of our new exhibition, “Perspectives Of Home: An Exhibition Of Social Practice”. This exhibition aims to employ artistic mindsets and practices as a framework to critically examine experiences and perspectives on issues related to the concept of “Home”. Stop by during the […]

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  • Tour the the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday

    • SEE HOW BOURBON‘S DONE RIGHT, FIRST-HAND The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the first distillery on Whiskey Row. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, guided tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more! Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller, this […]

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  • Republic Bank First Friday Hop Award for Surrealism at the Kentucky State Fair

    • Republic Bank First Friday Hop is proud to bring Surrealism to the Kentucky State again this year. The $50 Best of Award for Surrealism will be granted to the single best example of surrealism among all works of art submitted to the state fair in 2019 including 2d and 3d works.   What is Surrealism?  Surrealism aims to express imaginative dream-like and creative […]

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  • Urban Bourbon Hike the Hop – A walking tour of Downtown’s Bourbon District

    • Centered around Louisville the Urban Bourbon District is over 50 establishments; Hotels, bars, and restaurants, each offering a unique Bourbon experience whether it be a Distillery tour, a  Bourbon-inspired dish, a Derby Mint Julep or the official drink of Louisville Kentucky the Old Fashioned. Many of our favorite stops feature from 50 to over 150 varieties of Bourbon. You might […]

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  • Live at Guy’s on First Friday

    • Join us every Friday at Live at Guy’s from 4:30- 7:30pm! Start your weekend early at Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse with some live music and our happy hour specials from 4-7pm🍺 Specials $2 Bud Light drafts $3 House Wine (by the glass) $4 Well Drinks $5 select appetizers.

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  • The Flea off Market to feature Free Friday Night Concerts!

    • June 7-9 and July 5-7 we’ll be at the “usual” lot at E. Market St. and Baxter Ave. These 3-day Fleas will include free Friday night concerts, more daytime music, and all the offerings you’ve come to expect from us. Stay tuned for more details. Home to over 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups, and local […]

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