May Hop Press Release

This Republic Bank First Friday Hop is Oaks and Derby Eve! Join us for some fun Downtown with  events for all ages, from free gallery openings to fancy fine dining and fun art interactives all day long.


Gallery Guide Openings:

ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors at Pyro Gallery

2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Miranda Becht, Tom Legoff, and Marie-Elena Ottman at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts

Marion Meadows Featured Artist for E&S Gallery’s Derby Art Gala

Ritual Geography: Artist and Curator Talk + Poetry Reading at Zephyr Gallery

Transitions by Gibbs Rounsavall at Hyland Glass

Recent Acquisitions and Other Treasures at Paul Paletti Gallery

21c at 10: A Global Gathering at 21c Museum Hotel

Thread Lines at KMAC Museum

First Friday Featuring Cletus Wilcox at Tim Faulkner Gallery

Garner Narrative shows Caleb Weintraub’s “Fear No Paint II” – large format paintings, digital works, and hybrids.

St. John Art Spot featured artists: Ben Stivers & MaeVon Gutekunst

The Gestural Line of Equine at Craft(s) Gallery

Revelry Boutique Gallery Alyson Thiel’s “Fresh Cut,” handmade paper flowers from fascinators to terrariums


Shannon Lockhart’s “Sacred Embers: Reclaiming Myself” at the Wayside Expressions Gallery

Swanson Contemporary  shows “Americans” by Ross Gordon

Self-guided gallery tours at:

Actors Theater Gallery, Cressman Center, Garner Narrative, Crafts Gallery, Green Building Gallery, KY Museum Of Art & Craft, Paul Paletti Gallery, Pyro Gallery, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Zephyr Gallery, Block Party Handmade, Regalo, Actors Theatre and Gallery, The Brown Hotel, Muhammad Ali Center, Koi Gallery at the Galt House Hotel, Awesome Opossum Gifts at the Alley Theater, Shop and Gallery at The Brown Hotel, Hyland Glass, E&S Art Gallery, Inc, Dork Tattoo Parlor Gallery,  Tim Faulkner Gallery, Frazier History Museum



Tour Angel’s Envy on First Friday

Artist market, Haunted tours, and open doors church tours at St. John United Church of Christ

Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville every First Friday

Friday Public Bourbon Tour with Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop & Departures from the Galt House


Daytime Events:

First Friday at the Louisville Visitor Center and Convention Bureau – Go To Louisville

Woodford Reserve Oaks Garden Party & Brunch

Buy One Get One at Muhammad Ali Center

Derby Eve Distilled: An Exclusive Bourbn and Culinary Experience at Buffalo Trace Distillery at the Galt House

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at the Frazier History Museum


Evening Events (after 4pm):

Esquire Derby Gala at 21c Museum Hotel

Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville every First Friday

Derby Eve at Fourth Street Live! with Dashboard Confessional and Cash Cash on First Friday

Live Music Friday with Hillbilly Revival at Goodwood Brewing Company

Matt Mozzoni Duo at Marketplace Restaurant

Unbridled Eve Derby Gala 2017 at the Galt House Hotel

Derby 2017: SET at Theatre Square

Kentucky Derby Eve Distilled at Buffalo Trace Distillery at the Galt House Hotel Rivue Tower

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen

Friday Public Bourbon Tour with Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop & Departures from the Galt House

Derby Eve Jam® at the Waterfront Jam: Gryffin DJ Set

Beats and Eats Volume X: Top Chef Derby Edition at Decca for First Friday

Lunazul Tequila Presents: Science Friction: Live DJs & Dance Party at Galaxie Bar

Dauntless Presents Bumpin at DECCA


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