Friday, August 7th, 2009
Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. This month Lewisburg celebrates the Artistic Talents of Potters, Painters, Crafters and Musicians. First Fridays after Five takes place from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, August 7th. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss the fun!
Washington Street Gallery kicks off a month long show for Virginia potter Dan Finnegan and North Carolina potter Michael Klein. Stop by for the opening reception. 123 West Washington Street, 647-4561.
Cooper Gallery welcomes you to a reception for landscape artist Dave Berry from Morgantown. Dave describes his work as “Intersections … Visions of the Unadorned Landscape.” Meet Dave, view his work and enjoy music by Leah Trent with her Celtic Harp. 122 East Washington Street, 645-6439.
Harmony Ridge Gallery is excited to introduce Ed Jett, creator of a unique series of bird houses. Each one is made of salvaged materials and incorporates a piece of local history with wood from the original 1915 Cass Grade School. 209 West Washington Street, 645-4333.
Studio 40 introduces the work of artist Susan Ward. Susan’s mixed media images are hand-applied to glass for a collaged effect. 130 West Washington Street, 647-4444.
Serenity Now Outfitters will be hosting pet portraits by local artist Elizabeth Basham. Massage therapist Shelli White will also be on hand to give brief sample massage sessions. Stop by for complimentary food and beverages. 207 West Washington Street, 647-9779.
Carnegie Hall hosts an artist reception for photographer Nathan England: “Passages: Recent Works by Nathan England”. Stop by the Museum Gallery to visit with the artist. 105 Church Street, 645-7917.
Yarid’s invites you to visit with their Smashbox Cosmetic Make-up Artists for free makeovers. Discover this new line of cosmetics and have fun creating your summer look. Appointments are recommended. 202 W. Washington Street, 647-5000.
The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Patrick O’Flaherty starting at 8pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.
Enjoy a blend of folk, ballads and old country favorites by “Pushing’ String” at The General Lewis Inn. Ron Kirk performs on guitar and vocals and Jay Frye on bass. 301 E. Washington St., 628-4454.
In the spirit of First Friday, The Lewis Theatre offers complimentary popcorn for their evening movie goers from 6:30pm to 9pm. 113 Court Street, 645-6038.
And to top off the evening, visit Lewisburg’s City Green Space at the intersection of Washington Street and Jefferson Street at the fountain from 6pm to 9pm for a live music performance. Bring the family and enjoy the tunes.
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment. First Fridays After Five: You’ll find the lights on and the town alive!
Downtown Lewisburg is just 2 miles south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (I-60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or call Aaron or Monica Maxwell at 304-645-4333.