About Us


Welcome to the LexArts Hop!

After nearly 25 years, Gallery Hop is a signature Lexington event. It’s the best evidence of the depth and breadth of our visual arts culture. Our thriving downtown is especially lively on the third Friday of every month, thanks to the almost 50 venues that have something new to offer for every Hop.

We hope you’ll look, enjoy, learn—and buy. Original works of art are truly gifts that keep on giving, whether you purchase them for yourself or for others. A piece that speaks to you will have different things to say over time. This is true if it’s your first purchase or your 200th.

Please "Hop” often! I’ve been in Lexington just over two years now and am still visiting for the first time some of the many galleries, studios, and supporting venues that participate. (And I’m trying….) And if you have to miss a third Friday, this guide will tell you when the sites are regularly open.

Our rich cultural life in Lexington begins with individual artists. Please support them, and the galleries and organizations that offer their work, through the LexArts Hop.


President and CEO

Gallery Hop is managed by LexArts as a service to the visual arts community in Lexington,and is made possible through the generous support of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC with major support from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

LexArts is a nonprofit community organization that works for the development of a strong and vibrant arts community as a means of enhancing the quality of life in central Kentucky. Through its annual Fund for the Arts, LexArts raises millions of dollars in support of local arts. In turn, LexArts underwrites the operating expenses for a variety of Partner Organizations, awards grants through its Community Arts Development, Creative Venture Fund and Professional Development programs, and offers affordable exhibition and performance space for arts organizations. Major support for LexArts programs and services is provided by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to LexArts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.