July 22 is our annual outdoor art festival...

Added THU, JUN 16TH 2016

Pop-up festival July 22 redefines "Sculpture"

5 Hour Sculpture: A Pop-Up Arts Festival

On Friday, July 22, from 5-10pm, you're invited to engage with 35 international artists as they push the limits of public practice and visual art at our spectacular 5 Hour Sculpture: A Pop-Up Arts Festival.

Featuring 11 different temporary installations, participatory happenings, engaging performances, and spectacular intrusions, this festival will also offer hands-on art-making activities, dancing, live music, dining at gourmet food trucks, and more!
Highlights will include:

  • A field of poppy pinwheels by Karrie Hovey
  • Raising a 30-foot pop-up sculpture designed and built by festival-goers with Jason Lazarus
  • Sharing stories, ideas, and tall tales around a virtual campfire with Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari
  • A dance enactment of the Fibonacci sequence with Natasha Carlitz
  • A large-scale labyrinth created by Paz de la Calzada
  • Margaret Kemp in a performance work exploring politics, place, identity, and African American myths
  • Sound installations with opera singer Zoltan DiBartolo and singer-songwriter Terese Taylor
  • Making art in nature with the Art Escapists
  • A barn-raising-like activity with Matthias Neumann
  • An animal-led political parade by Sasha Petrenko
  • A participatory rock sculpture based on the French lawn game of pétanque with Mary Ijichi
  • A ceremonial act of imagination envisioning a communion between humankind and nature with Maximo Gonzalez

Fun for all ages, 5 Hour Sculpture is free, with free parking and shuttle service available from West Valley College. Limited on-site parking is $10.

Click below to RSVP on Facebook, and be sure to invite your friends by selecting "Invite" on the upper-right side of the event page. Nobody is going to want to miss this unforgettable evening!

June 16, 2016

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

Marfa, Texas

One of the awesome benefits of Montalvo membership is that you receive invites 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.

One ArtVenture coming up this November is a 3-day trip to the small town of Marfa, Texas.
Marfa’s internationally renowned artworks are inextricably linked with the breathtaking local landscape. Read more about this unexpected destination and its amazing arts community in InStyle Magazine

Other upcoming trips include private, in-home tours of the Deedee & Burt McMurtry collection and the Susan & Joel Hyatt collection. 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 a spot on this and other future ArtVentures.

For a list of all of the donor trips on our calendar, click here


Summer Camps
are underway!

Summer Camps


It's summertime and that means our grounds are overflowing with creative energy—because Summer Camps are in full swing! The great news is that if you haven't registered your child for camp yet, there's still time to sign up for sessions throughout the summer.

With camps in a diverse array of subjects, from painting and drawing to performance, music, and more, every child is sure to find something that interests them on our schedule. And our professional teaching artists will make sure each student has an enriching experience. 

Click here for a photo album of our camps and you'll see the amazing, creative work that kids have come up with so far! 
Not sure which of our amazing camps to choose from? Here are some recommendations:

see the full schedule >>


at a glance:

June 17-18
Los Gatos Plein Air  

Wed, June 15, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Leafy Summer Prints—Gelatin Printing SOLD OUT!

Fri, June 24, 7pm
Open Access: Border Disorder—Artist Films and Interventions 

Wed, June 29, 6pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Painterly Prints—Monotype Printmaking

Wed, July 6, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm
Summer Luncheon

Tue, July 12, 7pm
Rick Springfield with The Romantics 

Wed, July 13, 12pm, 12:30pm, or 1pm
Summer Luncheon

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


Drawing 101: Dimensional Drawing
• Maker Space: Installation Art
• Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master SOLD OUT!


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Photo credits: 5 Hour Sculpture, designed by Colleen Corcoran and Tiffanie Tran, 2016 / Donald Judd, 15 Untitled Works in Concrete, photo courtesy dornob.com / Stefanie Sylvester