September 6th Republic Bank First Friday Hop

The Knot Louisville on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop 9/6

This months feature event: “The Knot Louisville”
900 W MAIN ST | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Join us Friday at 5p for the Mayor’s unveiling on W Main Street between 9th and 10th Streets, on the First Friday Hop, for music, food and fun! “The Louisville Knot” proposes to recreate the Ninth Street underpass as an engaging and enticing public space tied together by local influences and traditions, providing a destination for exploration, commerce, and play.

About First Friday:

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is the first Friday of every month when all the galleries stay open late to hold gallery openings to kick off the month. The Hop is free and all-ages friendly. Much of The Hop is also dog-friendly, so get on your walking shoes and come out to hike The Hop with us. The Hop is an all-day event that happens primarily along the path of the free Downtown Louisville circulator — the LouLift — where you can hop on and off from Nulu to Museum Row to South 4th Street all day. After 6pm enjoy free parking at all on-street meters all night. There are over 50 events in Downtown Louisville every First Friday. Head over to the website for the full list and be sure to go see our featured events!

Featured Art Events this Weekend:

Sneak-peak of Big 4 Bridge Arts Festival

The Big Four Arts Festival is an annual arts festival held on the Big Four Bridge Lawn at Waterfront Park. This Festival is the kick off of the fall art market festivals in Louisville and it is FREE featuring 200+ juried artists, international cuisine, children’s activities, and entertainment.

Read More »

Re/GENERATIONAL at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile

The exhibit by Harlan Strummer Welch-Scarboro and Scott Scarboro, title touches on the theme of resurrecting old objects, generating a fresh purpose, a spark of excitement as well as the idea of 2 family members that are creating.

Read More »

September Portrait Show at Tim Faulkner Gallery

Join us as we kick off our Fall Arts Season on the First Friday of September for our 1st annual Portrait Show. Featuring work from: John Paul Kesling, Tim Faulkner Todd Fife Waller Austin Purion Parker Susan Brooks Margaret Archambault Mark Zanni Serena Corbin Drew Bly Donnita Farrell Joshua Bleeker Joel Feldman Lynn Duke, Edison Pleasants. This is a free event.

Read More »

“INTERSTICE” Through September 20 at Moremen Gallery

For over two decades, Josh has created multimedia work that stems from inquiries surrounding the materiality of moving images and technological limitations. This work is presented here in the form of inverted film stills, levitating sculpture, seconds-long clips expanded to nearly twenty minutes, and more.

Read More »

“dunno it’s painterly” at Garner Narrative

Suann Childers, Tim Crowder, Angie Reed Garner, Joyce Garner, Will Garner, MaLynda Poulsen, Wendi Smith — Seven gallery artists with more than paintbrushes in common at garner narrative contemporary fine art.

Read More »

Chuck Swanson shows at Swanson Contemporary for the first and only time in over 30 years

Exhibiting a solo show of his own work for the first and only time in over 30 years as a gallerist
the show continues through September 7th.

Read More »

Charles Rice Poets & Painters – “Spoken Word and Art Edition” – Part III at KULA Gallery

A unique poetry experience in a contemporary art space in Downtown Central Louisville: KULA Gallery – 536 S 4th St 7PM – 11PM

Read More »

Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence: Gibbs Rounsavall

Hosted by Galt House Hotel
Meet the Galt House Hotel 2019 Artist in Residence at work in his studio on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

Read More »

Tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday
Tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First FridayRead More »
First Hoppin Friday at Akasha

Read More »

Heat closing and performance by Robert Beatty

Join us for a special closing event basking in the pulsing glow of Letitia Quesenberry’s lightboxes and a live performance by artist and musician Robert Beatty. A suggested donation of $5 will go to the performer.

Read More »

Art SanctuaryThe Art of Monique Motiff:  The interpersonal interpretation of the scenes and the technique results in a richness rarely seen in oil alone.
Opening Reception September 6, 2019 6-9pm

Read More »

Live Painting by Zach Lowe Fri 5 PM at a brand new art studio in NULU

7 Circle Gallery

Owner and artisan Stu Kaufman. Come say hello. 803 E. Market Street in NULU (Louisville )

Live Music at Down 1

WFPK Live Lunch

Fortunes at The Limbo

Bourbon District Hike

Angel’s Envy distillery tours on First Friday!

Historic Map Markers Hike-the-Hop

Steel Skin open working artist studio

Music Alley Market
(no booth fees)

See Me Clearly at Paul Paletti Gallery

A Slice of Art at Pizza Bar Gallery

Labor&Materials at 21c Hotel Gallery
Kentucky Science Center 5 after 5
$5 after 5pm at the KY Science Center
Dog Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Dog-Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Dog Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Hop-Dogs: Downtown Dog Walking Group
LeRoy Neiman Gallery and BOGO at the Ali Center
LeRoy Neiman Gallery and BOGO at Ali Center
Blow-glass at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery
Blow-glass at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

More events on the August 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop 

Night Gallery with Wild Bill & Ethan Ad at StopLine Bar

Uptown Old School Friday Night at Encore on 4th

LVA & International Taphouse Mural on the Hop!

Flea Off Market Folk School Jam

First Hoppin Friday

Back to Back: A Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute pres. by 107.7 The Eagle

Artist in Residence Monthly Meet and Greet

Venardos Circus

The Dark Crystal :: Free Outdoor Movie :: Fri 9pm

Night Gallery Fri 10 PM  Stopline Bar

BEER & WINE ~ September First Friday Hop

Uptown Old School Friday Night

Butchertown Nights w/ Hi-Def & Indigo Bonez

The Admiral Birds – Live Music! at Goodwood Brewing

Artist Talk: Ericka Jeffries and Kelly Zellers at O Art

DJ Cat Casual Spins Classic Country Vinyl! at Down One Bourbon Bar

Tiny Art Tales at KMAC Museum

Find more events at

Hot news on First Friday: