• Sponsors make it possible for us to promote and support events and programs that grow Louisville's rich local arts community.

  • Join us in our mission to make Downtown Louisville a destination for emerging artists, new galleries and art lovers.


Sponsorship of the Hop supports operational fees and expenses so that the public can ride for free, and we can continue to highlight our downtown community, promote economic development and champion local attractions. Sponsors are given a number of benefits, advertisement opportunities, and a unique and fun way to support their community. There are several ways to get involved, all of which can be tailored to fit your needs as a sponsor.

  • Republic Bank

    • There is a bank where everyone feels welcome. Where life seems more agreeable and easier every day. Where you can find mortgages that fit your life, online banking that’s easy to navigate and mobile banking that’s simple to use. It’s a bank where people are actually happy to see you when you walk through the door. Welcome to Republic Bank. Banking is just easier here.

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  • TARC

    • Thanks to TARC, you can travel all over the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in style by “hopping” on our brand new, eco-friendly, zero-carbon ZeroBuses, which replaced the old trolleys in February 2014. The new ZeroBus drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer. Riding the Republic Bank First Friday […]

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  • Louisville Downtown Partnership

    • The Louisville Downtown Partnership is comprised of the Louisville Downtown Development Corp. & the Louisville Downtown Management District. LDP works to promote the development, vitality & economic growth of downtown.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch!

How would you like to join the hop? (Sponsor/Member/VIP/Gallery/Other)

New stop on the HopSponsor an artist or gallery openingSponsor a monthly themePresent an eventTrolley Victory LapBecome a VIP

Tell us all about yourself. Are you a new busieness or gallery joining the hop? Would you like to host an art show at your location? Would you like to sponsor a monthly theme on the hop?


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We can now accept donations online from VIPs, individuals, businesses and sponsors!
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Republic Bank First Friday Hop 556 South Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202