Blow-out sale for "Historical Fabrications," plus Carriage House tickets now on sale!

Added THU, JUL 19TH 2012

Montalvo Historical Fabrications & Souvenirs
blow-out sale is tomorrow!
Stephanie Syjuco of The Marianas in Montalvo Historical Fabrications
Stephanie Syjuco invites you to Montalvo Historical
Fabrications & Souvenirs (A Pop-Up Shop)

Be sure to visit the Project Space Gallery tomorrow for the blow-out sale at Montalvo Historical Fabrications & Souvenirs (A Pop-Up Shop), the quirky exhibition/store created by The Marianas* featuring handmade and repurposed gifts that take a lighthearted look at Montalvo's history. The sale begins at 7pm (6pm for Members) to coincide with our spectacular Rock the Garden: Sculpture on the Grounds Opening Celebration. Meet the artists and take home a (fabricated) Montalvo souvenir!

Asalto Montalvo
Visitors will be greenscreened and layered to appear to crawl all over the Villa and each other in Daniel Canogar's Asalto Montalvo.


Rock the Garden will also feature a spectacular interactive video work by Daniel Canogar entitled Asalto Montalvo, the 15-foot Edible Dress Tent by Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, a new interactive sound piece by Kianga Ford and Mamoru Okuno entitled you are here... man. mountain. valley. sky, our new Creekside Studio, and other stunning works on the grounds.


In addition, Tin Hat will perform live music on the Great Lawn, where you can dine at five gourmet food & dessert trucks, plus beer & wine. The food trucks are: Whisk on Wheels (sandwiches), Say Cheez (grilled cheese), MoGo BBQ (Korean taco fusion), Scoops SJ (ice cream), and Little Bee Pops (organic popsicles).


Other surprises await, so don't miss this exciting evening of art, music, food, and more! RSVP on our Facebook page, check in, share photos, and enjoy Montalvo's newest sculptural works!

Summer Camp Profile:

The World of Art & Literature 


Are you looking for a fun, creative, and educational experience to give your child this summer? With more than 10 Summer Arts Camps still remaining at Montalvo, we're sure to be offering something he or she will love. 


Exploring the World through Art
A painting by camper
Jordan Gersch

In the morning from August 6-10, your child (ages 6-10) can Explore the World through Art! Enjoy this journey circling the globe in just one week with an art project for each continent including Asian brush paintings, totem poles, African masks, South American rain sticks, and paintings like the Aborigines of Australia.


In the afternoons during that same week, check out Visual Art & Children's Literature, in which students will create works of art based on children's books! The Hungry Caterpillar, The Runaway Bunny, and others will be featured, and campers will create collages, watercolor illustrations, papier mache, and more.

Kathy Martinelli
Kathy Martinelli


Both of these camps will be taught by Kathy Martinelli, a highly-experienced arts educator at the Community School of Music and ArtsThese and many other camps still have limited space available, so register today! Click here for a full list of our camps.




at a glance:


Fri, July 20

6pm: Members' Reception

7pm: Rock the Garden: Sculpture on the Grounds Party


Fri, July 27, 6pm

Final Fridays with Stephanie Young


Sun, July 29, 2pm

Circus Bella


Fri, August 10, 7pm

Starry, Starry Night Art & Astronomy Slumber Party


Thu, August 23, 7:30pm

An Evening with Chris Botti


Sat, August 25, 7:30pm

Dave Koz and BeBe Winans


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


Wednesdays through August

Centennial Summer Luncheons 




In the Project Space Gallery:


Opening Sunday, July 29

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy


Carriage House Theatre

tickets now on sale

Two shows already sold out!

Delfeayo Marsalis
The Delfeayo Marsalis Octet performs the music of Duke Ellington October 13


Tickets are now on sale for our fall, winter, and spring concerts in the Carriage House Theatre, including our popular Piano Masters Series, and for our Villa Chamber Music Series.


We are just four days into our public ticket sales for these concerts, and our first show, Jake Shimabukuro, is already SOLD OUT, as is the Saturday, December 8 performance by Richard Thompson (tickets are still available for his show on Friday, December 7, so don't delay!).


There are more than 30 additional concerts on the calendar, including Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, Doc Severinsen & the San Miguel 5, Nellie McKayMasters of MotownWillie K, The English Beat, Spyro Gyra, and Alfredo Rodriguez. Click here to see the full concert schedule.


Martini Madness In addition, you can join us before select concerts for Martini Madness! or our new Hawaiian-themed Ka 'Aha Mai Tai. These pre-show cocktail hours will get your night rolling in style with drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the beautiful Villa for only $30 per person!    Ka 'aha Mai Tai


Many of our concerts sell out quickly, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Montalvo Members get discounted tickets and other great benefits! Join online today or call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849.

Kayhan Kalhour
Grammy nominee Kayhan Kalhour performs in "A Night of Rumi & Classical Persian Music," October 24


Circus Bella coming July 29!
Circus Bella

On Sunday, July 29, at 2pm, don't miss a fabulous circus performance on Montalvo's Great Lawn as Circus Bella takes the stage! This troupe is made up of incredibly talented circus artists, whose acrobatics, juggling, and high-flying routines will delight and amaze!


Don't forget to arrive early for the midway from 12-2pm (free with admission)! A variety of games, performers, food, and prizes will be available for you and your family to enjoy a fun summer afternoon on our beautiful grounds.


Just confirmed! These food trucks will be on hand for the afternoon: Bill's Hot Dogs (@billsdogs1), Speedy Panini (@speedypanini), Twisted Chill (@chilltruck), and Sugar Tree Sweets & Treats (@SugarTreeMobile). 

Sugar Tree
Click to see inside the "Mobile Sweet Shoppe"
of Sugar Tree Sweets & Treats

Tickets to Circus Bella are just $20 for adults and $10 for children (Members: $16/adult, $8/child). To purchase, you must call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Senator Phelan

profiled in exhibit

at Saratoga History Museum


Senator James D Phelan
Senator Phelan

Visit the Saratoga History Museum to enjoy an informative exhibition featuring Montalvo's founder, Senator James D. Phelan, and the history of Montalvo.


The exhibition, which includes many photographs of Sen. Phelan and Montalvo on loan from our archives, tells Phelan's story as he became first a 3-time mayor of San Francisco, then the first popularly-elected Senator from California. Read an article about the exhibition in the San Jose Mercury News here.


The Saratoga History Museum, located at 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd, is open Fri-Sun, 1-4pm.






Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

Camp Registration through UltraCamp


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