1st Saturday in Three Rivers, June 3rd, 2023


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 unless stated on Blog and Map. You can pick up a map and schedule at Kaweah Arts and the Three Rivers Historical Museum – the map shows all participating venues, art to see, locations and times for special events.

SPRING SPECTACULAR!  For June we are honored to feature author Lea Maryanow for a reading and booksigning event at the Three Rivers Historical Museum. In addition to the art and artists, this month come and enjoy the late Spring weather as well as the beauty of nature in bloom around Lake Kaweah and all through the town of Three Rivers.  Nature and art together.  Nothing better.

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 559-799-1473 or email 1stSaturday3R@gmail.com

Participating Artists - June 3rd, 2023

Super Bloom Art Show, at Cort Gallery

Jami Beck, at River Water Pottery

Anne and HJ Brown, at River Water Pottery

Linda DuMont, at Faery Godmother's Enchanted Castle

Bertha Garza, at Kaweah Arts

Gregory Gray, at Kaweah Coffee Roasters

Lea Maryanow, FEATURED ARTIST, at Three Rivers Historical Museum

Correy McGlyn, at Kaweah Arts

David Ramirez, at Royal Garden Nursery

Three Rivers Historical Museum

The Historical Museum is quite exciting these days. Many new and interesting sights to capture historical imaginations and knowledge. See what the Mineral King Preservation Society designed, a lovely space, 2/3 of which will be used to preserve the history of Mineral King. The Historical Museum will expand to the rest of the space. As you walk toward the new room a skylight above captures your attention. It is modeled after the oldest bridge on the Mineral King road.
Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive.

PICK UP 1st SATURDAY MAPS  The museum is a perfect place to pick up a map and to find gifts that evoke the foothills and the High Sierra. Books for children and adults available. Be sure to check out the gift shop. When you stop at the museum to see the displays, and gift shop, visit the new Mineral King room and do not forget to take a walk on the new Heritage Trail. Ask the Curator to show you where the trail starts and enjoy a beautiful walk in nature. 42268 Sierra Hwy, Three Rivers.

"Stripes" by Lea Maryanow
"Am I a white zebra with black stripes or a black zebra with white stripes?" asks Zebra. Zebra cannot find the answer to this question alone, so it asks eight animals in the African savannah if they know the answer it seeks. Each animal answers with its own, unique personality, yet leaves Zebra with no satisfactory answer. Just when Zebra wants to give up, it remembers what Lion had answered him as he had scared Zebra away because Lion sees meat and isn't concerned with color like Zebra. Because Zebra was afraid of becoming Lion's lunch when it met him, Zebra didn't fully appreciate Lion's answer. Eventually, Lion's words surprise Zebra and the reader with answering Zebra's question-it doesn't matter if Zebra is primarily black OR primarily white. What matters is that it is equally black AND white.
Lea Maryanow is a mother, wife, teacher, and writer. Her debut children's book Stripes was published in January 2023 and hit the Amazon Top Ten in the first couple of weeks. As an author, she has been invited as a guest speaker to several schools as well as to Rachel Siever's popular "Consent to Treat" podcast and MY97.5 promoted her most recent event at the ImagineU Museum in Visalia. With invitations from overseas, she will be introducing Stripes to Europe this summer. Furthermore, Stripes has been featured by several influencers on Instagram. Lea can be found on Facebook and Instagram: @leamaryanow. More information can also be found on her website: www.leamaryanow.com.  Meet Lea at the Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive.
Lea Maryanow will sell her book Stripes and offer a book reading at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. 
1st Saturday Deal: Hardcover + Bookplate: $28
Paperback + Bookplate: $18
Stickers: $2

Cort Gallery

41881 Sierra Dr.

Super Bloom Art Show
May  6 - June 3
CORT Gallery 41881 Sierra Dr. Three Rivers, CA
Open all day 1st Saturday
Art Show and Sale
On 1st Saturday, the Super Bloom exhibit will be open from 10 to 8,
the Artist Reception from 4 to 9,
and the popular local band "Moose Crossing" starts playing at 5.

Royal Gardens Nursery

Royal Gardens Nursery, located right off Sierra Drive behind Kaweah Coffee Roasters, specializes in native plants, succulents, cacti, and seasonal produce. Owned and operated by Kayla Pace and John Lagas, it's a quaint place to find a new addition to your plant family or just visit to enjoy the serene ambience. We are now featuring arts and crafts in the greenhouse area every Saturday from 10am-4pm. Royal Gardens, where we treat you like royalty! 40838 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.

David Ramirez

I started painting around the 70s. Though I stopped for many years, I recently started up again. I really enjoy acrylics, I am experienced in water colors and oils. One day soon I’ll get back to them. I also enjoy working with repurposed wood. I’m making small curiosities, garden art, things like door knockers, small tables and other things. I’m always looking for other forms of art to work with. I’m now semi-retired, so I’m keeping myself busy with all my art.  David will be at Royal Gardens, 40838 Sierra Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - Anne and HJ Brown

River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery
Anne and HJ Brown
The studio overlooks the South Fork of the Kaweah River and is surrounded by nature which is the inspiration for many of the colors and shapes reflected in the pottery. Leaves, flowers, trees, and animals find their way into the wheel thrown shapes made by Anne on the potter’s wheel. H.J.’s creations are hand-built, usually starting as a flat piece of clay from the slab roller. Sometimes their work is collaborative.
The pieces are mostly functional. All are food safe and can be used in oven, microwave, or dishwasher. The glazes are all lead free and non-toxic. Many of the pieces have recipe ideas and/or accessories for use attached. Anne and H.J. are especially pleased when they learn that someone uses their work in their homes as a part of their daily lives. The Browns like to travel the country and visit other potteries and studios for new ideas to try. It’s still great fun to make the traditional and functional shapes, but the quest for new concepts keeps things growing and changing. See the Brown's new gallery to display their very original take on functional pottery at River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery 44305 So. Fork Drive
Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry and macrame items. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. Crochet jewelry, gourds and macrame items.  See Jami at River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery 44305 So. Fork Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - Faery Godmother's Enchanted Cottage

Linda DuMont

All are welcome to visit and experience The Faery Godmother’s Enchanted Cottage and Garden in Three Rivers! So many treasures coming to you from all over the earth! Her specialty, stone sculptures, using Kaweah River stones! Chakra wands! Angels! A myriad of tumbled stones and crystals for you to create your own positive energy bag! Let your imagination flourish and your heart be filled with magic! Blessed be!
You will find her creations at:
The Faery Godmother’s Enchanted Cottage; a whimsical environment and studio she has created for the imagination, pleasure, and marketing of her treasures and wares! Meet  the Faery Godmother herself at 44843 Dinely Drive, Three Rivers, CA.

Kaweah Coffee Roasters

Kaweah Coffee Roasters serves artisan coffee and other delicious beverages. Enjoy a variety of beverages including their specialty Milk & Honey Latte or Cold Brew, all made with their house-roasted coffee beans. Make sure you try their wonderful breakfast and lunch options, too!  40840 Sierra Drive.
Gregory Gray
Gregory Gray is a renowned Three Rivers photographer and media specialist offering services in portrait, real estate, drone, and commercial photography as well as videography. Visit his breath-taking exhibit at Kaweah Coffee Roasters, 40840 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers and visit his website at: www.greggraymedia.com

Kaweah Arts

There's always something new and exciting at Kaweah Arts! 50 local artists share their talents using a wide variety of mediums. New treasures arriving weekly. Great selection for holiday gift giving on any budget! 41841 Sierra Drive, Open Friday through Tuesday, 11 am-5 pm or anytime by appointment.
Bertha Garza
Bertha Garza literally had a dream one night about creating a natural product that would help protect and enhance all types of skin, especially maturing skin.  She created a body lotion that was enriched with the healthiest oils and vitamins, thus creating the name: DAZZLING DREAMS NATURAL PRODUCTS. She has added (liquid and solid) bath soaps made with the finest natural oils. Natural and biodegradable laundry soap, natural dish washing soap, and other products have followed. Now Bertha is including unique and creative rock art in her repertoire. Meet Bertha at Kaweah Arts, 41841 Sierra Drive.

Correy McGlyn
I create personal, on the spot poems using a typewriter. Come chat and I’ll draw on our conversation to write a poem for you or a loved one.  Come meet Correy at Kaweah Arts, 41841 Sierra Drive.

Reimer's Gifts and Candies

Hand crafted Chocolates, Brittles, and Confections Gourmet Ice Cream, Gelato, Sherbets, and Sorbet. 42375 Sierra Dr

Totem Market and Gifts

The Totem Market and Gift store hours are 7am-9pm, serving breakfast all day. Dinner service.  Special Happy Hour 3 - 5. 
 45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463

Living Wall

Come experience the stunning 16' living wall at the Totem. Beautiful plants of many varieties available for purchase.