October Republic Bank First Friday Hop

October Republic Bank First Friday Hop

This month’s feature event:

The Louisville Photo Biennial

Join us tonight as we celebrate local photography all over the city as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial. The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place through November 10, 2019. The Biennial also presents workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and reinforce visual literacy. Since photography is the most widespread art form, our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue to help bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium and almost all of the exhibits and activities may be enjoyed for free.

The annual St. James Art Fair is also happening today. Enjoy easy parking and a free ride from the Brown Theatre parking garage to and from the event on the TARC LouLift, then head Downtown for tonight’s gallery openings on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

About First Friday:

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 Art Events this Weekend:

Artist in Residence Monthly Meet and Greet by Galt House Hotel

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REALITY AND DREAMS: SHARED LOVES at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile

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First Friday of October featuring Jack Scally, Joel Feldman + at Tim Faulkner

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Our Eyes: Gallery Artists and Friends for the Louisville Photo Biennial 2019 at Garner Narrative

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Fake AF, a group show at swanson contemporary

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Lensless opens at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts

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Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence: Gibbs Rounsavall

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Local Game Harvest Hosted by Louisville Makes Games

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Taradiddle at Paul Paletti Gallery for the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial

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KMAC Triennial Crown of Rays artists August 24th  – December 1st, 2019Read More »
Scott Greenwell: Louisville Photo Biennial Opening Reception at Unique Imaging

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Tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday
Tour the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First FridayRead More »
First Hoppin Friday at Akasha Brewing Company

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Celtic Pig joins the Hop!

Live Music at Down 1

WFPK Live Lunch

Fortunes at The Limbo

Bourbon District Hike

Angel’s Envy distillery tours on First Friday!

Historic Map Markers Hike-the-Hop

Steel Skin open working artist studio

Music Alley Market
(no booth fees)

See Me Clearly at Paul Paletti Gallery

A Slice of Art at Pizza Bar Gallery

Labor&Materials at 21c Hotel Gallery
Kentucky Science Center 5 after 5
$5 after 5pm at the KY Science Center
Dog Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Dog-Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Dog Friendly places for pups in Louisville
Hop-Dogs: Downtown Dog Walking Group
LeRoy Neiman Gallery and BOGO at the Ali Center
LeRoy Neiman Gallery and BOGO at Ali Center
Blow-glass at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery
Blow-glass at Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery

More events on the Hop 

Reception: Lensless 6 PM

Beetlejuice (1988): Halloween Movie Series 8 PM

Rickmobile: 6 PM

Red Tree Beer and Wine on the HOP

Music Alley Market (Free booth space for artists) 5 PM

Ali: Beyond the World’s Stage 6 PM

Louisville Photo Biennial 2019 Garner Narrative

Clay Date – Pottery Making at Magpie 3×3 8 PM

Fangirl Fridays: Taylor Swift Edition Play Louisville

A Slice of Art Pizza Bar Louisville

Night Gallery with Wild Bill & Ethan Ad at StopLine Bar

Uptown Old School Friday Night 8 PM · Encore on 4th

LVA & International Taphouse Mural on the Hop!

Mary M. Miller — Dinner: Sightseeing Cruise 7 PM

The Mystery Of Irma Vep 8 PM · The Kentucky Center

Local Game Harvest 6 PM

Pinktober 11 AM · Hard Rock Cafe

Artist in Residence Monthly Meet and Greet

Dear Evan Hansen – Official 8 PM

Night Gallery Fri 10 PM  Stopline Bar

Tom Boone & the Back Porch Pickers featuring Steve Sturgill 9 PM

DJ Cat Casual Spins Classic Country Vinyl! at Down One Bourbon Bar

Live at Guy’s 9 PM · Guy Fieri’s

Night of the Living Dead: a radio play 7 PM

Find more events at FirstFridayHop.com


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