A Havana-inspired Gala at Montalvo September 7!

Added THU, JUL 24TH 2014

Montalvo will be
transformed September 7


Get ready for a special night on Sunday, September 7, from 4:30-10pm, as the historic Villa is transformed for one night into Club Montalvo—a stylish Cuban nightclub circa 1957!

This one-of-a-kind event is our biennial gala benefiting our many arts and educational programs. The night will feature flamenco dancing, live Cuban music, sumptuous dining, vintage cars, casino tables, and plenty of sultry sizzle.

Come dressed in your best 1950s nightclub attire. The festivities begin with mojitos in the Italianate Garden, followed by an exquisite dinner on the Veranda by Le Papillion, and dancing to the hot Cuban band Los Boleros in the Grand Hall. Discover the cigar bar, try your luck at the blackjack table, raise your paddle at a luxury auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experience packages—all of Montalvo is your tropical playground for the evening!

Tickets to this glamorous gala are $450 per person ($200 of which is tax-deductible). Click below to purchase, call our Membership Concierge Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 for additional info.

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Want to lend your support to this truly memorable party? Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. Download an informational packet in PDF form by clicking here.

July 24, 2014

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

Wishes can come true with your help!


Griffins at Montalvo's Gate. Photo: Yasmin Sarai


We do a lot of things at Montalvo: From hosting concertsarts events, weddings, and camps for kids, to maintaining our gardens and keeping our 100-year-old Villa standing—there's never a dull moment.

All of these activities rely on the support of a dedicated staff, a huge team of amazing volunteers, and the generous gifts of members and donors. But did you know that our donors don't always have to simply write us a check? Other kinds of donated gifts also help: they can be as valuable as cash, and are fully tax-deductible!

Take a look at the Wish List of items we're seeking for our various programs: things as simple as shower curtains and silverware for our Lucas Artists Residency studios; gardening supplies including spades and pruning shears; electronics like iPads, printers, and cameras; machinery such as golf carts and power tools; and other items, large and small.

If you see something that you can help us with, please let us know by contacting our development team at 408-961-5849, and help make our wishes come true!



Final Friday Art Party:
Chris Reed, Tulio Flores,
& the kids


Chris Reed Tulio Flores

Join us this Friday, July 25, at 6pm, as singer-songwriter Chris Reed and contemporary artist Tulio Flores turn our monthly Final Friday Art Party into a celebration of community!

Reed is an inspirational folk artist with big-hearted and delightfully refreshing lyrics. He's also a Montalvo Teaching Artist who has been working with local schools to teach science and math through the platform of music and art. His new music video and single, "We Are One"—a collaboration with hundreds of students across Silicon Valley—will have its premiere at the event.

Joining Reed with a participatory art activity to inspire visitors' creativity will be Tulio Flores. Based in San Jose, Flores creates mixed-media work, often combining paint with recycled found objects.

Bring your friends and family, and enjoy a summer evening with music, art, food, and refreshments. RSVP via Facebook by clicking the link below. We'll see you there!



at a glance:

Thu, July 24, 6pm @YBCA in San Francisco

Come In, We're Open Montalvo @ BAN7 

Fri, July 25, 6pm
Final Friday Art Party: Chris Reed and Tulio Flores 

Fri, July 31, 7:30pm

Taj Mahal Trio and John Hiatt & the Combo 

Wednesdays, July-August

Summer Luncheons

Sunday, September 7, 4:30-10pm 
Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art On the Grounds through October 31
Fun & Games

At YBCA through October 5
Finding Your Center

$25 off any camp w/coupon code: fun

Art is Everywhere: Multi-Sensory Art
Cooking Up Fun
Outside the Lines: Drawing from Fantasy 
Pitch Perfect: Musical Theatre LIMITED SPACE!


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