1st Saturday, March 7th, "Road's End"

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 March, "Road's End" celebrates the opening of Kings Canyon 75 years ago. 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.
Sierra Subs
Showing now through the end of March, at Sierra Subs and Salads, is the incredible artwork of two talented women: Nadi Spencer and Wendy McKellar. Both artists show off their unique style of painting in this one-of-a-kind show. On 1st Saturday in Three Rivers, grab a meal, and while you eat in the small cottage, enjoy the artwork around you. Or if you eat outside to the sounds of the river, make sure you see the show before you leave.

Peter Hickey
Peter Hickey was raised in the Sequoia National Forest as a child, going to sleep with the stars overhead, and waking in the morning to the Giant Sequoias all around him. He has the good fortune of owning redwood posts that were made during the lumber mill days in the 1800's. He took turning lessons from a Master Wood Turner and loves to share the stories of where each piece of wood came from. Find him at 41841 Sierra Dr. (TKC).

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'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. Visit Anne at Colors Art Gallery 41763 Sierra Dr.

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
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 are available at Colors Art Gallery 41763 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. At Colors Art Gallery, 41763 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. The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across 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. 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, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.
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 The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge
Wanda Brown
Wanda Brown transforms individual pieces of glass into centerpieces. They look beautiful on a dining room table, or glistening in the sunlight on a patio. She has been crafting for years, but only recently started this adventure. Wanda’s daughter showed her a picture in a magazine and said “You should make this.” Wanda also loves creating broaches out of vintage and new buttons and jewelry. And, she works for a craft company, perfect!  See Wanda's creations at the Three Rivers Arts Center, No Fork Dr. across the bridge.
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 Arts Center, No Fork Dr. across the bridge.
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 Arts Center, No Fork Dr. across the bridge.
 Clancy Barlow

Clancy Barlow is an award winning artist who does oil painting, drawing, gourds, pine needle baskets and pine knot sculpting. His studio overlooks the North Fork River. He gathers the pine needles to make baskets and plates from the trees along the river.  See Clancy's creations at the Three Rivers Arts Center, No Fork Dr. across the bridge.
Joye and Larry King
At the age of 12, Joye King was introduced to knitting and crocheting projects by her mother, which really sparked an interest in crafting. Over the years she added hand quilting of blankets, bedspreads and afghans. See her work at The Art Center, on North Fork, across the bridge.
Larry King has a passion for wood working. He began his career in the construction field and mastered all aspects of carpentry. After retirement, Larry expanded his wood working knowledge, and creativity, perfecting his skill in Intarsia Portraits. Larry also makes Lariat Rope and horse shoe art. You will find Larry at The Art Center, North Fork, across the bridge.
Amber Nagel
The love of creating is what ignited the spark for Amber Nagel. Fabric practical items for her daughter were the beginning. Rag quilts were added for family and friends and kept her interest. Using wood blocks, Amber creates household decorations that she will customize to anyone’s need. Amber has a store on ESTY entitled 3fourshutthedoor. She will ship anywhere. Amber is located at The Art Center, across the bridge on North Fork Drive.
Patty Robinette
Patty Robinett has been collecting moonstone agates, jasper, jade and other colorful stones from Cambria Beaches for over 35 years. She creates intricate wire wrapped jewelry. Sterling silver and 14 k gold filled wire enhance the jewels. They evoke waves washing over the rocks onto the beach. She also uses many precious stones. If you have a special stone you would like wrapped, Patty would love to help you. See her at The Art Center, across the bridge on North Fork.