Tweet-Up at Arts Splash!

Added MON, APR 9TH 2012

Saturday, April 21, 11:30am

Friends & followers of Montalvo: You're invited to a Tweet-Up at our 3rd Annual Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival.

Meet new friends and enjoy this fun festival at one of the Bay Area's most beautiful historic estates! Follow us @montalvoarts and use #ArtsSplash throughout the day!

  • The Tweet-Up begins at 11:30 as we meet in the Oval Garden behind the Villa. (If you can't find the Oval Garden, just ask a helpful volunteer!)
  • Connect with Montalvo's Interactive Media Manager, Nathan Zanon, and your fellow Twitter enthusiasts; exchange Twitter handles and expand your network!
  • Starting at noon, the Tweet-Up group will begin migrating to different locations on the grounds. We'll stop at the bar (of course), purchase lunch from any of our 10 gourmet food trucks (yes, the trucks are on Twitter! See the list below), enjoy a performance in the Garden Theatre, and visit the open studios at the Lucas Artists Residency Program.
  • Check in, take photos & video, and post about the day on any of your favorite social networks. You can even win tickets to upcoming events in our Photo Contest!
  • Note: Parking is free at West Valley College, with free shuttle service to the event. On-site parking is $10.

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More about Arts Splash!

Montalvo throws open its doors far and wide to the entire community for the official Centennial kick-off celebration event! Join us for an afternoon of the arts, including student works and performances, music, arts activities throughout the grounds, open residency studios, plus a gathering of some of the Bay Area's best gourmet food trucks. It's a day you and your family won't want to miss!

View the Schedule of the Day,
list of student performers,
and more here.

More about Montalvo:

Mission: Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use our historic Villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process.

In 2012, the Villa at Montalvo Arts Center turns 100 years old! Built by Senator James D. Phelan, California's first democratically elected Senator, his beloved estate in Saratoga has evolved into one of the Bay Area's leading arts institutions and artist residency programs. It was at Montalvo where Phelan entertained artists, politicians, soldiers, scholars, and cultural figures until his death in 1930, at which time he bequeathed the estate to the state of California with a very specific mandate:

"I would like the property at Saratoga, be maintained as a public park open under reasonable restrictions, the buildings and grounds immediately surrounding the same to be used as far as possible for the development of art, literature, music, and architecture by promising students."

Montalvo has kept Senator Phelan's legacy alive for all these years through the hard work and dedication of countless people who have supported the institution and the artists it serves with their time, creativity, and financial resources, all in recognition of the deep importance of the arts and nature in our everyday lives. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate the history and future of Montalvo!