Ways to Spend the Holidays With Us

Added THU, NOV 16TH 2017

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Plan Your Holiday Party Here!
Party Time at Montalvo!


Are you looking to impress your colleagues or partners with a holiday event at a truly memorable Bay Area landmark? Or maybe you're hoping to throw a family celebration in a gorgeous location. Whether you’re hosting a simple luncheon, an intimate corporate dinner, or planning a lively extravaganza, Montalvo has the right space for you.

We can host small gatherings for 20 inside the Villa or large events for up to 200 people. Add tenting over the front veranda or the Spanish Courtyard and enjoy the beauty of Montalvo's gardens and grounds in any weather. Our Carriage House Theatre can also be used for headliner entertainment before or after your reception. The possibilities are endless! 

Montalvo is located only five minutes from major highways and 20 minutes from downtown San Jose, an event in our historic Villa feels like an exclusive getaway. We have an exemplary list of caterers for you to choose from, and our professional event team will assist you before and during your event. 

For more information, download our rentals packet and fill out our online inquiry form. You can also call us at 408-961-5829, or email kgreene@montalvoarts.org.


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Go Into the Woods With Us Tomorrow...
Images from the proposed work, "The Collector" by Maximo Gonzalez

Join us tomorrow -- Friday, November 17 at 7pm -- for Into the Woods -- Commissioning Artists in a Forest: artists Máximo González and Howard Hersh will discuss works they are developing for Montalvo’s surrounding forest. These projects, which are in different stages of development, reflect on the psychological and environmental significance of our woodlands.

González’s work-in-process The Collector is an ambitious large-scale sculptural installation combining paintings, video work, and storytelling in an examination of our fraught relationship with our natural environment. He will discuss his process for developing the character of "the collector," and will tell the tale of a recent dramatic theft and subsequent recovery of much of his work.

Hersh’s Four Bridges is a new composition designed to be experienced by visitors as they follow a designated hiking trail. It features instrumental music, a children’s choir, poetry, and more. Hersh will present excerpts from the piece, and guest poet Cintia Santana will read from works that are being incorporated into the recording

Lucas Artists Fellow Ghayath Almadhoun, a Palestinian-born poet, will also read from a newly published book of poems and discuss his impressive body of work. Tickets to this fascinating evening are just $10 (free for Montalvo members), so get yours today!

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Windham Hill Artists Revive Seasonal Hits
Windham Hill 30th Anniversary Concert


On Sunday, December 17 at 3pm and 7pm, musicians from Windham Hill will perform a special Winter Solstice 30th Anniversary Concert in our intimate Carriage House Theatre.

This joyous holiday concert features Grammy Award-nominated singer/fiddler/pianist Barbara Higbie; Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman; and Grammy-nominated guitarist/composer Alex de Grassi -- plus special appearances by guitarist Todd Boston and cellist Ellen Sanders! These masterful instrumentalists will toast the winter season and its warm traditions with a mix of original music and seasonal classics drawn from Windham Hill's multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series.

NOTE: the 3pm show is virtually sold out! Get tickets to the 7pm show before they're gone, or add your name to our waiting list to be notified if tickets open up for the early show. Either way, you won't want to miss this lovely evening at Montalvo. 


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Share a Recipe at ArtistConnect
ArtistConnect: Recipe Share and Storytelling


'Tis the season for holiday culinary traditions -- so join us for an evening of networking and recipe sharing at our next ArtistConnect on Monday, December 4 from 4-6pm in the intimate historic Villa.

With conversations centering around food, this month's gathering will explore how the things we eat can foster deep connections with history, culture, community, and the environment -- and how sharing a meal together creates an accessible opportunity for storytelling and the exploration of self identity.

Please bring a recipe and/or food-related story to tell the group. All are welcome! Invite a friend, colleague, or anyone else interested in the field of education who would like to join the discussion and connect with peers


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This Holiday: It's Easy to Give to Montalvo

Holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Did you know that while you're picking out gifts for your loved ones, you can also make a gift to Montalvo at no extra cost to yourself?

It's true! There are two easy, painless ways to make a contribution to support Montalvo: 

Through Amazon's AmazonSmile program, 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases goes to charity of your choice--at no extra cost! To establish Montalvo as your designated charity, visit smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1249283 and shop 'til you drop!



 American Express's Members Give program makes charitable giving simple.  Members Give connects you to the important causes that mean the most to you--like Montalvo! Your donations are tax-deductible and you'll receive an e-mail receipt for your records. There are lots of options for giving, including donating your rewards points. Visit americanexpress.com to learn more. 

Or, if you prefer, help support Montalvo by donating an item off of our institutional wish list, or by contributing frequent flyer miles to help bring our international Artists Fellows to come to Montalvo for their residencies!

Contact Emma Moon, Director of Development, at 408-961-5841 or emoon@montalvoarts.org to learn more.


For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office:
408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Nov. 16-19: Bedazzled! Yuletide at Montalvo 
Fri, Nov. 17, 7pm:
Into the Woods: Commissioning Artists in a Forest
Mon, Dec. 4, 4pm: ArtistConnect
Thu, Dec. 7, 7pm:
Keiko Matsui & Euge Groove SOLD OUT! 
Sun, Dec. 17, 3pm & 7pm:
Windham Hill: Winter Solstice 30th Anniversary Concert 
Tue & Thu, Jan. 9 - Feb 14, 10am-2pm: 
Wheel Form Ceramics
Sat, Jan. 20, 8pm: 
Tue, Jan. 23, 7:30pm: 
Five for Fighting with String Quartet SOLD OUT! 
By Appointment:
 Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Photo Credits: NZ / Bahara Emami / Maximo Gonzalez / Getty Images

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