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.
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. Colors Art Gallery highlights whimsical furniture and oil paintings by Wendy McKellar, along with weaving, jewelry, quilts, pottery and metal art from 20 local artists.
A DIFFERENT theme each month flavors the paintings, decorations and edible treats. This month's theme is "Over the River and Through the Woods," words that evoke memories of family and childhood, and holiday gatherings.
IN ADDITION to shops and galleries, some artists open their studios for the day, a rare chance to see how the creative mind works and lives. Don't miss Spirit Hill Studio this month.
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 $7 to participate and the deadline to enter is always the 15th of the previous month.