Art openings, live music, tastings, and more at First Fridays

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Downtown Lewisburg will celebrate First Fridays after Five on Friday, Sept. 6. Join the fun events that are all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Cooper Gallery welcomes Daniel Meyer and George Snyder at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Daniel is known locally for the Golf Tees sculpture at The Greenbrier Hotel. Several similar smaller sculptures are available for this exhibit including pink “Top Dog” by Snyder-Meyer. A colorful, exciting and fun evening. Refreshments served. (1067 Washington Street East, 661-1752)

Holy Cow, It’s Almost Fall! Chili, cornbread, and red wines from Italy and West Virginia are on the tasting table at Bella. Pop in for a taste or two and get ready ‘cause ready or not, Fall’s almost here! (1017 Washington Street East, 520-4921)

Harmony Ridge is 15! Stop by to celebrate our 15th birthday. We would love to say thank you in person for all these years of your amazing support! (886 Washington Street West, 645-4333)

Wandering Bird Gallery features gorgeous new pottery by Ron Korczynski, furniture by John Wesley Williams and paintings by Jorn Lynae Mork. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you browse the gallery. (934 Washington Street West, 646-2268)

Stop in Lee Street Studios to experience “Made By Hands,” a new exhibit featuring Studio Two Fiber Arts. This studio works in all things fiber, from spinning yarn, to weaving, to needle felting, knitting, crochet and sewing. There is no limit to what you will see at this featured exhibit in the Honor Roll Gallery. Enjoy a glass of refreshing fruit infused water while you take in the art. (232 Lee Street North, 681-318-3551)

Aggie’s and Vest will serve chunk chocolate and will glister willing participants. Stop by and get glistered! (979 Washington Street West, 645-4063)

Adorn will offer free trials of its 16.5 and 6.5 pound weighted blankets atop an on-site air mattress. Drawings for free, handmade eye masks. Located in the new Stratton Alley Shops.

Edith’s Store will feature April Trusty from The Bee Company in Maxwelton. She plans to have an observation hive on display and plenty of delicious honey to sample and sell. (1035 Washington Street East, 645-7998)

Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center for an evening of art and music! Featured September “Art in the Valley” exhibits will be the works of photographer Nicole Talbott in the Gallery and artist Quincy Gray McMichael in the Art Alcove. Nicole’s show titled “Views of Almost Heaven” will include photos which epitomize the beauty of West Virginia. Quincy’s show “Rinds of Life” will feature her unique art using “Found Canvas/Recycled Paint/Intuitive Patterns.” Toe-tapping music for the evening will be provided by Strum Sum Band.  Also, meet members of the Alderson Quilters and Crafters who will bring their beautiful raffle quilt. Don’t miss the fun! (905 Washington Street West. 645-1000)

A New Chapter will have Cat Pleska and friends (co-authors) reading from their book Fearless. The fearless women in this collection tell us through essays, poems, and stories of the pivotal moments in their lives when they reveal their wisdom to endure challenges and to fight for survival. Readers: Cat Pleska, Belinda Anderson, Kate Dooley, Carter Taylor Seaton, Rebecca Kimmons, and Wendy Peters. (922 Washington Street West, 681-318-3501)

Finish off your evening at The Asylum with Shawn Benfield performing at 9 p.m.

First 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. For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.