Happy First Friday!

Join us tonight for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in Downtown Louisville 7/5

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 firstfridayhop.com for the full list and be sure to go see our featured events!

Featured Events Tonight and Through the Month of July:

“dunno it’s painterly”

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.

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Cardinal Moments

Curated by Nathan Hendrickson and Thaniel ion Lee
Swanson Contemporary to Present Cardinal Moments, an Exhibition Examining Regional Artists on the Periphery from Found to Folk.

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“Perspectives Of Home”  at 1619 Flux

Make 1619 Flux: Art + Activism one of your stops tonight during the Hop! Gallery will be open from 5pm to 8pm, so come out, enjoy free snacks and drinks, and the exhibition “Perspectives Of Home”!

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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.

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Tim Faulkner Gallery

Joshua Bleeker and his wonderfully unique approach to rendering images in an acrylic palette that beautifully distinguishes his work from others. Todd Fife whose comic attitude and masterful oil depictions come together in a way only the consummate artist achieves. All the way from Paris, Celine Weber’s oil on canvas abstractions communicate confidence and precision that comes only with time and new to the gallery
Joseph Rochner & Abram Sweetser.

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A Post Modern Renaissance

The opening of A Post Modern Renaissance, by Nick Brittle at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile, a free market space to support the Louisville art community. Working within Louisville’s Creative Diversity Studio program, a 501(c)(3) that donates art materials and studio space to artists with developmental disabilities, Nick’s artistic vision has flourished over the decades allowing him to exhibit work publicly on a regular basis.

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PYRO Gallery

Re-surfacing, new work by PYRO artists Leslie Anglin and Jessica Robinson, on display in the galleries June 20 – July 27. Open on the hop and on first-Sunday July 7th the PYRO artist Kathleen Loomis will be at work on hand stitching.

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Hot Seat & Drop-In Tarot Readings @ KMAC Museum

Alice Star Crowley for drop-in Tarot readings from 6-8p on July 5. transform the front of KMAC’s lobby into an intimate parlor, where visitors will have a chance to be “in the hot seat” with the current exhibition In the Hot Seat.

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Kentuckiana Pride Foundation and FEVA proudly present “(Never) Meant to Survive,” a portrait series honoring LGBTQ Activists and Icons. The installation includes 13 recreated historical photos of figures including James Baldwin, Marsha P. Johnson, Audre Lorde, Edie Windsor, Sylvia Rivera, Harvey Milk and more, utilizing similarly identifying local Queer folk as models at Regalo on South 4th Street.
Regalo 562 S 4th St Louisville, Kentucky 40202


Steel Skin Studio Visit the working artist studio and gallery on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop


Music Alley Market – Free Market space for artists and small business


See Me Clearly – Women Photographers/Women Photographed at Paul Paletti Gallery


A Slice of Art at Pizza Bar Gallery


Labor&Materials Showing at 21c LOUISVILLE Hotel Gallery


BUM – DUM bleep – JP Source moves back to 1st Fridays at Meta!

Kentucky Science Center 5 after 5
$5 after 5pm at the Kentucky Science Center on Republic Bank First Friday Hop


Monthly Mayhem at PBR Louisville


Live Music at Down One


WFPK Live Lunch
 with Darlington Pairs


First Friday Fortunes at The Limbo


Urban Bourbon Hike the Hop – A walking tour of Downtown’s Bourbon District


Tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday

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