• 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.

  • Belmar Baked hosts a sugar cookie art session on the First Friday hop

    • Belmar Baked cookie bar set up with different sugar cookie shapes, icings and sprinkles.  The first 20 people to come in can decorate one cookie at no charge.  Additional cookies are $3. Starting at noon and running all day. Great for all ages and all levels of experience. Come have some fun with us! Belmar Baked – […]

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  • LIVE LUNCH WITH ELEPHANT PATH

    • 91.9 WFPK INDEPENDENT LOUISVILLE PRESENTS LIVE LUNCH WITH ELEPHANT PATH FRI APR 5 12:00PM – 12:45PM LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA PERFORMANCE STUDIO WFPK hosts Live Lunch every First Friday at noon. Doors open around 11:30am. If you’re a WFPK member at $10/month or more, you can reserve a free lunch from the City Café (first 50 callers receive a […]

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  • The Vue at 3rd‎ Sunset Over Louisville: Resident Referral Party

    • Bring a friend to Vue at 3rd! We will be hosting a Resident Referral Party overlooking the sunset in our rooftop lounge on Friday, April 5th! All residents and guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments, enter giveaways, and Enjoy the Vue! Applications will be FREE for all referred guests and residents can earn up to […]

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  • {ONE NIGHT ONLY} Craft Union Vintage at Revelry Boutique Gallery

    • Local online vintage clothing studio , Craft Union Vintage will be set up for a one night pop-up at Revelry Boutique Gallery in NULU for a Derby themed First Friday, April 5th from 6-10pm. For one night only we are bringing some hand selected pieces from our Pop-Up Shop event to Revelry for First Friday […]

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  • BLōFISH Clothing Co.‎ Creatives for a Cause: OddBalls Gallery

    • For April’s Creatives for a Cause we will be hosting Harmony Sutherland’s gallery titled “OddBalls”. These colorful and quirky pieces are incredibly bizarre and we can’t wait for you all to see them! The Creatives for a Cause program at BLōFISH Clothing allows artist to promote their work but also raise money with pieces they […]

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  • Dogfight presented by Acting Against Cancer

    • Acting Against Cancer 323 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Dogfight Music + Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Book by Peter Duchan Based on the Warner Bros. Film and Screenplay by Bob Comfort Directed by Sydney MagersThe eve before they venture halfway around the world and into the thick of the Vietnam War, a […]

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  • Women Laughing Alone with Salad by Theatre 502 at the MeX

    • MeX Theater 501 W Main St, Fl 4th, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD by Shiela Callghan directed by Ariadne CalvanoWhat’s on the menu for Meredith, Tori, and Sandy: the three women in Guy’s life? Healthy lifestyles, upward mobility, meaningful sex? Or self-loathing and distorted priorities? Inspired by the strangely ubiquitous advertising trend […]

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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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  • 43rd Humana Festival Share Your Spark Hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville

    • Share Your Spark A Panel Conversation on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 1 P.M. PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM Join this thought-provoking new program where theatre professionals from around the country share their visions for the American theatre through fast-paced TED-style talks and conversations. This event is […]

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  • Legends of Hip Hop at KFC YUM! Center

    • The Legends of Hip Hop are coming to KFC Yum! Center on April 5th – with Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8 Ball & MJG and Bun B! Tickets On Sale Now! *Lineup Subject To Change

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  • Spring Break Camps by KMAC Museum

    • This Spring Break, young artists ages 5-10 will explore a wide range of art techniques and materials while creating different projects to take home each day. Campers will create with a variety of media including fiber, wood, paint, clay, dyes, paper, and printmaking. Choose to come one day, multiple days, or the whole week! There […]

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  • Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence Finalists

    • Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence Finalists Public  · Hosted by Galt House Hotel Meet the Galt House Hotel 2019 Artist in Residence Finalists on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Kacy Jackson, Jordan Morgan, Gibbs Rounsavall and Ewa Perz were selected from twenty-nine entries by the Artist in Residence selection committee, comprised of 13 prominent […]

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  • Community Turn-A-Bout 19 on First Friday

    • It’s time for a night of fun-filled entertainment as your favorite community members perform in drag illusion! Representing many of the local organizations we come together to benefit #KYPride. This is always a hit and you never know who will sashay across that stage. Interested in being a part of the show? Email Rodney.Coffman@Kypride.com Doors […]

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  • Dan Dry: Dawn to Derby – First Friday Opening Reception

    • In honor of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, The Gallery @ Unique Imaging Concepts is proud to present “Dawn to Derby” a Dan Dry and Chromaluxe exhibition. This show features the work of world-renowned photographer Dan Dry spanning over 40 years of covering the Kentucky Derby, all brought to life on Chromaluxe aluminum. […]

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