Posted On: 03-06-15

March 6: Republic Bank First Friday Hop

Republic Bank First Friday Hop
Friday, March 6
Main, Market and Fourth Streets
5-11 pm

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is excited to announce its March Hop event, featuring downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open extended hours and offering specials/discounts and refreshments.  Explore the 50+ unique boutiques, artists, and galleries along the Republic Bank First Friday Hop route.

Ride the First Friday Hop in style by “hopping” on our brand new, eco-friendly, zero-carbon  ZeroBuses , which replaced the old trolleys last month.  This Fridaynight, the new ZeroBus drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer.  Riding the First Friday Hop is fun – and it’s FREE!  This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place this Friday, March 6th from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM along the Main/Market St corridor and South 4th Street.


Local Speed



From bold and colorful to white and austere, the tea and coffee services displayed in Teatime Chic illustrate changing definitions of “modern” over the course of sixty years. The pieces proclaimed their owners’ modern sensibilities to those who joined them at the table. Teatime Chic will be on display at Local Speed March 6–July 25, 2015.

Enjoy live music, coffee by Red Hot Roasters, a cash bar by Hillbilly Tea, and giveaways.
Bring your Speed Art Museum membership card for a complimentary drink.

Free parking is available in the Shelby Street lot between Main and Market Streets. On-street metered spaces also available.

There’s no need to RSVP, but feel free to contact Geoffrey McMahon at 502.634.2749 or with any questions. {822 E Market}

Block Party Handmade

New Exhibition at Block Party Handmade Boutique featuring Amy Wiedl and Tremain Ferrar.

Opening on February 16 is a new exhibition at Block Party featuring Kentucky artists Amy Wiedl and Tremain Ferrar.  This exhibition combines the artists’ two unique styles. Wiedl’s work is part of a series called Chimera Types, which is an exploration of the animal kingdom through a mythical lens. Her work includes different aspects of animals grouped together into one being to create unique combinations. Ferrar’s work combines fairy tale heroines with both narrative and theatrical spectacle creating unique animal-human hybrids. Both artists pay great attention to detail in their work that depicts their talent for illustration.

Block Party will host an artists’ reception on March 6 during the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop from 5-9PM.  The reception will feature music and refreshments. {560 S 4th Street}

Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant
$2 off of Bourbon flights from 4pm – 7pm. {321 E Main St}

PYRO Gallery
A Series of Installations by Shohei Katayama.
Show Dates: February 27th –  March 28th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th, 2015, 6-9 PM
First Friday Trolley Hop: March 6th, 2015, 6-9 PM

Multimedia artist Shohei Katayama has been thinking in circles. “Enbu,” his latest solo exhibition, consists of a series of installation pieces linked in theme and content by the spherical form. Each installation corresponds to an issue within the contemporary world, and is designed to inspire a dialogue on the human condition and the nature of reality. Katayama’s last solo show, “Gen,” used simple shapes and movement to explore the idea of origins. “Enbu” expands on this concept by using the circle to evoke thoughts of unity, time, space, control, and the ego.  {909 E Market St}

Cressman Arts Center

Fine arts professor debuts new techniques in latest exhibit at UofL. The latest fine arts exhibit by a University of Louisville professor will take viewers on a nostalgic journey through the four seasons.

The opening reception for “Sewol: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter” is 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the Cressman Center. The exhibit runs through April 4. All Hite Art Institute events are free and open to the public. For additional information and gallery hours, {100 E Main Street}

Paul Paletti  Gallery

The Lull Final Selections by Mary Burks is still present at the gallery. {713 E Market St}

St John’s United Church

St. John United Church of Christ is hosting artists Mary Klefot Bilyeu and Jeremy Slawsky ( at 6:30 pm. Check out the artists, St. John’s 1867 Gothic sanctuary and stained glass windows. St. John is a popular wedding venue and home of the St. John NuLu Theatre. {637 E Market St}

Zephyr Gallery

Project 6: Who’s Louisville?

First Friday Double Header: Artist Sarah Owens & Botanica

Zephyr Gallery | 6-9pm

IDEAS’ feature artist Sarah Owens, who recently moved back to Louisville from Brooklyn will be talking about her work connecting horticulture, baking and the start of her business.

“Meet Those Behind the Waterfront Botanical Gardens and Take a Visual Tour”

Meet some of the members of the team behind the Waterfront Botanical Gardens and see images of the Master Plan. Learn about the phases of the project, the specific elements, and how the garden can impact the waterfront and the neighborhoods near downtown Louisville. Take an aerial tour of the 23-acre site in its current form, provided by Willie MacLean/Birds Eye Foto. {610 E Market St}

CRAFTS Gallery

CRAFT(s) Gallery is pleased to present Kyle Bianconcini & Jenni Deamer; Paintings and Pottery

March 6th through March 30th, 2015. Artist Reception in conjunction with Republic Bank First Friday Hop on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6-10pm. {572 S 4th St}

Hop on over and visit our member businesses:

  • Republic Bank
  • Action Graphics
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Actors Theatre Gallery
  • Against the Grain Brewery
  • Ah, Whatta ‘Bout Mimi!
  • Al J’s at the Conservatory
  • Block Party Handmade
  • Brown Hotel
  • Commercial Kentucky
  • CRAFTS(S) Gallery
  • Cressman Center for Visual Arts
  • D.E. Gallery
  • Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
  • Down One Bourbon Bar
  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
  • Feast BBQ
  • Flea Off Market
  • Garner Narrative
  • Ghyslain on Market
  • Gifthorse
  • Green Building Gallery
  • Harvest Restaurant
  • Honest Home
  • Hubbuch & Co.
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Local Speed
  • Louisville Conventions and Visitors Bureau
  • Manny & Merle’s
  • Mayan Café
  • Milkwood
  • Muth’s Candies
  • Old 502 Winery
  • Patrick O’Shea’s
  • Paul Paletti Gallery
  • Pix Shoes
  • Please & Thank You
  • PYRO Gallery
  • Regalo
  • RYE
  • St. John United Church of Christ
  • Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar
  • Why Louisville Two
  • Zephyr Gallery