1st Saturday, April 4th, "Mother Earth"

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 April, we celebrate "Mother Earth". There are several galleries to see.  Colors Art Gallery features 20 artists, and offers jewelry, masks, print-making, pottery, paintings, and more.  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.

Three Rivers Historical Museum

The museum is a perfect place to find gifts that evoke the foothills and the High Sierras. Books for children and adults available. Be sure to check out the gift shop. 42268 Sierra Hwy, Three Rivers.

Jana Botkin’s book of pencil drawings, "The Cabins of Wilsonia" is finally here! It is only available from Jana directly (website or in person). Jana’s pencil drawings, cards, prints and oil paintings celebrating the beauty of Tulare County.

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

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. They are shown at Arts Visalia, and here in Three Rivers at Colors Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.

 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 Colors Art Gallery 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 Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.

Christine Sell Porter
Christine's medium of choice is oil, by virtue of it's versatility – it's perfect for building texture and produces brilliant color. Watercolor is another medium that she loves for it's spontaneity and transparency. She has painted for over 30 years. After relocating to Three Rivers in 2005, she has found the natural beauty of the area to be a new source of inspiration. She spends many happy hours in the studio. Christine is a multi talented artist; she also likes designing little jewelry pieces, and knitting gorgeous scarves during long winter nights. For summer, she hand paints, in vibrant color, flowers and birds on silk scarves. Additionally, she creates lovely light catchers for the window, fashioned with antique glass and with an oil rubbed copper foil finish.  Sponsored by Three Rivers B&B.  See Christine's art at Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.
Clayton Porter 
Sponsored by Three Rivers B&B. Clayton will show his jewelry at Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.
Jana Botkin
Nikki Crain

Three Rivers Arts Center

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.  "Surprise Egg." 5 to 20 % off any already selected items.  The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
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! The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. 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.  Say to Jami when you arrive at the Art Center, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES YOUNG!"  You will get $5.00 off one item.  Charles Young was Sequoia National Park's 1st Park Superintendent.  He was born on March 12th, 1864.  See Jami at The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
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. Special: 20% off the first three purchases. Larry will be at The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Gary Lemke
Gary Lemke was on the NASA Design Team for the Galileo Spacecraft. He was awarded for his welding with an Oribital Design Award because of his part in the successful launch. He'd love to share the artwork he now does with his welding skills. See Gary's creations at The Three Rivers Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.