Live music, art events, tastings and more at First Fridays after Five

Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, May 3. Join in on the fun, including live music, art events and tasty treats all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Cooper Gallery presents a display of gallery artists Lynn Boggess, Tom Acosta, George Snyder, TAG Galyean, Laurie Meyer, coal sculptor Jimmie Stewart, and sculpture by the Shona Tribe from Zimbabwe. Stop by for the showing and refreshments. (1067 Washington Street East, 661-1752)

Got a sassy momma? Need a springy wine? Celebrate Mother’s Day and spring at Bella by tasting new wines, fine teas and other gourmet goodies.(1017 Washington Street East, 520-4921.)

Carnegie Hall invites everyone to the Old Stone Room and the Board Room Gallery opening receptions. The Old Stone Room Gallery will feature work by the Greenbrier Artists and the Board Room Gallery will feature artwork by Edith McKinley titled “The Other Edith.” (611 Church Street, 304-645-7917)

Patina says, “Aloha!” with ukulele music, free leis and complimentary Hawaiian Punch. (1046 Washington Street East, 520-4962)

A New Chapter welcomes you to a book signing for Mesha Maren and her debut novel Sugar Run from 6 to 8 p.m. She is originally from Greenbrier County and her book has received a lot of press including NPR. (922 Washington Street West, 681-318-3501)

The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center invites you to stop by for an evening of art, music and dancing! Featured May exhibitors for the “Art in the Valley” series will be photographer Megan Raddannt, and mosaics and jewelry designer Diane Hall. Megan’s show, titled “Water and Flowers,” will include photographs taken along the Greenbrier River and Greenbrier River Trail. Diane will display a collection of mosaics and handcrafted jewelry.  Stop in to meet both artists and view their unique art.

Strum Sum Band will provide toe-tapping tunes throughout the evening and the L.Z. Rainelle Country Kickers, sponsored by the L.Z. Rainelle WV Veterans, will hit the floor with line dancing routines. Representatives from the Ronceverte River Festival, Alderson Hospitality House and L.Z. Rainelle WV Veterans’ Reunion will also be on hand to talk about their causes. Don’t miss out on the fun! (905 Washington Street West, 645-1000)

Vision Quest Realty, Jeannine Francis Foundation & Adamo Building Arts invite you to an Open House. They are excited to show you the great updates to a historic building that we have all come to love. Tour the new upstairs apartment as well as the office area on the main level. (1034 Washington Street East, 667-7060)

Visit Aggie’s and enjoy some passion fruit punch and hors d’oeuvres for Cinco de Madres. (979 West Washington Street, 877-216-5470)

Drop by WV Fine Artisans to have a complimentary glass of fruit infused water and cookies as you watch featured artist of the month, Pamela Gatens paint florals with acrylics or watch Duffield Pottery being made onsite. (1042 Washington Street East, 667-0320)

Lee Street Studios is excited for their Gallery Exhibit opening of Anna Stout Tuckwiller & Sara McDonald of Studio 9. Anna and Sara have been working all winter to prepare for their opening and are excited to bring out some new works of art to Honor Roll Gallery. Stop by for the opening reception and enjoy some wine and nibbles while perusing the new art. (232 Lee Street Studios, 681-318-3551)

Edith’s will be sampling Fire Cider, a spicy, sweet and tangy apple cider vinegar tonic infused with roots, fruits and spices. Among the many benefits, Fire Cider may help boost your immune system to protect against colds, flu and seasonal allergies. (1035 Washington Street East, 645-7998)

The Asylum presents JCSquared from 9 p.m. to midnight, along with a new May drink list! (399 Randolph Street East, 681-318-3515)

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. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to or become a fan on FaceBook at, or call 304-645-4333.

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