1st Saturday, June 3rd "California Poppies"

FOOD, FUN and fabulous art. Every 1st SATURDAY, the artists, restaurants and merchants of Three Rivers, California, open their doors and invite you to join in a town-wide celebration from 11 to 5 o’clock unless stated on Blog and Map. You can pick up a map and schedule at Anne Lang's Emporium, the Three Rivers Arts Center, or the Three Rivers Historical Museum – the map shows all participating venues, art to see, locations and times for special events. Anne Lang's Emporium serves a great breakfast sandwich, so you might grab a bite first. 

A DIFFERENT theme each month flavors the paintings, decorations and edible treats. For June, we celebrate our "California Poppies".
There are several galleries to see.  There are many studios open - look for them on the map.


ART EXPERIENCE 1st Saturday in Three Rivers is sponsoring a Free art experience for children who come to 1st Saturday in Three Rivers with parents. Each month the project will move to different venues. Artists will share their expertise.  This month, Artist Earl Thompson, with the help of two local Girl Scouts, will help children prepare Father's Day cards at the Arts Center.


EVERY MONTH is different – the best way to keep informed is to visit the website www.1stsaturdaytr.com. It is up-dated monthly. If you are an artist and would like to show your work at the event, the cost is only $10 to participate and the deadline to enter is always the 15th of the previous month. 


FOR INFORMATION contact Shirley Keller at 559-561-3463 or email sblairkeller@sbcglobal.net

Anne Lang's

ANNE'S SUCCESS is due to her desire to help. "When people ask for something, I try to find it for them," says Anne. "One day, a bride-to-be came in and asked if I could make a bouquet. I thought, 'I can make a bouquet', and that's how the store became an FTD flower shop. On a cold day, a man came in wishing for a hot bowl of soup and I thought, 'I know how to make soup.' Next, a man came in hungry for a sandwich and I thought, 'I know how to make sandwiches.' And that's how the store became a deli."

Anne Lang’s Emporium became a place to find all your needs, a space of familiarity and a hub for our little community.  In addition to artists listed below, Nadi Spencer, founder of 1st Saturday in Three Rivers, also has art shown here.  Shirley Keller's photo gift cards  are also carried here as are Clayton Porter's hand-crafted jewelry.  Anne's is open from 9am to 4pm.



Marn Reich
Marn Reich attended a ceramics class at COS. She met Sherley Tucker and eventually the two set up a clay workshop in Sherley's home. Marn is known for her quirky sculptures. Teapots that make you laugh while pouring, critters with attitude. "I like a challenge," says Marn. Thus her unusual creations.   See Marn's work at Anne Lang's Emporium.

Jana Botkin
This year Jana has been designing and publishing coloring books for grownups, all of local scenes. "Heart of the Hills", "Heart of Mineral King", and "Heart of the Parks" are all available at Kaweah River Trading Co. Her detailed oil paintings of local scenes are available at Anne Lang's Emporium.
 Anne & HJ Brown
Anne and H.J. Brown work together in their ceramic studio, along the South Fork river. He makes hand built pieces and recycles broken items that don't survive kiln into artwork. She makes all the thrown items. She does most of the glazing. The biggest joy for both of them is to know their work is used in someone's daily life. Colors of nature inspire their work. Now showing ceramics at Anne Lang's & Kaweah River Trading Co in Three Rivers, and Naked Nuts & Enjoy the Store in Visalia. This 1st Saturday see their work at Anne Lang's Emporium.

Three Rivers Arts Center

Shirley and Ted Fox
Shirley Fox will be showing unique, one of a kind, aprons, kitchen towels (both machine and hand embroidered, and whatever else that inspires my creative juices. "I will do custom designs upon request, and who knows what else will inspire my juices with our new 10 spool embroidery machine," said Shirley.  Now showing The Wizard of Oz and The Day of the Dead aprons, along with new kitchen towels.  Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.

Earl Thompson
Earl Thompson drove big rigs across country for 50 plus years, always with great appreciation for the beauty and majesty of this country. After retiring at 75 years of age, and with time on his hands, he sat down and began a process of expressing himself on canvas. His favorite works are black and white drawings, but he is exploring colored pencils and paint.  Earl also makes many of his frames.  See Earl's work at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.
CHILDREN’S ART PROJECT: Father’s Day Cards. 2 Local Girl Scouts to help him.
 Das Cookie Jar
“Our desire is to make cookies that taste great,” said Sue Davis. Glenn is the official taster and makes sure all their products please the customer. They have permits as required by Health Department and follow all the strict guidelines. If you need party platters, gift boxes for all occasions, they wrap for the appropriate occasions and holidays. “Only freshest ingredients go into our cookies,” said Glenn. On the web at: http://www.dascookiejar.com/index.html  Das Cookie Jar is offering a dozen free cookies to the 10th person that comes to visit us at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.
Lindsay Dion
Since Lindsay Dion was a small child, she felt compelled to make handcrafts. It is said to “follow your bliss and the money will come” and that is just what she has been able to do. For the past 25 years Dion enjoyed a stained glass studio. She crafted hundreds of custom stained and leaded glass windows for churches and private residences. She also practiced her passion for handcrafts including weaving, spinning, beading and quilting. Dion is a “color junkie.”
Lately Dion is focusing on designs for handwoven cocoon jackets which are casual, elegant and very flattering. The simple but well-constructed jacket showcases the exquisite handwoven fabric to its best advantage. Dion hand weaves and hand dyes. She will be located at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.
Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. In the summer she joins 1st Saturday in Three Rivers to share her colorful jewelry.  See Jami at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41673 N Fork Drive.

Totem Market and Gifts

ART
The Totem Market and Gift store hours are 7am-9pm, serving breakfast all day. Dinner service.  Special Happy Hour 3 - 5. 
Features: Buddy Jones Restored Wood Sculptures 11-5.  45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463


At Kaweah River Trading Company

Anne Birkholz
Anne's fascination with wood has been lifelong. Eleven years ago she met her first lathe; it was love at first touch. Her work is a collaboration with Mother Nature, who provides the awesome raw material ranging from tight grained, ancient Giant Sequoia, to knurly native oaks and the spectacular marble grain of Buckeye. Anne's designs are simple – keeping the wood center stage.  See Anne's wooden wonders at Kaweah River Trading Company, 41891 Sierra Drive.

At Cort Gallery

Peg Bonar Hutson
Emerging artist Peg Bonnar Hutson’s work features vibrant oil paintings in Abstract form. She is best known for her emotional hues and vibrant color stories. On display will be pieces of her collection “Genesis 1” which includes her most recent work, Tree Yielding Seeds, 2017. Much of her work is in a thick “Impasto” form that leaps off the canvas and invites you to touch. Peg will be painting at Cort Gallery from 11:00 - 2:00 on Saturday, June 3.
Cort Gallery is located at 41881 Sierra Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - Spirit HIll Meditation Garden and Art Studio

Shirley Keller invites you to come to Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio to see her photography, ceramic masks, recycled art, and clay mono prints.  See more at Shirley's blog at sblaircreativeplay.blogspot.com.
CLOSED AT 2:30pm FOR A GRADUATION PARTY.
NEW Ceramic Masks and Dot Art Hubcaps. Children visitors FREE gifts of original artwork.   43641 Skyline Dr.

OPEN STUDIO - Nikki Crain

Nikki first sat down at a loom in 1983. She has been on a learning odyssey ever since. Her favorite pastime is designing new pieces and playing with colors, sometimes dyeing her own yarns. Math plays a big part in weaving and Nikki takes it to a higher level by using the Fibonacci sequence in many of her designs. Natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk and rayon are her favorite choice for the beautiful and useful items she weaves. Visit Nikki at her studio 45138 So. Fork Dr.