Kick off Art on the Grounds at this week's Final Friday!

Added THU, MAY 30TH 2013

Join us Friday as we kick off
our 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition in style!

Looking for something fun to do on Friday? Look no further than Final Fridays, our FREE monthly celebration of the artists in our Lucas Artists Residency Program and the inspired work they are creating. 

This Friday, May 31, at 6pm, we kick off our 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition, COME HEALING, with the opening of a new work, a food truck, music, and more! It's an evening not to be missed.

Dwellings: Project Another Country (Saratoga Hills), 2013, Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan
Dwellings: Project Another Country (Saratoga Hills), 2013, by Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

Andrea Clearfield

Here's the schedule:

6 - 7pm: Join us on the West Lawn (next to the Villa) to view Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan's Dwellings: Project Another Country (Saratoga Hills). Participants in the project will be given gifts as a thank you for their work, and guests will have a chance to add to the evolving sculpture.

The Link Squad food truck will be on hand selling gourmet sausages and hot dogs, and beer & wine will be available for purchase. So come hungry, and bring a blanket to sit on for a picnic on the lawn!  

7:15 - 8:15pm: Proceed to the Carriage House Theatre, where composer Andrea Clearfield will discuss her recent work documenting indigenous melodies in the remote Himalayan region of Lo Monthang, Nepal, which is one of the last remaining enclaves of traditional Tibetan culture. Andrea will also play some compositions inspired by her fascinating field work.

8:15 - 9pm: The evening will culminate with a final viewing of the Happiness is… exhibition in the Project Space Gallery. Join artist Susan O’Malley as she leads visitors on a nighttime walk around the property.

Don't miss this fun-filled gathering of community, art, food, and inspiration: the perfect way to spend a Friday evening!

May 30, 2013



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

Richard Thompson will
join our Carriage House concert lineup

Richard ThompsonExciting news! Legendary guitarist and longtime Montalvo favorite Richard Thompson has just been confirmed for three all-request concerts in our Carriage House Theatre in January 2014.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale starting next Wednesday to Members ONLY, so if you want to be ensured great seats, join today. For the first time, we will be offering a very limited number of special VIP tickets which include a meet-and-greet and signed print!

The public will have to wait until next Friday to purchase, and we expect all three shows to sell out. 
For questions about membership, call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 or email


Mapping Biointimacy:
Workshops seek to connect with the natural world

How does the health of our environment influence our personal wellbeing? How can we reconnect with the natural world upon which we depend?

With their new exploratory work Mapping Biointimacy, artist duo Owen Driggs explore these subjects as they invite visitors to learn about the historical, medicinal, culinary, and cultural significance of Montalvo's native flora and fauna.

Join the artists in four Saturday workshops in June, each from 10am-12pm, and be a part of this new piece:

The project will also include a mobile phone app and guided walk which will premiere on Friday, August 30. Be sure to keep checking and our Facebook page for updates on this fascinating, evolving work.


at a glance:

Fri, May 31, 6pm
Final Fridays: Aquilizans, Andrea Clearfield, & food trucks! 

Sun, June 2, 5:30pm
(VIP reception at 4:30pm)

Food & Wine Classic X 


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 

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art on the Grounds, opening May 31

Come Healing

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