1st Saturday, June 6th "River Runs Through It"

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 June, we celebrate that a "River Runs Through It". 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.

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.

Pick up Maps.


National Park and related Books, nature games, t-shirts, posters, gifts and more. Up to 80% off with additional discount for our members. June 6, Three Rivers Historical Museum. 8 am – 3 pm.
Meet Mark Tilchen, Executive Director, SNHA, overseeing the Visitor center park stores, Crystal Cave tours, Sequoia Field Institute, Pear Lake SKI Hut. We are the non-profit education partner of the National Park Service in Sequoia & Kings Canyon national parks and Devils Postpile National Monument; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Kaweah. www.sequoiahistory.org

Main Fork & Co

Meet Monica Rodriguez, the new owner, and see what elegant surprises she has in store for us all. Be sure to welcome her to Three Rivers!!!

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.  See Marn's work at Main Fork & Co at 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. Now showing ceramics at The Naked Nut and Enjoy the Store, both in Visalia, and here at Main Fork & Co at 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.  See Nikki's work at Main Fork & Co at 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 wooden wonders at Main Fork & Co at 41763 Sierra Dr.
Angela Clary
Angela Clary - Pretty Face Designs - shows her hand-made jewelry at Main Fork & Co at 41763 Sierra Dr.

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.  Now showing The Wizard of Oz and The Day of the Dead aprons, along with new kitchen towels.  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.  Mention 13 colonies and receive $5.00 off your purchase of $15.00 or more.  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.
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.  Christine's art 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.
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. See her artwork at the Three Rivers Arts Center, No Fork Dr., across the bridge.  Also on display at Main Fork & Co at 41763 Sierra Dr.
Stephen Dorsch
Old Friends: Everyone has a story to tell.
Stephen Dorsch comes to you with over 25 years experience in the motion picture industry and would like to offer his talents and skill to help you preserve all your cherished memories –the film, video, and photographs you’ve collected all your life- on a custom 2-hour DVD. “ Together, we will tell your unique story and create a legacy for your loved ones to cherish for generations to come.”  Meet Stephen at the Three Rivers Arts Center, No Fork Dr, across the bridge.