The Original Faulkner Gallery opened in the late 2000s on the second floor of a small 19th century retail building at 632 E. Market St. featuring an eclectic collection of contemporary art that was well received during the earliest years of the First Friday Hops before that area became known as NULU East Market District.

In The Summer of 2012 Tim Faulkner Gallery moved five blocks away to the old Franklin St. Brewery building at 943 Franklin St. in the Butchertown neighborhood.

That space featured 10,000 sq. ft. of gallery, studio, event and art-related retail space on multiple levels centered around a courtyard.

The gallery did well but only at the cost of constant aggravation. In the end it was all about access, zoning, and neighborhood issues.

The Early Faulkner Galleries

In February 2014 our third location opened at 1512 Portland Ave., in Portland’s Historic Warehouse District, in a 26,000-sq. ft. former-manufacturing building, becoming the first of many art related businesses to relocate west of downtown Louisville.

The current space features 10 artist studios, a 5,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 2,500-person capacity event space, and a beer garden that features the area’s finest display of urban street art. In addition there is a full bar, the Tim Faulkner Gallery Bar, and a coffee shop, McQuixote Books & Coffee.

We host dozens of art/music shows each month, this is an ideal venue for music, theater, performance and experimental art, as well as meetings, presentations, private parties and receptions.

The Tim Faulkner Gallery has helped create one of the nation’s most progressive art-focused neighborhoods. Rich in history and architecture, the Portland neighborhood provides a perfect backdrop for local artists to flourish.

One of the most eclectic galleries in the state, we specialize in everything from contemporary to traditional, painting to sculpture, and pride ourselves on seeking out the best in emerging talent as well as offering selections from some of the area’s most established artists.

Tim Faulkner is an artist and founder/owner of the gallery and arrived in Louisville from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 after growing up in Europe and attending school in Reading, England, UK.
Tim lives in the Portland neighborhood.

Margaret Archambault is an artist and became the Tim Faulkner Gallery curator/director in 2009 after previously managing David Friedlander Antiques. She’s also a co-owner of the gallery.

Margaret has a Liberal Arts Bachelor’s degree from Spalding University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007.
Margaret also lives in the Portland neighborhood.

The Tim Faulkner Gallery in Portland