1st Saturday, September 6th, "Wild About Wilderness"

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 Wilderness" for September. 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 six 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.

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.

DELI DELIGHTS with a river view. Mention 1st Saturday and get a sandwich, chips and a beverage for only $5!  41651 Sierra Dr.

Unauthorized Work at Anne Lang's

Unauthorized Work will play at Anne Lang's Emporium, on back deck, from 11-12:00 P.M.

The band plays Classic Rock from the 20th Century and is formed by three University graduates in Design Engineering: Sal Ceglia - Lead Guitar, Vocals and Bass Guitar; Diego Garcia - Drums and Percussions; and Julian Pascua - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone and Rhythm Guitar. “When we are not working in our profession as Engineers, we are performing some of the best music of the 20th century for your enjoyment,” said Sal. Hear them at Anne Lang’s Emporium on her back deck from 12:00 to 2:00.

National Park Service

The National Park Service goals in collaborating with 1st Saturday in Three Rivers, are to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, plus Wilderness Month (September). There will be outreach events in Tulare County, Fresno and one on the east side of the Sierras. We will provide additional information about the parks, engage the public through an interactive activity, and we want to be a good community partner.

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.

Angela Clary
Angela Clary - Pretty Face Designs - shows her hand-made jewelry at Colors Gallery, 41763 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 Colors Art 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.
Special: None at this time. I'm working on it!!! Marn is sponsored by Three Rivers Bed and Breakfast.
Located at The Art Co-op41763 Sierra Dr.

Three Rivers Arts Center

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. Arts Center, North Fork Drive across the bridge.
 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. Tableclothes, 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! North Fork Dr, across the bridge.

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 The Art Center, North Fork Dr, across the bridge.

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 Art Center, North Fork Road, across the bridge.
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 The Art Center.