1st Saturday, December 6th, "Wild About Winter"


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. 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 Winter" for December. There are several galleries to see. Nadi Spencer has a colorful studio and gallery – showing  original paintings, along with prints, cards and gift items.  Colors Art Gallery 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 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.

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.



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
 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.


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.

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. 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.  See her at the The Three Rivers Art Center, No. Fork Dr. across 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 Three Rivers Arts Center, No. Fork Dr. across bridge.
See Gail's art also at Tumbleweeds Antiques, 159 B St., Exeter, CA
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.


Stocking Stuffers boutique



41841 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 Nikki at the Stocking Stuffers boutique at 41841 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 the Stocking Stuffers boutique at 41841 Sierra Dr.
Angela Clary
Angela Clary - Pretty Face Designs - shows her hand-made jewelry at the Stocking Stuffers boutique at 41841 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.  Stocking Stuffers boutique at 41841 Sierra Dr.



 
Sam McKinney