• 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.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour by Mint Julep Experiences

    • Starts at the Gault House: Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8 AM – 6 PM Galt House Hotel 140 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Show Map Mint Julep Experiences offers Kentucky bourbon distillery tour itineraries! All public bourbon tours depart from the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville and include transportation with an expert guide, […]

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  • Louisville Folk School Happy Hour Jam at Butchertown Social

    • Louisville Folk School and friends are jamming every Friday from 5:30-7:30 or later! Come jam with us. FREE! We make our jam session as beginner friendly as possible with moderate tempos and lots of bluegrass and folk songs most folks can join along on. Bring your acoustic string instrument and your favorite song, or just […]

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  • Tiny Art Tales by KMAC Museum

    • Join KMAC Educators for story time with music and art-making for preK learners and grown-ups in this free, weekly program. Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM KMAC Museum 715 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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  • Currents: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio at Swanson Contemporary

    • Currents: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio Jan. 4 – Feb. 16, 2019 Reception concurrent with Garner Narrative, Jan. 18, 6-9 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1100917413422533 Swanson Contemporary 638 East Market Street Louisville, KY 40202 502 589-5466 open 12-6 Wed. – Sat. Currents is an exhibition of diverse Louisville area artists whose work has been informed, […]

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  • Wine Down Butchertown at Bourbon Barrel Foods

    • Join us for the introduction of our Butchertown Factory Store NOW selling packaged liquor, spirited gifts, and a full selection of wine. We kicked off Wine Down Butchertown on Friday, January 4th and we a ready to celebrate another First Friday this February 1st with a Wine Tasting. Stop in for wine specials, sample and […]

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  • 2019 Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon

    • Every year, Louisville Visual Art recognizes four individuals whose contributions in the art community provide the Metro Area with lasting, positive benefits. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Ed Hamilton, Reverend Al Shands III, James Grubola, and Monica Stewart. Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, Kentucky 40203 Louisville […]

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  • Hairbanger’s Ball

    • ALL ABOARD! The Hairbanger’s Ball Crazy Train rolls into Louisville on Friday, February 1st! Grab your tickets now and come experience the Ultimate Tribute to 80’s Hair Rock: https://livemu.sc/2Tcbb9C

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  • Feels at Black Heart Gallery

    • Friday February 1st. we are having our second Flash Friday entitled “Feels” We will be covering the emotional spectrum not just love. Flash will be up for preview soon. Black Heart Gallery and Tattoo 124 N Clay St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

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  • KULA Gallery presents Art & Vibes…a soulful experience!

    • KULA Gallery presents Art & Vibes…a soulful experience! Sip on custom drinks by SLY, all while listening to the soulful sounds of Sean Clayborn and Friends. ArtbyRice will be doing live painting throughout the night. Limited advanced $10 tickets available. Limited reserved seating and bottle service available by calling (502) 632-3622.. VIP Couch Sections Price: […]

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  • REBIRTH NEW WORK by BETTE LEVY at Pyro Gallery

    • REBIRTH NEW WORK by BETTE LEVY with invited guest Paul Schreck – Work in Wood “Rebirth”, an exhibition by long-time PYRO Gallery member Bette Levy, opens on February 14, 2019, at the gallery’s location, 1006 East Washington Street, and lasts through March 23. Also showing in the gallery will be work in wood by Indiana […]

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