During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions and special arts events. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP is arguably Lexington’s most anticipated visual arts celebration, and it happens on the third Friday of every other month.
Patrons begin at one of 30+ locations and visit as many or as few participating venues as they would like. Each site presents an exciting new exhibit for each HOP and, thanks to the generosity of the McBrayer Law Firm and others, admission is always free. Though many shops, galleries and supporting venues are open earlier, official HOP hours are 5-8pm, with many restaurants, bars and other non-traditional venues staying open later.
Official HOP guides are available at ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill St, or may be downloaded at their website.