• 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.

  • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary – open on First Friday

    • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Open House and Reception- Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1:00- 5:00 pm Show Dates – December 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019 Open on First Friday Hop December 7th Please join PYRO Gallery as we celebrate our fifteenth year in the Louisville community. PYRO invites you to an open house and reception for the anniversary exhibition […]

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  • Annual Student Exhibition at the Cressman Center For Visual Arts

    • The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of our Annual Student Exhibition. Work in this show highlights not only the tremendous accomplishments of our students, it also showcases their dramatic range. Artists from all studio areas, from glass to graphic design, painting to printmaking, will be on view through January 12th. The […]

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  • Pappy & Company joins the First Friday hop!

    • We are excited to share that in just a few days Papy and company will be joining the First Friday Hop and Opening in Nulu. Starting Monday at least through Christmas we are told that store hours will be 10-5 Monday-Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday’s. ” We will have all the merchandise available in the […]

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  • Mammoth Art Holiday Pop-Up Art Market!

    • Friday, December 7 from 5-10pm the Mammoth Collective will be hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Art Fair at Pizza Bar Louisville in 4th Street Live. We have a large variety of artists and vendors to complete your holiday shopping list without ever setting foot inside a mall! Shop local. Shop Louisville. Support the Collective. Share this […]

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  • Pizza Bar Louisville presents ‎A Slice of Art

    • Pizza Bar’s very own monthly Pop-Up Art Gallery as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Help us celebrate incredible artists at our monthly cocktail party. Enjoy our daily happy hour specials, including a FREE slice of pizza with any beverage purchase from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Art show and fun all night. Pizza. Art. […]

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  • First Light Gallery presents ‎Shades of Nature, by Lesley Ackman

    • First Light Gallery presents ‎Shades of Nature, by Lesley Ackman “The camera becomes a means to record my vision and help clarify it.” Lesley Ackman’s series of monochromatic photographs celebrate both the simplicity and intricacy of nature’s beauty. Please join us for the opening of her exhibit, “Shades of Nature,” this First Friday Hop, December 7. The […]

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  • Sterling Silver Shines Brightly + Anessa Arehart Exhibition Opening Friday 12/7/18 at Craft Gallery

    • Sterling Silver Shines Brightly + Anessa Arehart Exhibition Opening Friday 12/7/18 HOLIDAY JEWELRY COLLECTION ARRIVES MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE SHINY AND BRIGHT THIS SEASON STERLING WITH SPARKLING OPALS AND NATURAL STONES Our specially curated collection from Taxco, Mexico includes both traditional classics and contemporary designs. Many one-of-a-kind, signed pieces from a region known around the world for their rich history of craftsmanship […]

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  • Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion at KMAC

    • Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Poems for Every Occasion August 18 – December 2, 2018   KMAC Museum presents Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones […]

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  • Hyland Glass will be hot and hopping for First Friday HOP!

    • Hyland Glass will be hot and hopping for First Friday HOP! Reservations are available for the public to book online to step into the hot shop and Blow-Ho-Ho their very own seasonal glass treasure. Glass must cool over nite and is available for pick up or shipping the following day. Details online at www.HylandGlass.com

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  • Photography Workshop: Geoffrey Carr at 1619 FLUX

    • Saturday, December 1ST Photography Workshop: Geoffrey Carr Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Photographer Geoffrey Carr will be at 1619 Flux on Saturday, December 1st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to meet with visitors, show some of his past work, and head up a workshop for artists. Geoffrey has been a Commercial Photographer for over 30 years, and has won […]

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  • Adult Workshop: Screen Printing at KMAC

    • Adult Workshop: Screen Printing Friday, December 7, 2018, 6 – 8p OR Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6-8p Limited to 15 participants $35 per person / $27 for KMAC Members Explore the process of printmaking by creating stencils and screen printing on posters and fabric. Each participant will receive a canvas tote bag, poster, and tea […]

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  • AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR: MUSLIM CULTURES NEAR AND FAR

    • Last chance to see this show on the Republic bank First Friday Hop!  On display from May 25 – December 30, 2018 Open on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop December 7th. Ina B. Bond Gallery on the 4th Floor America to Zanzibar is an immersive, interactive exhibit about the diversity of Muslim cultures in our […]

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  • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary

    • Pyro Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Open House and Reception- Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1:00- 5:00 pm Show Dates – December 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019 Please join PYRO Gallery as we celebrate our fifteenth year in the Louisville community. PYRO invites you to an open house and reception for the anniversary exhibition on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 at […]

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  • JO ANNE TRIPLETT on Holiday art and gift giving in Louisville

    • That time of year to give local art BY JO ANNE TRIPLETT “Poor Thanksgiving. It gets so little lovin’ because it’s a slippery slope of consumerism the minute Halloween candy is half price. That said, local visual and performing art groups want in on that Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus money too. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening during the […]

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  • Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman

    • KMAC Museum’s newest exhibition: Poems for Every Occasion, a solo show from renowned interdisciplinary artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman. Poems for Every Occasion features recent video and digital collages using Huffman’s personal archive of constructed images, text, and sounds, combined with pop culture material. In this era of smart phones and screens, Huffman’s work explores the effects of our media-saturated environment on the […]

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  • This December 7th @FlyingAxes on the Hop!

    • Join us this First Friday at @flyingaxes for the December 7th First Friday Hop! Harness the fun, excitement and community associated with the art of axe throwing every First Friday @flyingaxes! AXES • BEER • FOOD TRUCKS • MUSIC Axe throwing is officially taking off in Louisville, and Flying Axes is throwing every First Friday on […]

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