Food & Wine a huge success! Plus the latest news

Added THU, JUN 6TH 2013

Thank you for making
Food & Wine a huge success!
Nearly $300,000 raised

Angela McConnell poses with Food & Wine X chefs

Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell with chefs
from Sunday's Food & Wine Classic
Raising a paddle for auction. Photo: Rhee Bevere
Guests enthusiastically raised their paddles to bid at the live auction.
Food & Wine chef
Chefs prepared incredible gourmet plates.

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended our 10th annual Food & Wine Classic this past Sunday!

The event, which garnered more than 400 attendees, is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it was a record-breaking success! Through our live and silent auctions, donations, and "Make A Difference" campaigns, we were able to raise almost $300,000 for our arts & education programs.

This money will help fund our arts education programming for students, our expanding Teaching Artist program in local schools, our fantastic Lucas Artists Residency, and will help keep Montalvo's beautiful grounds and trails open to the public for FREE throughout the year.

"Far and away, Food & Wine X exceeded our wildest expectations. This was the best year we've ever had," said Angela McConnell, Montalvo's Executive Director. "Thanks to the sponsors, donors, restaurants, wineries, and of course all of our incredibly generous guests."

For those who were there, we hope you had as wonderful a time as we did. If you couldn't make it, you can still raise a (virtual) paddle to help support Montalvo's mission. Click here to make a contribution! 

Meanwhile, mark your calendars for next year's Food & Wine: Sunday, June 8, 2014. It's an evening you won't want to miss.

Click here to visit our photo album from the event on Facebook. If you see yourself, tag yourself! More photos will be added soon.

June 6, 2013



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

Richard Thompson
tickets on sale tomorrow!

Richard Thompson

Three all-request concerts by the legendary Richard Thompson will go on sale to the general public starting tomorrow morning at 10am. These performances will take place on January 10, 11, and 12, 2014

If you haven't seen Richard Thompson at Montalvo, you have been missing one of the greatest guitarists of all time performing in one of the most intimate venues around: Montalvo's cozy Carriage House Theatre! Thompson's regular appearances at Montalvo are a fan favorite, so tickets are expected to sell quickly.

For the true fanatics, we will be offering a very limited number of special VIP tickets which include a meet-and-greet and signed print!

Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Going to these concerts? RSVP on Facebook (1/10, 1/11, 1/12) and invite your friends!


Summer Camps for kids
ages 6-15 start next week!

Summer Camps rock!

Parents: Summer break is here! It sure sneaks up on you, doesn't it? If you haven't figured out what to do with the kids during their time off, you're in luck: We still have spaces open in many of our fantastic Summer Arts Camps!

Led by professional artists and educators, these camps provide a wealth of opportunities for kids to get creative, explore new ways to express themselves, meet new friends or stay connected with their old ones, and have fun on Montalvo's beautiful grounds. 

Arts taught include drawing and painting, music and dance, creative writing, circus arts, Photoshop, theatre, and more. Click here for the full list. Camps begin next week (June 10) so register today!

Most of our camps are Monday-Friday, and sessions are staggered so that kids can attend two different camps during the day. Extended aftercare is available for students who stay through the afternoon for an additional $10/day. Awesome camp t-shirts are also available!

Camp resigstration is provided online through Ultracamp. Click here to go directly to our Ultracamp page for quick sign-up. We hope to see your kids here this summer!


at a glance:

June 8, 15, 22, 29, 10am

Mapping Biointimacy workshops

Beginning June 10

Summer Camps


June 20, 22, 27, 29

Docent Tours of Art on the Grounds

Fri, June 28, 7:30pm
Marianne Faithfull 

Wednesdays, July-August
Summer Luncheons

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art on the Grounds

Come Healing