Join us in Downtown Lewisburg for First Fridays after 5 on May 1

Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, May 1. Join the fun in downtown Lewisburg – live music, art events and tasty treats – all free to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Enjoy live music by The Jarmovers in the City Green Space. Band members Johnny Foster, Josh Baldwin and Bongo Jim perform acoustic boogie, soul, jazz, blues and rock from 6 to 8 p.m.

Brick House Antiques is proud to announce the opening of the Christie’s Gallery and Studio on the second floor. You are invited to come by and see the artwork of Michael Christie and other artists and join the Christie’s for a beverage & a bite. (123 East Washington Street, Suite #2, 667-1390)

The lovely and talented Rebecca Tamea, president of Vinx Apothecary, will join Edith’s Store to share her philosophy of treating your skin and your soul simultaneously. Rebecca is responsible for the creation of a glorious line of beauty care products. Treat yourself to a luxurious experience. (114 East Washington Street, 645-7998)

Carnegie Hall and its featured artists will host opening receptions for each of the three gallery spaces from 5 to 8 p.m. In the Museum Gallery is “Natural Form” – A collaboration of texture, style & ideas in wood, silk & clay by Nellie Rose Davis, Joshua Miller & Audrey Taucher with Sunny Lenz’s “Summer Fun” exhibit next door in the Auditorium Gallery. Displayed in the Old Stone Room will be the 31st Annual Greenbrier Artist Exhibit. Receptions are free and open to the general public. (105 Church Street, 645-7917)

Bella Gourmet is 5 years old! Celebrate with Bella – a lovely tasting of champagnes and a few goodies, too. Don’t forget to stop by and enter your name in the drawing to win an engraved tray from the Beatriz Ball to share with Mom for Mother’s Day. (100 East Washington Street, 520-4921)

The world is well into the burst of spring. Come peruse The Front Porch to inspire your senses while you enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments. 10% of all First Friday Sales will benefit The Family Refuge Center. (219 East Washington Street, 645-4454)

Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center to meet May’s featured artist, Sue Porter. Sue’s show “Art Loves Variety” will include her original oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics and more. Enjoy the music of Strum Sum Band as they play oldies and goodies that will have your feet tapping. At 6:15 p.m., help us welcome 85 fourth and fifth grade students, faculty and parents from North Elementary in Morgantown. The group is taking a trip around Southern West Virginia and Lewisburg is the final stop on day one of their journey. (200 West Washington Street, 645-1000)

Tickle your palette at The Pepper Shed with a little salt, a little savory and a little sweet with their very own Chocolate Salsa served with tortilla chips. (101 North Court Street, 520-4970)

Patina is offering punch and cookies. (117 East Washington Street, 520-4962)

Complimentary mini popcorn for all visitors starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Lewis Theater. (224 N. Court Street, 645-6919)

At the Irish Pub, Patrick O’Flaherty will get your feet tapping with traditional Celtic tunes from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and then local husband/wife duo Rivertown Gypsies will play at 9 p.m. Stop in for a listen.

Plants Etc. hosts Herding Cats. (102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910)

The youth center, also known as The Hub, located in the old Fort Savannah building, will be open for young folks, middle & high school ages, from 4 to 9 p.m. to enjoy a pool table, ping pong table, fooz ball table, art supplies, games, wi-fi, popcorn – all free. And now also enjoy Karaoke and Open Mic. (204 N Jefferson Street, 304-647-4994)

First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9 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 at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.

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