LexArts is wasting little time kicking off Gallery Hop in 2015, and Friday night's edition will feature some significant changes on the Lexington gallery scene.
The highest profile change will be at the Downtown Arts Center, where the new City Gallery will debut on the first level and the Ann Tower Gallery unveils its new look on the second level.
The City Gallery's debut features three well-known Lexington artists — Jim Shambhu, Lennon Michalski and Marjorie Guyon — in Texture and Line. Upstairs, the Ann Tower Gallery presents The Dog Show and Other Animals, featuring images of animals from a number of the artists represented by the gallery.
Also on the second floor, in the Community Gallery, the Creative Camera Club presents its annual print show of work by local photographers.
Here's a look at some other stops on the Hop:
■ The Mill & Max Gallery at the Lexington Shambhala Community Arts and Cultural Center, 385 South Mill Street, will debut with Ikebana: Artfully Joining Nature with Heart and Mind by Brooke Pohl, an exhibit of the Japanese flower arranging art of Sogetsu Ikebana. Lexington.shambhala.org.
■ Rick Scalf Gallery, 135 West Main Street, is a new gallery featuring landscape photography by Rick Scalf as well as furniture pieces and other artwork by various local artisans. Rickscalfgallery.com.
■ Marjorie Guyon Studio, on the second floor at 122 North Upper Street, will present an exhibition of Guyon's landscape and equine paintings along with limited edition prints. Proceeds will benefit the Bluegrass Conservancy. Marjorieguyon.com.
■ First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market Street, is exhibiting abstract acrylic and oil on canvas paintings by Lexington artist Mitchell Curd. Fpclex.org.
■ New Editions Gallery, 500 West Short Street, presents Artful Assemblages by Ray Papka, Rodney Hatfield and Cheryl Chapman, a show of mixed media work. Neweditionsgallery.com.
■ KindlMcDonald Studio in ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, is showing Daily Pastel Exhibit, with works created from a challenge to create 365 pastels in a year, by Anne Kindl, Marianna McDonald and Sandy Davis. Annekindl.com.
■ The Central Library Gallery, 140 East Main Street, presents Demographics, the Bluegrass Printmakers' Cooperative Exhibition, which will include a print sale during the Hop.
■ Sts. Peter and Paul School, 133 Barr Street, is showing prints by Elizabeth Foley. Foleyprints.com.
■ Savané Silver, 130 North Broadway, will feature owner Rachel Savané demonstrating techniques in making sterling silver jewelry designs. Savanesilver.com.
■ The Living Arts and Science Center, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard, invited a dozen area artists to participate in Afterimage, which explores the phenomenon of staring at an object of a single primary color and seeing its reverse on a white field. Lasclex.org.
■ M. S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester Street, presents Lens-Less, a show of photographs taken without using a lens, by Kevin Griggs, Darrell Kincer, Nadezda Nikolava and Mary Rezny. Msrezny.com.
■ The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, inside the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, is in the midst of installing new exhibits that will open next week. But the permanent collection is on display along with Victor Hammer: Portraits and Processes, a look at the work of the former Transylvania University art teacher. Finearts.uky.edu/Art-Museum.
■ The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street, presents Garry R. Bibbs, Featuring 25 Years of UK Sculpture Excellence — Past, Present and Future. Lexingtonlyric.com.
■ Transylvania University's Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Building, features an exhibit by Texas sculptor and photographer Libby Rowe contemplating notions of home. Transy.edu/morlan.