LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Meet new artists, indulge in food and drink samples, and enjoy late evening shopping. Everyone is invited to First Fridays after 5 in downtown Lewisburg, a free event from 5-8 p.m.
Edith’s Store will sample Tazo brand organic chai tea, a delicious way to warm up on a chilly fall evening.
Experience Crowfest at Patina. They’ll be popping corks at an opening reception for assemblage artist Susan Harb’s 36 works featuring “Art of the Black-Winged Beauties.” Patrick O’Flaherty adds his traditional Celtic music to the celebration.
Wolf Creek will be hosting a fall jewelry launch by their very own Ena Basler (owner of New Mourning Art). Each piece is uniquely created with hand colored resin and has been fixed with medical grade surgical posts or sterling hoops. These bold and beautiful earrings have themes that lend itself perfectly to fall fashion.
After being a 15-year expat, Basler returned to Summers County to help out with the family farm and decided to revisit their creative side with New Mourning Art. Initially created to be used as a fundraising source for Campaign for Southern Equality, New Mourning has since grown as a huge part of Basler’s life and expanded to multiple mediums. Continuing the effort, 10% of all New Mourning Art sales will be donated to Campaign for Southern Equality.
CountySeat Arts is excited to show the work of photographer and activist Karen Cohen, opening at 6 p.m. All month long, drop in for eeky, creepy arts and crafts from West Virginia artists and makers.
Fall is in the air and so is an exciting evening of art at The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center. Stop by to view the October “Art in the Valley” exhibits. Greenbrier Artists present their annual show “Our Best New Work” featuring paintings, photography, and woodturning. Meet some of the artists as they talk about the inspiration for their artwork. The Art Alcove will highlight creations by fiber artist Tia Walkup. Her show, titled “Take Me Home,” will feature her original hand-sewn embroidery on Appalachian themed items. Walkup, who hails from Orient Hill, is studying art education with a minor in music at Marshall University. Members of the Alderson Quilt Guild will be on hand to sell tickets for their 2022 raffle quilt, Mountain Maze.
Stop by Sheena Pendley’s Boutique Photo Studio on Court Street for a pop-up shopping experience with Brier Belles Boutique, featuring new fall styles and a goodbye summer sale you won’t want to miss.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Central features artist Peggy Owens of Chaos Acres Studio. She creates pieces in resin, acrylic, and collage look toward the abstract and the surreal.
At Bella the Corner Gourmet, the Sunset Spritz made the tasting table for October’s First Friday event. Virginia-made Mother Shrub drinking vinegars and a bit more to create an easy and delish option for sunset memories.
The Humble Tomato will be open featuring a brand-new fall cocktail menu.
Stardust Cafe will be doing their Prime Rib Night for First Friday. Limited amounts and reservations recommended.
The Asylum will host the Thomas Taylor Band and premier a new fall cocktail list.
Open late: The Shoe Box and Little Black Box Bra Boutique.
The community is reminded that Taste Of Our Towns festival, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, street closures begin Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m., so your car must be moved if you park anywhere on Washington Street from Lafayette Street to Church Street, on Court Street from Randolph Street to Foster Street, and Foster Street from Court Street to Church Street.
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