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Grab a friend and have fun at Lewisburg’s First Fridays After 5 on September 7

Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, Sept. 7! Join the fun: live music, artist receptions and demos, magic tricks and tasty treats, all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Carnegie Hall is proud to present new art exhibits and receptions from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibits will be Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition “Alternative Views” in the Old Stone Room, Nima ShahabShahmir in the Board Room Gallery, and Tom Acosta in the Lobby Gallery. (611 Church Street, 645-7917)

The Wandering Bird Gallery invites you to enjoy live tunes by Don Steck on guitar and harmonica. Pop in and explore the newest addition to the Downtown Lewisburg Arts Scene!  (934 Washington Street West, 646-2268)

Hill and Holler Pizza presents live music by Jim Snyder from 6 to 8 p.m. and Close-up Card Magic with the talented young Andrew DeGraff from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (970 Jefferson Street North, 647-4429)

At Bella the Corner Gourmet, sample Hot Ruby, a new drink tradition for your home! Hot Ruby is the perfect addition to your mug on a cozy evening or mixed with your champagne, or simply iced. Cranberry and citrus blended with spice… it is perfection in a glass. So let’s get ready for fall and begin thinking about our holiday drink menus! We’re pairing and sampling Hot Ruby and lots of gourmet goodies! See you soon! (1017 Washington Street East, 520-4921)

Lee Street Studios invites you to an opening reception for an exhibit of the works of Jeanne and Bruce Brenneman. Serving wine and light appetizers. (232 Lee Street North, 581-318-3551)

Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center to enjoy an evening of art and music. September’s “Art in the Valley” display features a collaborative collection by local artists Jeanne Brenneman and Linda Vaughan. Jeanne, a well-known watercolorist and teacher; and Linda, an expert quilter and embroiderer, have teamed up to create a stunning show of “Fabric Art.” Come in to meet the artists and view their unique pieces. Featured in the “Art Alcove” will be the works of various artists representing the Alderson Artisans Gallery, a cooperative nonprofit community art gallery. Toe tapping tunes will be provided throughout the evening by Strum Sum Band. Members of the Alderson Quilters and Crafters Guild will also be in the center with raffle tickets for a handmade quilt. Don’t miss out on the fun! (905 Washington Street West, 645-1000)

At WV Fine Artisans, Judith Bair, will demonstrate how she paints with oil bars – oil bars are color pigments and oils in a wax base and look like big crayons. They allow the artist to have the richness of oils with the freedom of pastels. Judith is from Monroe County, inspired by all things nature and is fascinating to watch. Her newest landscapes will be on display, so join us to watch this expert in action! (1042 Washington Street East, 667-0320)

At Love Child, receive a Free Blue Orange game with all purchases… while supplies last. (933 Washington Street West, 520-4934)

Irish Pub proprietor and extraordinary Celtic musician, Patrick O’Flaherty, will play from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and then local musician Jim Snyder will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come quench your thirst and tap your toes with us! No cover charge. (1030 Washington Street East, 645-7386)

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. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s 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.

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