Save the Date for Arts Splash! April 21 and Food & Wine June 3 - plus more news!

Added THU, MAR 8TH 2012

Student artwork, gourmet food trucks, birthday cake, and more at Arts Splash! April 21


Arts Splash

Circle Saturday, April 21 on your calendar! From 11am-4pm, Montalvo will open its doors to the community for a fun day of art, performances, gourmet food trucks, birthday cake, and more as we celebrate our 3rd annual Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival and kick off our 2012 Centennial celebration.


Featuring performances and works of art by over a dozen student groups, face painting and arts activities for kids, a live DJ, artists-in-residence showcasing their work, a spring plant sale, and Montalvo's beautiful grounds, gardens, and historic Villa open for exploring, this is one event you won't want to miss!

Food truck dining at Little Green Cyclo
Guests gather at Little Green Cyclo's food truck during last year's Arts Splash!

If you enjoy food truck gatherings like Off the Grid and Moveable Feast, you'll be happy to see our great lineup of trucks which will be here throughout the day to serve up lunch, snacks, or dessert:

Be sure to follow @montalvoarts on Twitter and stay involved by using #ArtsSplashTake some photos and submit them during the day to our on-location photo contest (details pending) so that we can see what you're seeing. And don't forget to RSVP to Arts Splash! on our Facebook Event Page and invite your friends to join the fun! 


We look forward to seeing you there!


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Kyle Eastwood performs

Friday, April 6, at 8pm

Kyle Eastwood - Cafe Calypso
Kyle Eastwood - Cafe Calypso


If you're a fan of jazz, you won't want to miss the Kyle Eastwood Band on Friday, April 6, at 8pm, in the intimate Carriage House Theatre.


Eastwood is an accomplished musician and composer and the son of actor Clint Eastwood. He's a master of the bass guitar, and his album Paris Blue topped the European jazz charts. Take a look at the video above, then purchase your tickets today!


For a full list of upcoming concerts at Montalvo, click here. Tickets are always available online through Ticketmaster, or by calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.



Members: Join us for a reception before George Kahumoku, Jr.

this Sunday!

George Kahumoku, Jr.
George Kahumoku, Jr.


The performance this Sunday, March 11, at 7:30pm, by George Kahumoku, Jr. & the Masters of Hawaiian Music is SOLD OUT. If you are a Montalvo Member and you have tickets, you're invited to a special reception before the concert. Join us in the Phelan Library from 6:30-7:30 for wine and cheese and a chance to mingle with your fellow Members!


If you're not a Member, this is one of the many great benefits you can receive by joining! Read more about Montalvo Membership and register online - or contact our Membership Department at 408-961-5849 to join today. 







Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

Camp Registration through UltraCamp



Our annual Food & Wine Classic: The Art of Dining

Sunday, June 3, 5:30pm

Chefs and food at Food & Wine


Save the date for Sunday, June 3, from 5:30-8:30pm, for our 9th annual Food & Wine Classic!


The historic Villa will be transformed into a food and wine lover's paradise as we feature 20 of the best chefs and restaurants in California, along with 22 of the region's finest wineries. Chat with the chefs and winemakers as they prepare and serve their unique creations, and bid on limited edition wines and special travel packages during the live and silent auctions.


Participating restaurants: The Ahwahnee In Yosemite, Arka, Bistro Moulin, Chez TJ, Cin-Cin Restaurant, Dolce Bella Chocolates, Farallon, Flea Street Cafe, Kokkari, Lafitte, Le Papillon, Madera, Manresa, Montalvo Culinary Fellow Niki Ford, Navio, Plumed Horse, Sent Sovi, Taste Catering, Viognier, and Whole Foods Market Los Gatos.


Pouring wineParticipating wineries: Bernardus Winery, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Domain Eden, Faust, Grgich Hills Estate, House Family Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Joyce Vineyards, Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Oakville Ranch, PasoPort Wine Co., Pride Mountain Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards, Sojourn Cellars, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Talbott Vineyards, Testarossa Winery, Thomas Fogerty, Silver Oak, and Twomey Cellars.


Tickets to this delicious evening are $175 ($125 is tax-deductible), or $150 for Members ($100 is tax-deductible). Only 425 tickets will be available, so reserve early! Purchase through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Lead event sponsors: Mark Jon Bluth, Bill Gorman Real Estate, San Jose Business Journal, Asset Management Company, Carol Jeans-Sereno Group, Classic Party Rentals, and Union Bank.

March 30: Final Fridays with Robin Lasser, plus a special dinner & movie event!

Robin Lasser Dress Tent
One of Robin Lasser's Dress Tents


On Friday, March 30, at 6pm, join us in the Lucas Artists Residency Commons for a special Final Fridays with Robin Lasser, followed by dinner and a movie!


Lasser, a multidisciplinary artist and professor at San Jose State University, will be installing one of her amazing Dress Tents on Montalvo's grounds this spring. For Final Fridays, she will discuss her work and the plan for her piece at Montalvo.


After Lasser's presentation, guests are invited to remain in the Commons for a casual dinner and movie! The movie follows a project called Vorratskammer, a 15-month-long endeavor to feed 5,000 people in five days. The project is the work of artists-in-residence Wapke Feenstra and Antje Schiffers


Meanwhile, culinary Fellow Niki Ford will prepare giant Muffuletta-inspired sandwiches, salad, and cookies for a casual meal to enjoy during the screening (dinner is $15). Those who don't want dinner can still relax, watch the film, and enjoy a glass of beer or wine!


This is a FREE event. Cash payment for dinner ($15) will be taken on-site (limited to 30 patrons); RSVPs must be made through Julie Thorne at Please include any dietary restrictions in your email.




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Monthly Calendar



at a glance:


Sat, March 10

7pm: Martini Madness!

8pm: The Second City: LOL (sold out!)


Sun, March 11, 3pm

Trio Voronezh (limited availability!)


Sun March 11, 7:30pm

(Members' reception: 6:30pm)

George Kahumoku, Jr. (sold out!)


Sat, March 17, 11am

Historic Villa Tour


Sun, March 18, 1pm

(Post-Show Members' reception in Solarium)

Cinderella (limited availability!)


Sat, March 26, 8am-4pm

Arts In Your Classroom: Professional Development Conference for Teachers & Teaching Artists


Fri, March 30, 6pm

Final Fridays with Robin Lasser


Wed, April 4, 6:30pm

The Creative Mind: Stephen Shore


Fri, April 6, 8pm

Kyle Eastwood Band


Sat, April 7

6:30pm: Pre-Concert Dinner

8pm: Philip Glass (sold out!)


June - August

Summer Camps - On sale now!




in the Project Space Gallery:

(through May 13)