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Added THU, JUN 12TH 2014

Summer Camps
are in full swing!

Kids descended on Montalvo's grounds this week as our fun, creative, and educational Summer Camps got underway with great success—and in some cases, an even greater mess! Pictured here is Explore, Expand, Experimentone of our awesome new science camps, in which students learned a little bit about the explosive reaction caused by the interaction between Mentos and Diet Coke (among other fascinating things).

The good news is that there are still a few spaces in many of our remaining camps—including Engineered Art, in which students will build a kinetic sculpture, and The Big Picture, in which kids will work together to create a large mural—final projects for both of these camps will be placed on Montalvo's grounds for the public to view! Click here for the full schedule of camps; there are lots more to choose from!


If your child likes music, sign up for You Can Ukulele next week. Students will learn to strum some tunes and will even get to keep their instrument when camp is over. Use promotional code "Ukulele" and receive $10 off your registration!


June 12, 2014

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

Food & Wine Classic
grossed over $280k

Food & Wine Classic
Photos: Rhee Bevere / Bahara Emami

We want to give one more huge thank you to all who attended Sunday's Food & Wine Classic event: all of our guests, our featured restaurants and wineries, and our generous sponsors came together to make a truly memorable evening.

In case you haven't heard, between ticket sales, proceeds from our live and silent auctions, and our Make a Difference paddle raise, we grossed over $282,500 in support of Montalvo and its arts and education programs! 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 weren't in attendance on Sunday or if you left before our auction, there's still time to join in the festive giving. A gift of any amount can help make a meaningful difference! 

click to make a contribution



Los Gatos Plein Air
Art exhibit & sale June 20-21
benefits Montalvo & others

Donald Neff, "Almaden"

Donald Neff, Almaden

Celebrate the beauty and wonder of landscape paintings next week at Los Gatos Plein Air, a fine art exhibition and sale benefiting Montalvo and other local arts organizations.

From June 17-20, nationally recognized artists are invited to Los Gatos to paint "en plein air," the 19th century style of painting on location in the outdoors. At the end of the week—on Friday, June 20, from 7-10pm—their works will be sold at a special VIP reception at the California Cafe & Old Town Los Gatos Center. On Saturday, June 21, from 11am-5pm, drop by the Los Gatos Town Plaza for a free art exhibit and sale.

Proceeds from Los Gatos Plein Air 2014 benefit Montalvo, as well as Los Gatos Music and Arts, Museums of Los Gatos, Art Docents of Los Gatos, Lighting for Literacy, and the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Foundation. Tickets to the VIP reception ($125) can be purchased online by clicking here.

Visit for more information about the event. We hope to see you there! 


at a glance:

Tue, June 17, 7pm
Starting Up Silicon Valley: A literary event with author Katherine Maxfield 

Fri, June 27, 6pm
Rock the Garden: Art on the Grounds Opening & Final Friday Art Party

June 28 - July 3, various times
Danzon Open Dance Workshops

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Wednesdays, July-August

Summer Luncheons




June 27 - October 31
Fun & Games


Dreamscapes: The Art of Surrealism

You Can Ukulele
Out on a Limb: Become a Treehouse Master!
Amazine: The Art of Comics


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