ArtVentures, Poetic Images, and Holiday Ideas...

Added THU, OCT 13TH 2016

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Yuletide at Montalvo begins November 17
Yuletide at Montalvo

Join us from November 17-20 when the historic Villa will be decked out in holiday splendor for our annual Yuletide events presented by the Montalvo Service Group!

Kick off the festivities with a Yuletide Traditions Tea, where you'll enjoy breakfast or lunch items, pumpkin pastries, and more. Next, the two-day Yuletide Marketplace is your chance to do some early shopping from local vendors selling decorations, crafts, and collectibles. Finally, the Children's Tea and the Champagne Tea are great options for celebrating the season with a festive atmosphere, tasty treats, and a toast of bubbly!

Here's the full list of this year's Yuletide events. Make your tea reservations through the links below or call the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


Choose Your Own ArtVentures
ArtVentures: Art Basel
One of the most exciting benefits of Montalvo membership is that you can receive invitations to our exclusive ArtVentures—trips to local, national, and international art destinations that include behind-the-scenes gallery tours, access to private collections, and the opportunity to meet and mingle with influencers in the art world.

Coming up this fall, we're offering a local ArtVenture to see the Susan & Joel Hyatt Collection as well as a three-day trip to the town of Marfa, Texas, which is home to an amazing arts community. Next year, we'll be heading to the David Ireland House and making an international trek to Art Basel in Switzerland—among other exciting trips!

All of these ArtVentures are offered by invitation only, and the highest level donors get the most exclusive opportunities. Sound intriguing? Give our Development team a call at 408-961-5849 to find out how you can become a member and reserve your spot. 

For a list of all of the donor trips on our calendar, click the button below.

see the full schedule >>

Education Workshop Fuses Visual Art with Poetry
Poetic Images: The Language of Visual Art

Join us this coming Monday, October 17, from 4-6pm for Poetic Images: The Language of Visual Art. You'll learn to activate students’ imaginations by challenging them to unite language and pictures in a unique creative work.

Participants will use iPods with macro lenses to create a series of photos, and then write short poems to accompany the visuals, pairing verse with vision. The finished pieces will demonstrate the challenge and reward of combining visual art and the written word in unusual and poignant ways. The workshop will be led by Erica Goss, former Poet Laureate of Los Gatos.

Lesson plans and other resources will be provided for use in the classroom and elsewhere. Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards connections will be addressed. 

You don't have to be an educator to benefit from this class! No matter your background or field, you'll be sure to enjoy this engaging exercise. Get your tickets by clicking below or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


Plan Your Holiday Party With Us
A holiday party in the Villa

Looking for a fun location for a holiday party? Montalvo is just the place! Whether you’re planning an intimate luncheon or a lively event with dinner, dancing, and games, we can accommodate your party beautifully.

Guests can enjoy the historic Villa, the Spanish Courtyard, and the verandas overlooking the Great Lawn. The Oval Garden and the new Garden Terrace may also be used for larger groups (tenting is available). And our intimate Carriage House Theatre with seating for 300 can also be used for headliner entertainment during your event.

Montalvo is five minutes from Hwy 17 and Hwy 85; 10 minutes from 280; and 20 minutes from downtown San Jose. We have an exemplary list of caterers and preferred vendors and our team will help you with planning and will be on-site the night of the event.

For more information about rentals, please contact us at 408-961-5829 or email


Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Saturday, Oct 15, 3pm: Tour & Tasting with Conrado Cellars 
Tuesday, Oct 18, 9:30 & 11:30am: 
Wednesday, Oct 19, 7:30pm: 
Keiko Matsui SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, Oct 25, 4pm: Artists Connect
Thursday, Oct 27, 7:30pm: 
Acoustic Alchemy SOLD OUT!
By Appointment: 
Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Photo Credits: NZ / Magda Ghali / Seyed Mostafa Zamani / Eye of Passion

15400 Montalvo Road • Saratoga, CA 95070

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