1st Saturday, August 1, "Celebrate Sequoias"


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 August, we "Celebrate Sequoias". 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.

Jana Botkin
Book "Cabins of Wilsonia" and paintings.  Jana's work is featured at Anne Lang's Emporium.


Spirit Hill Studio

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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.

Main Fork & Co

Meet Monica Rodriguez, the new owner, and see what elegant surprises she has in store for us all.

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.                          
Karen Kimball
Karen Kimball experiences something new with each clay mono-print. Her works reflect the design created for each one but they often bring through layers of past inspiration, color and texture. Her progression in clay printing is leading to exploration in other art forms. Using techniques from watercolor, collage, encaustic painting and journaling, she is broadening her knowledge about the artistic process and developing increased complexity and variety in her artwork.
Karen spent a year away from clay printing in 2013 to edit and work exclusively on “Sierra Wonders”, an anthology of art and literature, published on behalf of the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers.
Meet Karen in person at Main Fork & Co. 41763 #B Sierra Drive.

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.
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 Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.
Steve 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 Art Center, 41905 No. Fork Drive.