1st Saturday, October 4th, "Wild About Wings"

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 flier 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, or try Antoinette’s Coffee and Goodies to start your day. 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. This year we are WILD about the letter W, continuing with "Wild About Wings" for October. There are several galleries to see. Nadi Spencer has a colorful studio and gallery – showing  original paintings, along with prints, cards and gift items.  The Art Co-op features 20 artists, and offers jewelry, masks, print-making, pottery, paintings, and more.  Also, you can visit Spirit Hill Studio this month.
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. 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.

Bike and Trike Contest - 9:30am at the Hummingbird

Bike and Trike
Costume Contest 2014

Grand Prize: $100
Call for details: 561-4373

October 4th, 9:30am, The Tree at Hummingbird Cafe
Any age, either category.  You must ride vehicle around tree.
Wins by popular vote
Come out to cast your vote!

Sponsored by 1st Saturday Three Rivers

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 sandwich, chips and a beverage for only $5!  41651 Sierra Dr.

Antoinette's Coffee & Goodies

ANTOINETTE CLOUTIER has been in the food service business for 30 years. She loved the area and, in 2001, in order to stay close to family in Visalia, she moved to Three Rivers, taking the job as sous-chef for the Shoshone Restaurant.

COFFEE served is made of locally-roasted beans and soon there will be a fair-trade house blend that is 90% organic. To accompany your coffee or tea, enjoy a variety of scratch-made baked goods and breakfast specials.

START your 1st Saturday with coffee and goodies. Also look for food specials for the day.

HOLIDAY PIES, party trays, gift baskets and catering are all available. Local art dons the walls.

Shirley Fox and Bobbie La Plante crafts shown here. 41727 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.

Colors Art Gallery

Voted 'Best place to Buy Art' by the town, Colors offers a wide collection of local art & gifts. Our goal is to create a fun, unique shopping experience by offering a new, fresh, experience with each visit. 41763 Sierra Dr.

Anne Birkholz and Nikki Crain have art shown here.

Angela Clary
Angela Clary - Pretty Face Designs - shows her hand-made jewelry at Colors Gallery, 41763 Sierra Dr.

Anne Brown
Anne Brown Pottery: Anne makes functional pottery out of porcelain clay. One of her greatest joys is seeing or hearing that someone is making use of her pieces in their daily lives. The forms and colors of nature, especially around Three Rivers, are a constant source of inspiration. At Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.

Teresa Wickersham
Teresa Wickersham, from Tempe, Arizona, creates fine one-of-a-kind jewelry, using semi-precious stones, Czech glass, sterling silver, brass, snake vertebrae, and other natural pieces. Join her in person at Colors Art Gallery this 1st Saturday. 41763 Sierra Dr
 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. Colors Art Gallery, 41763 Sierra Dr.

The Art Co-op

The Art Co op is next door to Colors. Refreshments served. 41763 Sierra Drive. Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast sponsors the Art Co-op for 1st Saturday.

Deborah Dal Zuffo
Born in New England, Deborah was inspired by the rich palette of autumn colors. Her love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings. They are bathed in nature’s hues, revealing her training in botanical illustration. Deborah’s artwork often focuses on the simple – leaves, rocks, and the creatures hiding within -- capturing nature’s tapestry of texture, depth, and life. Deborah works in watercolor, pastel, and colored pencils. Her artwork is on display at the Three Rivers Art Co-op 41763 Sierra Dr.

 Forest Williams
Forest shows his art at The Art Co-op 41763 Sierra Dr 

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.
 Marn is sponsored by Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast.
Located at The Art Co-op 41763 Sierra Dr.

Three Rivers Historical Museum

The Three Rivers Historical Museum hosts
Living History Day
11am - 5pm
Arts and Crafts Booths (see below for participants).

The Buffalo Soldiers will be doing a re-enactment of being the first guardians of the National Parks in the 1890's.  At the Three Rivers Historical Museum.

Shirley Fox
Shirley Fox will be showing off her unique, one of a kind crafted aprons, BBQ aprons, nostalgic embroidered tea towels and a new line of denim wear, called No Non-Cents.Shirley's daughter, Patti Fox, singing and playing guitar: 1:30 on. Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.
 Bobbi 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. Bobbie is showing at the Arts Center and the 1st dozen customers get a stocking ornament with their purchase! Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.

Carlyn Bailey

"I love photography," said Carlyn Bailey. Carlyn began to take photography seriously when she won a ribbon at the Tulare County Fair. She retired and uses her time to pursue photography. She is excited about sharing with you the joy photography brings to her.  You will find her at Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.

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 her at the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.

Gail Bunn
Gail Bunn creates garden art constructed of glass, crystal and ceramic pieces that are found at garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops. She then repurposes into one-of-a-kind solar totems, hanging luminaries, birdhouses and bird feeders.  Pretty in the garden, on the porch or patio, sparkling in the California sun, they also light up at night. You will find Gail at the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.
See Gail's art also at Tumbleweeds Antiques, 159 B St., Exeter, CA
Steven Higginbotham

Steven Higginbotham, Photographer, is 14 years old. He was born and raised in Wyoming until he was 3 years old and moved to Visalia. Every summer Steven and his family return to Wyoming, where Steven spends the summer roaming the forests, mesa's, following rivers, shooting the wildlife and wilderness, capturing the wonders and beauty he loves. He is the first in his family to pursue an artistic hobby. He raises money for his college fund and to pay for the equipment he needs to do his photography by selling his work. Find Steven at Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.
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 creations at Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.

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 her at Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Dr.

Three Rivers Library - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Three Rivers LEGO
Raven Land
October 4, 2014, 10am - 3pm
Three Rivers Library

Let you imagination soar!  You're invited to show off your LEGO building skills and knowledge about our native residents - the RAVENS.  Create a design of your own using LEGO bricks you have at home or join us at the library on OCtober 4th to share our community tubs of LEGOs.  Creations (or photos of creations) may be displayed in the library for the month of October.

Raven Arts and Crafts
October 4, 2014, 10am - 3pm
Three Rivers Library

Sequoia Natural History Association
Lead Naturalist Mike Springer: Ravens