Art in Los Gatos, Luncheons at the Villa, and more!

Added THU, JUN 13TH 2013

Los Gatos Plein Air:
Beautiful paintings of
beautiful places

Painting by Anton Pavlenko, artist's choice from Plein Air 2012

Painting by Anton Pavlenko, artist's choice from Plein Air 2012

Mark your calendars for June 21 & 22 for the annual Los Gatos Plein Air reception and art exhibition in downtown Los Gatos!

This wonderful community event benefits Montalvo and other local nonprofit arts organizations by giving artists the chance to create a painting and then showcase and sell it at a silent auction.  Select artists will spend the week painting en plein air (outdoors) at various locations in the region.

Members of the public are invited to view all of these works and more on Saturday, June 22, from 11am-5pm in the Los Gatos Town Plaza, and place bids on their favorites! Watch artists paint while you enjoy wine and live music. The exhibit is juried and an awards presentation will take place at the end of the day. Admission is FREE!

In addition, on Friday, June 21, from 7-10pm, you can be a part of a special VIP Artists Reception & Silent AuctionThis ticketed event ($100) includes a sneak preview of each artist's favorite painting. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists while enjoying fine wine, gourmet appetizers, and live acoustic music by Dolce Musica.

Los Gatos Plein AirThis event is a great way to support arts and artists in your community, as well as meet new friends and enjoy a beautiful summer day outside! Proceeds go to Montalvo, Los Gatos Music and Arts, the Los Gatos Museum Association, Art Docents of Los Gatos, Lighting for Literacy, and the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Foundation.

Click here for to visit the Los Gatos Plein Air website and learn more.

June 13, 2013



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

Take a tour of
Art on the Grounds!


Our 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition, COME HEALING, features brand new installations throughout Montalvo's property. To ensure that you don't miss any of the oustanding pieces on view, join us beginning this month for FREE docent-led tours of the art!

Tours take place on Thursdays at 11:30am and Saturdays at 1pm; the first four are June 20, 22, 27, and 29 (more may continue to be added in July and August).

You will gain a deeper understanding of new works for 2013, including Rashomon, Dwellings: Project Another Country (Saratoga Hills), and The Bells of Mindfulness (installation currently in progress); as well as 2005-2012 pieces, including Control Tower, Broken Wing, Edible Dress Tent, and more.

Space is limited. To RSVP, please call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


What's for luncheon?
Enjoy a meal on the Veranda
throughout July & August

Summer Luncheons

Have you ever wanted to experience Montalvo like the honored guests of Senator Phelan did a century ago? If so, you're in luck! On Wednesdays in July and August, our fabulous Montalvo Service Group hosts a series of delightful Summer Luncheons on the Veranda of the historic Villa, a yearly tradition that harkens back to the days of Montalvo's founder.

These charming afternoons allow you to relax on a beautiful summer day while you experience a delicious gourmet lunch provided by our Service Group members. Hobnob with friends and fellow Montalvo supporters, take a gander at the mini fashion show presented by a local boutique clothing store, and enjoy the view of the lush new Great Lawn. There's a different menu each week - a great reason to come back throughout the summer!

Three seating times are available: 12pm, 12:30pm, and 1pm. Vegetarian options are offered, and must be specified in advance. Click here to make your reservations online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Two of the luncheon dates have SOLD OUT, so reserve today!

Bon appétit!


at a glance:

June 15, 22, 29, 10am

Mapping Biointimacy workshops


June 20, 22, 27, 29

Docent Tours of Art on the Grounds

Fri, June 28, 7:30pm
Marianne Faithfull 

Fri, June 28, 6pm
Final Fridays: Owen Driggs, "Can Artists Heal Nature?"

Wednesdays, July-August
Summer Luncheons

Ongoing through August 16

Summer Arts Camps

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art on the Grounds

Come Healing