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Louisville loves the arts. From St. James art festival to the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival. Louisville is one of the top most art supporting cities in the country, with a perfect combination of affordable living, beautiful natural spaces, a bustling Downtown and an active arts community that embraces local emerging creatives to professional crafter. This page is just a small window into the great artists you can meet right here in Derby City every day. Know of a great artist you want to promote? Become a Hop VIP and sponsor an article about your favorite artist on this page or on our VIP page.

  • “hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies” at PYRO Art Gallery

    • Holiday Open House Saturday November 10th – 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm Sunday November 11th – 12:00 noon- 4:00 pm PYRO Art Gallery & Gallery Boutique  Timeless Original Art Unique and Unexpected Gifts For Ladies, Gentleman and the Home   Come have”hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies” and more 1004 and 1006 E. Washington Street […]

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  • Día De Los Muertos Presented by el Jimador Tequila November 2nd

    • The 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street. The annual Day of the Dead celebration is presented by El Jimador Tequila and will take place in conjunction with the […]

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  • Joy Wilson’s LOCUS OF CONTROL

    • Joy Wilson’s LOCUS OF CONTROL Louisville, KY – October, 6 2018 – Joy Wilson returns to Louisville with new paintings in Locus of Control at the Regalo Gallery on Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. Her gorgeous oil paintings of oversized florals, vibrant and lush will be on display in the gallery November 1st through the […]

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  • Shawn Roark

    • Shawn Roark came to Louisville in November of 2014. “I immediately fell in love with the city and it’s abundance of art. As a photographer, I feel that surrounding yourself with things that make you feel something is the only way to truly enjoy art.”

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  • Humanhood recordings release schedule post

    • Humanhood recordings is an experimental music, sound art, and oddness label based out of Louisville, Ky by Louisville Contemporary and conceptual artists including Thaniel Lee. “We have always strived to release the most interesting and exciting releases by both new and established artists. We have released releases by Campbell James Kneale, Z’EV, Mike Shiflet, Angelwings Marmalade, Francisco López […]

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  • Patrick Hume

    • Patrick Hume is a busy musician. Between owning and operating Last Horizon Audio recording studio and teaching guitar lessons at DeGeorge Brother’s Guitars, you can find him playing music in his bands, Analog Cannibal or Jazztron, or just playing guitar on the street. Patrick spends most of his days either playing music, writing music or […]

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  • Asna Patel

    • “Hello, my name is Asna Patel. I am a fine artist based out of Lexington, Kentucky. I primarily work within the mediums of photography and painting. My work explores the construct of identity and the human psyche. Asna Patel can be found occasionally set up at the St. John Church on First Friday Nights with gorgeous […]

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  • Cynthia Norton

    • Cynthia Norton (b. 1970, Athens, KY) Farcical – Ninnie Nonesuch, 2017 Vinyl recording with 8 record paintings acrylic on panel 19” x 19” x 2” Riga Road Sabadell Blues and Greys Berlin Boxing Champion Pori Pirates My French Cafe Swedish Mourning Black Oak Tree Estonian Knights Norton is a painter, sculptor, instrument builder and performance […]

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  • Alex Sublett

    • Graffiti artist turned traditional sign painter Alex Sublett @alexsublett Hardship Sign co. made his debut at the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in April at @flame_run_gallery with the opening show “The Mirror Dimension”.  I met Alex on the Hop and he was immediately warm and welcomed me to take a few photos of his work […]

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  • Anna Gregory: FURNITURE + ART + DESIGN

    • KENTUCKYMAKERSNOW is a bi-monthly showcase featuring emerging Kentucky artists who redefine the boundaries of ART, CRAFT and DESIGN through the objects they make. Currently on view at KMAC Museum. MARCH/APRIL 2018: Anna Gregory: FURNITURE + ART + DESIGN Anna Gregory is a central Kentucky based maker that focuses on furniture, interiors and commissioned art pieces. In a full […]

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  • Ann Lawson Adamek, KWS at the Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Center

    • Ann began painting watercolors in 1989 as a creative outlet to balance her professional career as a Marriage and Family Therapist; she considers painting to be her therapy. Although she has had no formal training in art, she has attended numerous classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized instructors. Ann holds a profound belief in […]

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  • Thaniel Ion Lee

    • Operating within the traditions of Dada, Art Brut and 20th century conceptualism, Lee locates the absurdities within everyday life, finding beauty in the ordinary and the grotesque. Using photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture, Lee’s early work was guided by concerns of the body, often his own, and by a cathartic exchange of ideas about mobility. After eschewing […]

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  • Michele Strotman

    • Artist Statement: Although while growing up I was surrounded by an artistic family and immersed in various arts and craft shows, I always held strong to the belief that I couldn’t even draw a straight line. Two years ago, I decided to try painting and made a few gifts for family Christmas gifts.  Once friends […]

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  • Grackle Band

    • Grackle is an original quintet based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Formed in 2015, the band released their 10-song debut album, Wintergarden, in 2016, garnering wide critical acclaim and hundreds of FM Radio spins (Including rotation on WFPK).  The band is comprised of Steve Katsikas (vocals, keyboards), Myra Kean (Violin, Sax, Flute) Jeff Gard (Drums), Steve […]

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  • Sharon Marcum

    • Owner, Curator, and Artist, at The Normandy Gallery, studied Fine Art at the University of Louisville: Hite Art Institute. Sharon is an award winning printmaker who specializes in using pattern to tell stories. She is a Texas transplant who has been putting her stamp on the Louisville Art scene since 2004.

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  • Jesse Mattingly

    • Jesse Mattingly is a Louisville native who loves to photograph anything from Louisville-based events like Thunder Over Louisville, to fun, creative photoshoots with her friends. She found a passion for photography in high school and uses her natural talent to try and inspire emotion and provoke thought through her images. Jesse Mattingly’s work can be […]

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  • Sampsontheghost: #mylouisville at RESURFACED Gallery for First Friday

    • “HASHTAG MYLOUISVILLE” OPENING RECEPTION AT RESURFACED WITH MONNIK BREWING, AND DJ DS Friday, July 7, 2017 4:00pm – 11:00pm Republic Bank First Friday Hop reception for our Artists on First Fridays at 5:00PM We’re open 4-11PM, free, and all ages! 4-11PM – Monnik Brewing – 9-11PM – DJ DS ReSurfaced 319 South Shelby Street Louisville, KY, 40202 […]

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  • Matt McDole: Sing Don’t Cry

    • The museum will be open late for Republic Bank First Friday Hop  Last chance to see exhibition: Sing, Don’t Cry, featuring selections from KMAC and private collections with interpretations by Matthew McDole. On view this September 1 in 3rd Floor Gallery. Exhibition comes down on September 10th! Sing, Don’t Cry Selections from KMAC and Private […]

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  • First Friday Featuring Damon Thompson at Tim Faulkner Gallery

    • The Artwork of Damon Thompson New Paintings at Tim Faulkner Gallery from 6/2/2017 through 7/4/2017   Known for his amusement park landscapes and figurative work, Damon Thompson’s recent paintings are the combination of these two distinctive strengths. The results are vibrant, pop surrealist paintings done with spray paint and oil paint on 42″ by 64″ […]

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  • Marion Meadows with E&S Gallery

    • Jazz musician/Artist/Photographer Marion is an internationally renowned saxophonist/composer, graphic artist and semi professional cyclist. He never stops thinking of new ways to express himself. His photographic and graphic canvas now rival his musical one. Both music and art are a way of life, and he continues to challenge himself by completely letting go. Marion’s love […]

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  • Cathy Wade Designs

    • As Derby approaches the line between fashion and creative finery have plenty of room to blur. In Louisville Artist Cathy Ridge’s studio art and fashion blends perfectly into quirky skirts, sensuously soft scarves and vintage Haute Couture. Ridge has worn many hats but none more entrancing than her current passion as a Louisville fiber artist […]

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  • Doree Woods

    • Doree Woods is an artist at Dork Tattoo Parlor & Gallery and has a Bachelors Degree in Photography from Memphis, College of Art. While in Memphis, she learned about tattooing from Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective; absorbing information and drawing profusely for 4 years. After moving to Louisville, Doree became a tattoo artist and co-opened […]

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  • Mark Castle

    • Mark Castle, artist at Dork Tattoo off South Fourth Street, has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Memphis College of Art. While in Memphis, he tattooed for 11 years at 2 shops, one of them being Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective. Mark continues to keep ties with his tattoo roots, by guest spotting at […]

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  • Gemma Correll

    • According to Gemma Correll, world renowned Artist/Cartoonist/Writer/Illustrator, she has bad eyesight. Thanks to the wonders of spectacle technology, however, she manages to hold down a full-time job as a freelance cartoonist slash writer slash illustrator and bumps into things only occasionally. Gemma is the author of several books, including “The Worrier’s Guide to Life”, “The […]

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  • Caleb Weintraub and “I Feel No Paint II” at Garner Narrative

    • Join us at Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) for Caleb Weintraub’s “I Feel No Paint II” – large format paintings, digital works, and hybrids for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Weintraub says “It may be a spectacle of corruption or it may be a utopian vision… My work is not quite a warning. […]

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  • Wanderlust Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik

    • Wanderlust Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik Exhibition from November 25th through December 30th, 2016 Opening Reception with the artist; Friday, December 2nd from 6-10pm.  (Republic Bank First Friday Hop) Artist Statement Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged her to […]

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  • One on One with Laura Ross and Judy Miner

    • ONE + ONE=TWO PEOPLE WORKING IN SIDE BY SIDE STUDIOS WHILE SHARING A VISION OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE. LAURA AND JUDY ARE GRACED TO LIVE  BY A MIGHTY RIVER WHICH INSTRUCTS THEIR LIFE.  THE CONSTANT FLOW IS REFLECTED IN THEIR ABIDING SUPPORT OF EACH OTHER.THE ALWAYS CHANGING BUT HUMBLING BEAUTY OF THE RIVER CHALLENGES AND […]

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  • William J. O’Brien: Oscillates Wildly

    • William J. O’Brien Oscillates Wildly at KMAC Curated by Joey Yates KMAC presents acclaimed Chicago artist William J. O’Brien in a solo exhibition that features ceramic and steel sculptures, textiles, drawing and painting. An appreciation for manual labor and the handmade is translated through a dexterous manipulation of multiple materials and forms, revealing a primary […]

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