Are you ready? ArtSplash is next weekend!

Added THU, APR 10TH 2014


BalloonsSpend the day with us on Saturday, April 19, from 11am-4pm as we host ArtSplash: our spectacular Community Celebration & Student Arts Festival!

Don't miss this jubilee of fun, food, friends, and art for all ages—including live music and performances, visual arts all over the grounds, art workshops, ranger-led nature walks, a film festival, a spring plant sale, and tours of the historic Villa.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in open studios at our Lucas Artists Residency Program, and have the chance to talk with artists and experience their work firsthand.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy creative activities throughout the property, including face painting, beadwork, African drumming, weaving, and even hands-on science experiments! Experience art installations, guided tours, and student performances on stage in our beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.

Find your way around with our fun scavenger hunt and you can earn prizes or even win tickets to a Summer Concert! Share your experiences all day long on Twitter and Instagram using #ArtSplash. Visitors will also receive a special code giving them 20% off all Summer Camp registrations for the day!

A fleet of gourmet food trucks organized by Moveable Feast will be on hand to serve delicious food and dessert: lunch can be anything from seafood to sandwiches to Middle Eastern fare; top it off with a scoop of ice cream at Treatbot!

The Project Space Gallery will be open all day, showcasing the exhibition L O V E: Creativity, Connection, Community. Stop in at the Carriage House Theatre for a film festival featuring movies created by and featuring artists who have spent time in our Residency. 
Sound like fun? You bet it does! So bring your walking shoes and plan to spend the day. Don't forget to join our Facebook Event Page and invite your friends to come along!


On-site parking: $10; free shuttle service is available from West Valley College, Lot 5.

April 10, 2014

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Summer Camp Spotlight:
The Fun of Flight

Take Off! The Fun of Flight

Take off to great heights in a new camp for kids aged 9 & up from June 9-13: The Fun of Flight!

In this class, students will learn about aerodynamics, look at the history and mechanics of flying machines, and create several of their own—including rubber band airplanes, helicopters, and rockets!

This camp runs from 1-4pm and pairs great with morning (9am-12pm) camps like Explore, Expand, Experiment or Art Trek: Discover your Creative Nature

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All of our Summer Camps are taught by professional artists and educators, and each is designed to give your child an opportunity to create and explore in the beautiful park-like setting of Montalvo's grounds.

Check out our complete schedule of our Summer Camps here!



The Odyssey arrives Sunday

The Odyssey

“Wild, experimental, thrilling, and effective physical theater...inventive” —The Independent

Introduce your kids to one of the most enduring stories of all time: The Odyssey, a unique family-friendly production by the BOXTALES Theatre Company on Sunday, April 13, at 11am and 1pm!

This production follows Odysseus, the great warrior king, as he and his heroic crew make their way home after the Trojan War. The classic tale is brought to life with acrobatics, exhilarating live music, beautiful set design, inventive lighting, and stunning costumes. 

Tickets are just $20 for adults; $10 for children ($16/$8 for Montalvo members). Bring the family and save with the coupon code below!


Get 2 tickets for the price of 1 for The Odyssey with coupon code CYCLOPS

Buy online or call the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


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at a glance:

Sun, April 13, 11am & 1pm
The Odyssey 

Thu, April 17, 7:30pm

Women Fully Clothed SOLD OUT! 

Sat, April 19, 11am-4pm
ArtSplash Community Celebration & Student Arts Festival

Fri, April 25, 6pm
Final Friday Art Party: Connecting in the 21st Century

Sat, May 3, 8pm
Johnny Clegg Band SOLD OUT! 

Sun, May 4, 11am & 1pm
Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




On view through June 8
L O V E: Creativity, Connection, Community


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June 8: Food & Wine Classic
Sept 7:
Club Montalvo: A Night in Havana