Are you ready for spring classes and summer concerts?

Added THU, MAR 24TH 2016

Explore your creative side with spring classes

Storytelling Through the Lens

Did you know that Montalvo offers classes and workshops for adults, teens, and families? Take a look at the many fun ways you can tap into your creative spirit in the coming months:

  • Family Tinkering Workshops10am-12pm on Saturday, March 26, and Saturday, April 2. Participants of all ages are invited to explore and create with found and reused materials.
  • Storytelling Through the LensTuesdays from 6-8pm, April 5-26. Learn key components of compelling photos and express your creativity in this weekly class. 
  • Floral Design: Spring Branches & BudsSaturday, April 16, 11:30am-1:30pm. Celebrating the beautiful textures and hues of the season, you'll learn floral arrangement with a focus on styling height and structure.
  • Hand Built CeramicsMondays from 6-8pm, May 2-23. Create both simple and complex ceramic forms while exploring various building, glazing, and surface design techniques.

Bring a group of friends to learn alongside you, or meet new people who share your interests. Either way, these courses are a great opportunity to learn new skills in a gorgeous setting. We hope to see you here!

To purchase tickets, click the button below or call our box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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March 24, 2016

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

Ready for summer?
Concert lineup will be
announced next week!

Summer Concert announcement is coming!

If you've ever been to an evening concert in our outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, you know it's one of the best places in the South Bay to see a show. And if you're not a member of Montalvo, now is the time to become one—because we are getting ready to announce our Summer Concert season for 2016!

Members get presale privileges so they can purchase tickets up to five days before the general public. This year, they'll also get their own concessions bar so they can skip the long lines for beverages and food!

This summer's lineup features world-class musicians we're sure you'll be excited about. Also back will be Dining on the Terrace—our elegant pre-concert dinner option that allows you to have a meal on the beautiful front veranda of our historic Villa as the sun sets over the Great Lawn.

So join us today and be first to get tickets to a show this summer! Just click below or call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849. Not sure about your membership status? Give Chris a call with any questions.

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Particles Man:
James Gouldthorpe's exhibition is a must-see

James Gouldthorpe

The exhibition currently on view in our Project Space Gallery, James Gouldthorpe's Particles: A Painting in Ten Chapters, is receiving plenty of attention. If you haven't yet seen this amazing installation of around 2,000 individual paintings yet, be sure to drop by for a look before the show closes on May 29. The gallery is free and open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Meanwhile, check out this video created by the artist's son, filmmaker Sam Gouldthorpe—it's a moving tribute to both the artist and his work. You can also read an in-depth interview about the show on our blog here, and see a review from SFGate here.

Gouldthorpe will be on hand for two upcoming Open Access events. Come and meet him at Mad Mary's Tavern (tomorrow, March 25, from 6-10pm) or at an Artist Conversation with Gouldthrope & Lynn Freed on Friday, May 27, from 6-9pm.

Open Access is free for members or just $10 for the public. Click below to see the full schedule of these events and to purchase tickets today!


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at a glance:

Fri, March 25, 6pm
Open Access: Mad Mary's Tavern

Sat, March 26, 10am-12pm
Family Tinkering Workshop 

Sat, April 2, 10am-12pm
Family Tinkering Workshop 

Tue, April 2 - Tue, April 26, 6-8pm
Storytelling Through the Lens weekly photography class 

Wed, April 6, 7pm
Glen and Les Charles 

Fri, April 8, 8pm
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers 

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



February 26 - May 29:
James Gouldthorpe's Particles: A Painting in Ten Chapters



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