June started off with a bang!

Added THU, JUN 11TH 2015

What an amazing
Food & Wine!

Food & Wine 2015

We want to send one more big THANK YOU to everyone who attended this past 
Sunday's Food & Wine Classic event
. Between ticket sales, proceeds from our live and silent auctions, sponsorships, and our Make a Difference paddle raise... 

we grossed over $335,000

...in support of our arts and education programs. Handily surpassing our goal for the evening, these funds will allow us to continue our vital work educating children, supporting artists, and inspiring the public. 

It's not too late to raise a paddle
If you missed Sunday, there's still time to join in the festive giving! Even though we surpassed our goal, we still welcome support for our world-class programs. Gifts of any size make a meaningful difference! Click here to donate today.

We are truly grateful to be a part of such a generous and joyous community of supporters. We look forward to seeing you again (or for the first time) at next year's event, which is sure to be even better! Want to be sure you know when tickets are on sale for 2016? Click here to get on the list and you'll be among the first to receive an invitation!

June 11, 2015

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

Volunteer at
L.G. Plein Air

Plein Air Painting

The seventh-annual Los Gatos Plein Air events are coming up on June 19 & 20, with proceeds benefiting five local arts and science education organizations—including Montalvo.

But you don't need to buy art to contribute to the event: organizers are looking for volunteer Artist Hosts during the exhibition on Saturday, June 20. Hosts will work with several artists to make sure they have everything they need, and will man booths should artists have to step away. Artist Host shifts are from 11am-5pm; Sign up by contacting Kate MacAllister by email or by calling 408-656-2817.

Plein Air weekend kicks off on Friday, June 19, from 7-10pm with the VIP Artists Choice Reception & Silent Auction, an exclusive chance to meet the artists, enjoy fine wine and appetizers, and bid on paintings. Tickets are $125. If you're not volunteering, the free Fine Art Exhibit & Sale is June 20 from 11am-5pm at the Los Gatos Town Plaza.



Ben Folds will rock the suburbs June 28
Ben Folds

Our awesome outdoor Summer Concert Series continues on Sunday, June 28, at 7pm with the legendary pop piano singer/songwriter Ben Folds.

Folds catapulted to fame in 1997 with his band Ben Folds Five and their hit single "Brick." Since going solo, he has released six albums (including Rockin' the Suburbs in 2001), composing catchy tunes that are both clever and edgy. 

He has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Boston Pops Orchestra, and has collaborated with artists as diverse as Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic. This is a show you won't want to miss!

When you purchase your tickets, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace, our elegant pre-concert dinner experience on the front veranda of the historic Villa. 


Click here for the full lineup for the summer—and watch your inbox tomorrow for an exciting announcement!


at a glance:

Fri, June 12, 7:30pm
Los Lobos & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

June 19-20, downtown Los Gatos
Los Gatos Plein Air

Fri, June 26, 6pm
Open Access

Sun, June 28, 7pm
Ben Folds

Wed, July 8, 7pm
Indigo Girls

Thu, July 9, 7pm
Indigo Girls

Wednesdays in July & August

Summer Luncheons

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours





Art on the Grounds: Metaphoric States: Five Bronze Works by Stephen De Staebler


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