News from Montalvo

Added THU, FEB 9TH 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Summer Camps On Sale to Members
Summer Camps at Montalvo

Exciting news for Montalvo members: the presale for our outstanding 2017 Summer Camps has begun! Members get two weeks of early access to these camps -- not a member yet? Just sign up today and we'll send you the password!

Taught by top arts instructors and professional artists from around the Bay Area, our summer camps give kids a chance to learn new skills, make new friends, and discover their creative talents -- all in the beautiful surroundings of Montalvo's grounds. We've got 26 sessions lined up in subjects like drawing, painting, performing arts, music, engineering, digital media, and more. And this year, we're offering a special week of astronomy-themed camps that culminate in our overnight Starry, Starry Night event on June 22!

Click the button below to see the full camp schedule. If you're a parent, you'll want to register early because camps often sell out! Registration opens to the public on Wednesday, February 22.


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Leave a Lasting Impression
Engrave a brick in the Garden Terrace

What if you could commission a special engraving at Montalvo that would last a lifetime? Would you choose to immortalize a loved one? Preserve your family’s Saratoga lineage? Commemorate your wedding? 

Great news: you can! Create a legacy with your own personalized commemorative brick -- which will be installed in our lovely Charmaine's Garden Terrace! This unique naming opportunity is a great way for you leave a lasting mark on the landscape of our historic property. 

Bricks are $2,000 a piece. To learn more, contact Emma Moon, Director of Development, at or 408-961-5841.


Montalvo Donor Profile: Linda L. Lester
Linda Lee Lester

Here at Montalvo, we are fortunate to have the support of many wonderful donors. Our new donor profile series highlights some of these individuals to give you a sense of who they are and why they give. 

Linda L. Lester was born in San Jose and
is part of a third generation fruit-growing family in Santa Clara Valley. She has many memories of cutting apricots and sorting fruit on conveyer belts in her early teens, and growing up on the ranch with her horse. After many years of fruit production, Linda's family sold their orchards and moved into commercial real estate. Linda eventually followed in their footsteps, forming Lester Investment Properties, which she operates today.

Linda's father was also a philanthropist, so she was taught at a very young age the importance of giving back -- as well as the personal fulfillment it can bring. One of her passions is supporting the arts in the valley, including Montalvo.

"Montalvo Arts Center is a wonderful local venue that provides fabulous entertainment, celebrations, and events," Linda says. "It creates a sense of togetherness in our community. It’s also a place that we can share and enjoy with our families. Introducing arts and entertainment to our youth has benefits that will continue on for generations."

Big thanks to Linda, for her generous support of Montalvo, most recently by sponsoring our upcoming Manhattan Transfer concerts on Sunday, May 7! If you would like to join her in giving back to our community, click the button below or call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 to find out about all of the great benefits of membership.


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Last Chance: Michael Griffiths as "Cole Porter"
Michael Griffiths as Cole

It's your last chance to purchase tickets to experience Michael Griffiths as Cole: An Evening with Cole Porter -- a celebration of the life and work of the legendary composer in our intimate, indoor Carriage House Theatre this Saturday, February 11, at 8pm

A cabaret sensation in his native Australia, Griffiths, who has been called "totally convincing as Cole Porter" by Adelaide Nowhas wowed critics and delighted audiences with this fun and compelling performance/tribute. It's a must-see for any Porter fan!

Read this article about the show in Broadway World, then click below to get your tickets now -- or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.


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Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sat, Feb 11, 8pm: Michael Griffiths as Cole: An Evening with Cole Porter
Sun, Feb 12, 10:30am: 
Contemporary Floral Design: Leaf Manipulation
Mon, Feb 13, 4pm: 
Artists Connect
Fri, Feb 24, 7pm: 
Open Access: Margaret Laurena Kemp
Wed, Mar 1, 7:30pm: 
Second City: We're All In This Room Together SOLD OUT!
Sat, Mar 4, 9am-4pm: Arts In Your Classroom
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30pm: 
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sun, Mar 12, 3pm: The Saint Michael Trio: 250 Years of Trio Music SOLD OUT!
Mon, Mar 13, 6pm: Gelatin Prints: Andy Warhol
Thu, Mar 16, 7:30pm: Spyro Gyra LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
By Appointment:
 Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Photo Credits: NZ / Michele Guieu / Taylor McGregor / Nicholas Purcell Studio / Grant Atwell

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