Carriage House Concerts announced! Plus more news...

Added THU, MAY 17TH 2018

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
2018-2019 Carriage House Lineup Revealed
Carriage House Concerts
On Wednesday night, we revealed our new season of 2018-2019 Carriage House Concerts -- a fantastic lineup that includes jazz, folk, rock, Hawaiian, world music, comedy, and even magic! 

Tickets go on sale to the public starting next Wednesday, May 23 at 10am -- but Montalvo donors have presale privileges starting right now for the highest level contributors. 

If you're not a donor and want the best seats to these shows, you'll want to join ASAP by calling 408-961-5849 during business hours, or by clicking here. The presale is tiered, so the higher the donor level you choose, the quicker you'll be able to purchase. 
Many of our concerts sell out, so get your tickets early before they're gone!

In addition to our Carriage House shows, we've got four new Saint Michael Trio performances on the calendar, taking place in our beautiful historic Villa:

Questions? Call our Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. We look forward to seeing you in the coming year!

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Free Open Studios This Saturday
Open Studios at the Lucas Artists Program


Have you ever wondered what actually takes place at an artists residency? Join us this Saturday, May 19 from 12-4pm to have all your questions answered when we host Open Studios at the Lucas Artists ProgramA group of distinguished artists will be receiving visitors in their architecturally stunning studios, sharing their current work and creative process. 
at 3pm we will remember beloved Bay Area artist Susan O’Malley as Motoko Honda performs a new composition inspired by her life and work. This performance will be followed by a community walk through Montalvo’s forest trails as we celebrate Susan’s A Healing Walk.
The Open Studios are completely free to attend--simply RSVP through the button below. There will be a no-host bar plus delicious Mexican fare from Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile. Limited free parking is available on site, but carpooling is strongly encouraged.

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Montalvo Donors Get the VIP Treatment
The Very Best of Dave Mason

Did you know that throughout the course of the year, Montalvo donors are invited to special receptions prior to our Carriage House artists? It’s true!

In fact, the next one will take place next Thursday, May 24 prior to the concert by rock legend Dave Mason. Guests will mingle in the historic Villa over hors d’oeuvres and wine, then make their way to the theatre to watch the performance. If you’re a donor attending the show that night and you’d like to join this event, please RSVP to Donor Operations Manager Taylor Welty at or 408-961-5809.

If you’re attending the concert but you’re not yet a donor, there’s still time to join the party! Visit to sign up today. 
Meanwhile, a very limited number of tickets are available to both of the upcoming Dave Mason performances (on May 24 and May 25). If you want to see the show, grab your seat now!


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A Fascinating Look at Pithoro Wall Paintings
Pithoro Wall Paintings of the Rathwa Tribe

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 6pm for an engaging lecture: Pithoro Wall Paintings of the Rathwa Tribe, the first in our 2018 Montalvo Summer Nights series.

Over 9% of Indian citizens belong to tribal communities, among them the Rathwa tribe, who live in the forests of the Vadodara region within the state of Gujarat. Pithoro wall paintings are vast works covering the main wall of their homes.

Though often dismissed as undeveloped, the Rathwa have complex visual and performing arts traditions that are passionately practiced in accordance with their faith, a deep belief in their god Pithoro Baba. The purpose of the wall paintings is not to be decorative; they are part of an elaborate ritual and reflect a deep cultural knowledge, techniques of drawing and materials, as well as the tradition of passing from generation to generation

Guest Curator Sandhya Gajjar’s presentation covers the reasons why these paintings are made, the artists who make them, and the interesting contemporary feel they express.


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For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office:
408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sat, May 19, 12-4pm: Open Studios at the Lucas Artists Program
Tue, May 22, 7:30pm: 
Threadgill - Iyer - Prieto Trio
Wed, May 23 & Thu, May 24, 7:30pm: 
The Very Best of Dave Mason
Wed, May 30, 7:30pm: 
Voices of Hawai'i
Sat, June 16, 5:30pm: 
Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Now on sale: Summer Camps

Image Credits: NZ / Lori Stroll / Adrien Le Biavant / Chris Jensen

15400 Montalvo Road • Saratoga, CA 95070

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