1st Saturday, May 2nd "Farewell to Spring"

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. You can pick up a map and schedule at Anne Lang's Emporium or the 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. Later on taste the amazing fare at Sierra Subs and Salads. They all offer discounts for 1st Saturday.

A DIFFERENT theme each month flavors the paintings, decorations and edible treats. For May, we bid "Farewell to Spring". There are several galleries to see.  There are many studios open - look for them on the map. 
The Art Center hosts multiple artists, not something you'd want to miss.

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.  Nadi Spencer and Jana Botkin have art shown here.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. Mention 1st Saturday and get a combo meal for only $5!  41651 Sierra Dr.

Spirit Hill Studio

FACES attract Keller so when she began to play with clay, ceramic masks became her focus. She was introduced to Clay Mono Prints at a workshop in Petaluma and, since then, set up a workshop with three of her friends, where they gather to learn more about this medium. Shirley is also co-ordinator of 1st Saturday.

THROWN AWAY OBJECTS made into art is a recent exploration. Keller takes rusty items, such as tools and machine parts, and transforms them with paint.

SPIRIT HILL STUDIO is tucked up against a hill, filled with food for the eyes and a delight to visit. Shirley opens her door every 1st Saturday, offering you a glimpse into her world. 43641 Skyline Drive.

SPECIAL FOR SPIRIT HILL Doug Hurt and Friends Band will play on the deck at Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio, April 4th 1-4 P.M. Refreshments served. Sponsored by DLH Law Offices of Douglas L. Hurt, 559-635-3333.

Redbud Garden Club

The Redbud Garden Club provides a community service open to all those interested in gardening. Monthly educational and social programs, supporting six native plant gardens at public buildings in Three Rivers,and we do the Annual Plant Sale with native plants and drought tolerant plants available to raise money to maintain public gardens.. Plants of all types are available for sale including many that would be perfect for Mothers' Day. Our members are available to answer your gardening questions.

Location: The grassy area at the Village Market

Redbud Festival

41st Annual Redbud Festival at Memorial Building sponsored by Arts Alliance of Three Rivers (May 2 and 3rd) and 1st Saturday in Three Rivers (May 2)
8 artists from 1st Saturday located there.
Pro-youth HEART children's photography and art show themed to celebrate 75th Anniversary for Kings Canyon National Parks and 125th anniversary for Sequoia National Parks.
National Parks Service Ranger available to answer questions about the parks services history and anniversaries, including 2016 100th Anniversary celebrations for the NPS.
Quilt Show
Raffle benefits the Jonnum-Young Scholarship Fund for aspiring artists. $2 tickets. Drawing May 3rd 3:00 P.M. Winner need not be present. To see prize packages go to The Arts Alliance of Three Rivers Or see packaged prizes on display at the festival.

Joy Collier

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.

Jana Botkin
Jana’s year was spent creating pencil sketches for her book “The Cabins of Wilsonia,” to be published next year. So for this year’s calendar, she has chosen 13 of her favorite photos celebrating the beauty of Tulare County, and it will be available on 1st Saturday. Jana also likes to knit- her scarves, slippers, shawls, wraps, socks and purses will also be for sale.

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.

Shirley 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. Also, will do custom designs upon request. Coming SOON - (due to a 10 spool embroidery machine) availability to create custom designs.

Bobbie LaPlante
Bobbi LaPlante, Designs With a Past, designs and sews accessories: aprons, hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, purses and tote bags – using 100% recycled, repurposed materials. Scouring thrift stores, yard sales and friends' closets, she gathers textiles that speak to her, be it with color, texture or pattern. Tablecloths, curtains, skirts, jeans, sweaters, dresses or pillowcases are all part of her palette. Imagination and a sense of whimsy guide her to create her original designs.

Larry McCartney
Larry McCartney learned about wood from his father. Antique wood pieces filled his father's work shop. Larry was taught how to refurbish and polish since he was 8 years old. He looks forward to sharing his work with you.

Colors Art Gallery


COLORS: NEW NAME, NEW FACES, AND NEW OWNER coming June 1st Saturday in Three Rivers. You will meet Monica Rodriquez, the new owner, and see what elegant surprise's she has in store for us all. Be sure to welcome her to Three Rivers!!!"