Tour The Summer Friday Art Hop in Downtown Louisville

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, holding live online events and offering specials, sales, refreshments, and live music. Go explore the 40+ unique boutiques, artists, galleries, eateries, and more along the First Friday Hop route.

All of our Gallery openings kick off on the First Friday of each month, but they remain open all month long so on any given day you can “hop” on Downtown and see great local and nationally acclaimed art and meet new artists. Parking is free on-street after 6pm and TARC offers rides to all of our main stops near over 50 locations during standard transit hours listed at You can also catch a Lyft, or Uber, rent a scooter or Louvelo bike, or just walk from one stop to the next. Whichever way you choose to travel, it will be a fantastic trip. Don’t forget to try out one of the many tour options available too. Bourbon cruising tuktuk tours and the Thirsty Pedaler pub-crawler make for a fun way to travel too!

The event is free and family-friendly.

Call for artists! Host a live art event on our page. Give a tour of your art exhibition, live paint, play, dance or perform, sell your work or just share a dialogue with us. Your imagination is your limit. Let us know how we can feature your.

For a complete list of art galleries, restaurants and art or entertainment locations Downtown, please see our Hop Stop members list –

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