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.

  • Megan Lightell : New Works at Moremen Gallery

    • Megan Lightell : New Works Plus New works by Vian Sora, Stan Squirewell and Brad Durham This Friday Noon – 7pm Saturday 11 am – 4 pm Sunday Noon – 4 pm* Moremen Gallery, Quappi Projects and Galerie Hertz are open this Saturday and Sunday.  Join us for a beautiful fall weekend made even better […]

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  • NEW WORK: MEGAN LIGHTELL at Moremen Gallery

    • NEW WORK: MEGAN LIGHTELL ON VIEW: SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 15, 2020 PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GALLERY FOR OPENING WEEKEND FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 11 AM – 4:00 PM Born in rural Coshocton, Ohio, Megan Lightell finds repose in the open and lush expanses of Appalachian landscapes. Like many born into an environment, it […]

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  • ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12  at Quappi

    • ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12 Thursdays and Fridays 12-4 Saturdays 11-3 and by appointment https://www.quappiprojects.com/ ALEX SCHMITZ / NO FRUIT FORBIDDEN through September 12 Thursdays and Fridays 12-4 Saturdays 11-3 and by appointment Quappi Projects is pleased to present Alex Schmitz’s No Fruit Forbidden. A native Kentuckian based in Brooklyn for the last decade, Schmitz’s […]

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  • Enjoy *NEW* virtual experiences with KMAC

    • Adult Virtual Workshop: Paper Quilling Tuesday, September 1 7:00-8:00PM OR Saturday, September 12 10:00-11:00AM $45 per person ($35 for members) Learn the delicate art of paper quilling in our first ever virtual adult workshop. Your registration fee includes all the supplies and tools you’ll need, delivered to your home at no extra charge. You’ll then attend a […]

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  •  NEW WORKS BY STAN SQUIREWELL at Moremen Gallery

    • NEW WORKS BY STAN SQUIREWELL JOIN US THIS WEEK THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY:   11:00AM – 4:00PM Stan Squirewell  is  a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Born and raised in Washington, DC he currently lives and works in Louisville, KY.   Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history. […]

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  • PYRO Gallery is inviting art lovers to visit us once again! Live!

    • https://www.pyrogallery.com/   PYRO LIVE! JOIN US! IN-PERSON OR ONLINE! PYRO Gallery is inviting art lovers to visit us once again! Show Dates:  August 6-29th  OPEN: Fridays and Saturdays: 12:00-3:00pm Due to the pandemic, we have been closed since early March. We are excited to announce an exhibition from August 6 to 29 to kick off […]

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  • Crystal Gregory Shapes of Stillness and Force

    •   Last Week  Crystal Gregory: Shapes of Stillness and Force Join us,Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Closing Days of Crystal Gregory’s Work Gregory is a Kentucky-based sculptural artist studying the intersections of handmade textiles and construction materials. Her work enables its viewers to witness the collision of seemingly opposite materials and realize their commonalities. […]

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  • Yvonne Petkus: New Work

    • What To Do This Weekend? Turn Off the TV  Get Out of The House Wear Your Mask Practice Social Distancing  Visit An Art Gallery   As the last days of summer approach, don’t miss  new works on view through August 25   The Gallery is Open Friday and Saturday: Noon – 4:00 Call for an […]

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  • Inside the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum

    • Once referred to as an ornament to the city, The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is now nicknamed Louisville’s Castle, and it is easy to see how the museum got that name. Join #LiftUpLou for a peek inside the home, where we will explore the history of the neighborhood, as well as the families that called this castle home. […]

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  • Photographer Katie Lee Jones on #LiftUpLou · Hosted by Lift Up Lou

    • Photographer Katie Lee Jones on #LiftUpLou Public · Hosted by Lift Up Lou Photographer Katie Lee Jones has used her talents to lift up other Louisvillians in her photo series “Quarantine Style Profile.” This series of socially distant portrait captures the warmth and light of some of Louisville’s leading ladies like Please and Thank You owner […]

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  • Steamboat Supper ft. Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

    •   Steamboat Supper ft. Whiskey Bent Valley Boys Public · Hosted by Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and Belle of Louisville Riverboats Come aboard for a hearty and delicious meal while you enjoy the sights of the river and wonderful local music from Whiskey Bent Valley Boys. Louisville Original, Bristol Catering, brings you their very best, while we show […]

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  • Live Music With Katie Mac

    • Live Music With Katie Mac Public · Hosted by The Sports & Social Club, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse and Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District Join us at Fourth Street Live! for live music with Katie Mac from 2pm – 5pm. Enjoy picnic-style seating throughout Fourth Street Live!, games, cold beer, cocktails and great eats. Free admission. Families welcome. Additional patio […]

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  • Uptown Old School Friday Night

    • Uptown Old School Friday is a great spot for Girls Night, Birthday’s, Date Nite or Night out on the town. We take you back with some of the best music & videos and more. Friday at 8 PM – 2 AM Starts in about 9 hours Encore on 4th 630 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY […]

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  • Live Music With Kevin Jaggers

    • Live Music With Kevin Jaggers Public · Hosted by The Sports & Social Club, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse and Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District Join us at Fourth Street Live! for live music with Kevin Jaggers from 6pm – 9pm. Enjoy picnic-style seating throughout Fourth Street Live!, games, cold beer, cocktails and great eats. Free admission. Families welcome. Additional patio […]

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  • LGBTQ Black Lives Matter Art, Music, Community and March Downtown

    • This week our focus is BLACK NON-BINARY FOLX! Please bring signs and banners relating to Black lives! We want to make this march a weekly thing for Friday evenings! Join us as we march and SAY THEIR NAMES! Bring art, celebrate life and play music. This is for our community and our peaceful message of […]

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  • City Growers Virtual Chat Hour · Hosted by Louisville Community Garden Network

    • While we can’t together in person to talk about growing food in Louisville, let’s connect online! Join the Urban Ag Coalition every Friday to chat. Share about your experience growing food in your garden, ask questions, share about what works for you, and connect with your neighbors! Register for the call at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrf-mppjwrG938FwrdrryKFIqPTKIGzAhf

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