Posted On: 05-24-17

June 2 - Republic Bank First Friday Hop

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

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 Hop is fun – and it’s FREE all day 7am til 7pm.

These are the PARC garages that have entrances right next to ZeroBus Hop stops.
· Brown Hotel Garage · 1st & Main Garage · 3rd & Liberty Lot · Glassworks Garage · Market Street Garage · 4th Street Live! Garage

Gallery openings and events on the First Friday of June:

Steel Skin Live Painting Demo on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop

First Light Gallery Joins the Republic Bank First Friday Hop

House of Medal at St. John’s Art Spot for First Friday

Mothers, Immigrants and other Women of Courage in Kentucky” – photoethnography by Mari Mujica at the Wayside Expressions Gallery

Swanson Contemporary presents: For the Children of Flowers, New Paintings by Joe McGee

Bill Owen’s historic, timely Naked man at Altamont at Paul Paletti Gallery for First Friday

Short Stories of Love and Maladjustments at Garner Narrative for First Friday

Zephyr Gallery is pleased to present PROJECT 18: NATURALL on First Friday

First Light Gallery London artist Rupert Vandervell’s photographs on First Friday

LOCALS (Living On Clay And Louisville Soil) – Over 40 years of Clay and Friendship on First Friday at Craft{s} Gallery

PYRO Gallery presents: THE CHANGING LAND by Corie Neumayer on First Friday

Sneak Peek Maloney live painting & CFAC Elementary School Opening Reception at Revelry Boutique Gallery

Nulu’s Gallery openings for the June 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop

Word Chocolate at Cellar Door Chocolates

Alley Gallery on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop

Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing reading at The Brown Hotel on First Friday

Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

Catching Fire: Works Inspired by Hunger Games at Flame Run on First Friday

Transitions by Gibbs Rounsavall at Hyland Glass

Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville every First Friday

First Friday Featuring Damon Thompson at Tim Faulkner Gallery

Cattitude at Block Party Handmade on First Friday


Family Friendly Fun:

Louisville Bats vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs with Fireworks, Craft Beer, Wine tasting and Colts Caravan on First Friday

Thread Lines at KMAC Museum – Don’t miss the children’s interactive art area too!

Buy One Get One on First Fridays at The Muhammad Ali Center

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


Can’t miss Event’s and Entertainment:

Live! After Five: Tony and the Tan Lines on First Friday at 4th Street Live! – A FREE event

The Flick at The Alley Theater on First Friday!

FEVA Presents..Set Me Free, The Get Down! on First Friday at PLAY Louisville

Tour Angel’s Envy on First Friday