<h1>Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, May 4! Join the fun, live music, art events and tasty treats, all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!<\/h1>\r\nEnjoy an art exhibition and an art performance at <strong>Carnegie Hall<\/strong>! First, at 5 p.m, enjoy a reception for \u201cArts from the Ashes: The History of Carnegie Hall\u201d on the second floor of the hall.\u00a0 Then stroll over to the Hamilton Auditorium for \u201cThe Craft of the Song\u201d Showcase - Songwriters in the Round\u201d from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.\u00a0 This is a performance featuring local and regional songwriters (John Wyatt, Jeannie Hoffman, Bob DuCharme, Jim Wright, Theresa Winstead, Nancy Miller, Ali Johnston).\u00a0 Each participant will perform a song that they have written and tell a little back story about the writing process. 611 Church Street, 645-7917.\r\n\r\nStop by <strong>West Virginia Fine Artisans<\/strong> to see Jeanne Brenneman, a Lewisburg based artist, who will be demonstrating the use of watercolors and Donna Tolbert, also a Lewisburg based artist, who will be demonstrating her techniques using acrylics. Enjoy a glass of wine and watch two expert artists in action! 1042 Washington Street East, 667-0320.\r\n\r\nThe <strong>Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center<\/strong> invites you to enjoy an evening of music and art!\u00a0 Kids of HeartStrings Academy will provide a delightful performance at 5:15 p.m, followed by outdoor \u201cbusking\u201d in downtown Lewisburg, starting in the Green Space and then throughout downtown.\u00a0\u00a0 Join us by celebrating these talented community kids! The Visitors Center May \u201cArt in the Valley\u201d shows will feature two local artists. Tenley Shewmake will exhibit a collection of fiber arts and kimono inspired clothing.\u00a0 Tenley, inspired by Japanese Boro, uses gifted, remnant and recycled fabric along with new to create garments that tell a story.\u00a0 Featured in the Art Alcove will be photographer, Carolyn Lehrke with her show titled \u201cLife on Muddy Creek\u201d.\u00a0 Carolyn\u2019s show will include her photos of wildlife, flora, and scenery native to nearby Muddy Creek Mountain.\u00a0 Representatives from Communities in Schools, Relay for Life and the Ronceverte River Festival will also be in the center to talk about their organizations and upcoming events.\u00a0 Something for everyone awaits on this First Friday in May! 905 Washington Street West, 645-1000.\r\n\r\n<strong>Edith\u2019s Store<\/strong> will sample out local Jumpin\u2019 Johnny\u2019s delicious popcorn made with dairy free butter flavored organic coconut oil. It offers all the health benefits of coconut oil with the rich taste of butter. 1035 Washington Street East, 645-7998.\r\n\r\n<strong>Bella<\/strong> celebrates moms everywhere, and mom will love this! Bella will be sampling AMBLE + CHASE Rose, a premium can wine sourced from sustainable growers in Provence, France - high quality and ready to go - the newest item from The Winebow Group\u2019s portfolio of wines. Also, Bella will be pairing Stonewall Kitchen jams & jellies with cheeses... oh, it\u2019ll be so good! And don\u2019t forget to pick up some great recipes for the perfect Mother\u2019s Day Brunch! 1017 Washington Street East, 520-4921.\r\n\r\nStop by <strong>Lee Street Studios<\/strong> for a gallery opening exhibiting the whimsical side of Jorn Lynae Mork and enjoy complimentary wine and live music by Don Steck.\u00a0 232 Lee Street North, 681-318-3551.\r\n\r\nAt the <strong>Irish Pub<\/strong>, Lewisburg\u2019s very own Celtic musician, Patrick O\u2019Flaherty, will play Irish tunes from 4 to 8:30 p.m., and then local husband-wife musical duo, Rivertown Gypsies, will play some bluesy rock-a mix of original and cover songs--starting at 9 p.m. No cover charge. 1030 Washington Street East, 645-7386.\r\n\r\nThe Elk River Ramblers perform at <strong>The Asylum<\/strong> from 9 p.m. to midnight.\u00a0 Enjoy the May cocktail list.\u00a0 399 Randolph Street East, 681-318-3515.\r\n\r\nFirst Fridays after 5 takes place all year long, except January, in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 8 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank.\u00a0 Downtown Lewisburg, America\u2019s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook.