• 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.

  • “DANCING IN DARKNESS” by Vinhay Keo at MOREMEN GALLERY

    • September 27 through October 26 “DANCING IN DARKNESS” by Vinhay Keo For his second solo exhibition with Moremen Gallery, Vinhay Keo, presents “Dancing In Darkness”and poses the question of “What does it mean for the traumatized and marginalized bodies to dance?” Presented with a historical burden that aims to render stillness into affected bodies, dance is presented […]

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  • Join us for a series of talks with KMAC Triennial Crown of Rays artists

    • Join us for a series of talks with KMAC Triennial Crown of Rays artists Triennial Exhibition Photo Artist Talks Vinhay Keo Sept 28, 12:30pm​ In conjunction with the Moreman Gallery, KMAC will be hosting a public conversation with KMAC Triennial artist Vinhay Keo. Keo will discuss his Triennial work and his overall practice, which addresses his identity […]

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  • Imagine 2020 Mural Festival

    • Mayor Greg Fischer, Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art are excited to kick off the inaugural Imagine Mural Festival. The festival brings talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create public artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods. What is the Imagine 2020 Mural Festival?  […]

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  • Lensless opens at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts

    • This Week: Join us for the opening receptions included in our Louisville Photo Biennial Lineup! Lensless – Friday October 4, 2019 | 6-8 pm Lensless opens at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts (on First Friday) Photographs are dependent on the projection of light rather than on a camera or lens. The works in Lensless, including chemigrams, photograms, and lumen prints engage […]

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  • Start Getting Excited! Open Studio Weekend 2019 is November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd!

    • Open Studio Weekend (OSW), Kentucky’s largest art studio tour, offers its seventh annual celebration of creative energy across the Metro on November 2nd and 3rd! LVA partners with the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute to host OSW and the Juried Exhibit of OSW Participating Artists at the Cressman Center Gallery (100 E Main St.). […]

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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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  • Ninth Street underpass opens “The Louisville Knot” on First Friday

    • A message from @loumetropublicart –  “The Louisville Knot is here! Join us Friday at 5p for the Mayor’s unveiling on W Main Street between 9th and 10th Streets, on the First Friday Hop, for music, food and fun! @isaphila @coredesignky @downtownlouisville @firstfridayhop #louisvilleknot “ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | 4 PM – 9 PM (road […]

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  • Bri’s Louisville at Revelry Gallery

    • Revelry Gallery invites you to local artist & illustrator Bri Bowers’ first solo show – “Bri’s Louisville”. The exhibit is a personal narrative of her life in Louisville, highlighting specific neighborhood landmarks associated with her memories through original watercolors, illuminated cardboard sculptures, and interactive elements.   WHO: Bri Bowers WHAT: Bri’s Louisville WHEN: Opening Friday, September 13th, 7-10pm, […]

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  • September 6th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

    • The Knot Louisville on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop 9/6 This months feature event: “The Knot Louisville” 900 W MAIN ST | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 9 PM Join us Friday at 5p for the Mayor’s unveiling on W Main Street between 9th and 10th Streets, on the First Friday Hop, for […]

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  • Heat closing and performance by Robert Beatty

    • Join us for a special closing event basking in the pulsing glow of Letitia Quesenberry’s lightboxes and a live performance by artist and musician Robert Beatty. A suggested donation of $5 will go to the performer. contemporary art reflecting the zeitgeist // gallery open Thursday 12-4, Friday 12-5, Saturday 11-3 and by appointment 827 East […]

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  • Art Sanctuary‎The Art of Monique Motiff

    • Opening Reception September 6, 2019 6-9pm Art Sanctuary Gallery 1433 S Shelby Street Louisville KY 40217 502-386-7114 (showings by appointment) Monique Motiff of Louisville studied painting and photography at The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Her rich, moody landscapes are executed using a combination of oil, tar and many layers of bees wax, a technique she […]

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  • September Portrait Show Hosted by Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • Join us as we kick off our Fall Arts Season! Featuring work from @johnpaulkesling @timf68 @margaretarchambault @walleraustin @todd_fife_art and many others!   Join us on the First Friday of September for our 1st annual Portrait Show. Featuring work from: John Paul Kesling Tim Faulkner Todd Fife Waller Austin Purion Parker Susan Brooks Margaret Archambault Mark […]

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  • “INTERSTICE” Through September 20 at Moremen Gallery

    • Don’t Miss Our Latest Show “INTERSTICE” Iconic Movie Clips * Inverted Film Stills * Levitating Sculpture Azzarella’s research has utilized significant moments in popular film to investigate malleability of time, the physicality of temporal boundaries, and the critical potential of collective memory. For over two decades, Josh has created multimedia work that stems from inquiries […]

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  • Josh Azzarella: “INTERSTICE” at Moremen Gallery

    • Josh Azzarella: “INTERSTICE” Opening This Weekend Opening Weekend Saturday, Reception: August 24, 6:00–8:30 pm Artist Talk 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 12:30 – 3:30 Conversation With The Artist Valet Parking at Proof on Main Azzarella’s research has utilized significant moments in popular film to investigate malleability of time, the physicality of temporal boundaries, and the critical […]

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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 Flea off Market to feature Free Friday Night Concerts!

    • Home to over 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups, and local businesses, The Flea Off Market is Louisville’s monthly pop-up flea market. Flea patrons can expect to find used books, records, fine arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing, bath and body products, candles, furniture and homewares, used tools, terrariums, fresh-cut flowers, organic produce and meat, […]

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