Why we love volunteers, Crystal Bowersox meet & greet, and Rock the Garden!

Added THU, JUN 26TH 2014

Volunteers make
Montalvo happen!


Did you know that virtually everything that takes place at Montalvo—from concerts to camps to maintaining the gardens—can only happen with the help of hundreds of hours of service by community volunteers?

The high schoolers pictured above joined us last week to bring fresh compost to the Italianate Garden. It may seem simple, but the many hours donated to this kind of work keep our grounds beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

If you're a volunteer, we thank you for all of your service. If you've never volunteered with us before, click here to see what kinds of opportunities are available. It's fun and rewarding!

We have immediate openings for some of our Summer Concerts, including Kenny Loggins on July 16 and Jimmy Cliff on July 18, and many opportunities available throughout the summer to work in our gardens.

We also love groups! We would be happy to match your organization or corporate community service event with an opportunity at Montalvo. 

Whether you're an individual or a group representative, email volunteer@montalvoarts.org to see how you can help keep Montalvo awesome!


June 26, 2014

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

For those about to Rock the Garden:
we salute you

Tomorrow's Rock the Garden Art Party is going to be a wild one: we have a full lineup of activities from 6-9pm, including a toybox full of games, danzón on an amazing new dance floor built on the Great Lawn, and an obstacle course of art. Add in food and drinks, live music, a photo booth, and a few surprises, and you're in for a great time on a Friday night. If you haven't RSVPd yet, click here to join the fun!

Drop-in danzón  workshops begin Saturday

Learn the Cuban dance style that's all the rage in Mexico, danzón, in a series of FREE open workshops from June 28-July 3. Two sessions are offered most days; all ages and experience levels are welcome. No ticket or appointment necessary: just come up and dance!



Add a VIP Meet & Greet
to your Crystal Bowersox concert experience!

Get an exclusive opportunity to meet 
Crystal Bowersox in person at a special pre-concert Meet & Greet one hour before her performance at Montalvo on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Bowersox’s emotive folk-rock-country style catapulted her from the cramped coffeehouses and cavernous subway tunnels of Chicago into millions of homes across America when she placed second on Season 9 of American Idol. Her old-soul of a voice and carefree style set her apart as a true superstar.

Each VIP Meet & Greet package includes: 

  · 1 VIP laminate

  · 1 picture of Crystal

  · Acoustic song performed by Crystal

  · Question & Answer time

  · Photo op with Crystal

  · Signing with Crystal


A VIP Meet & Greet ticket is NOT a concert ticket! To purchase concert tickets, click here—or click the button above for your VIP Meet & Greet ticket, then choose "KEEP SHOPPING" at checkout.



at a glance:

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

June 28 - July 3, various times
Danzon free drop-in dance workshops

Wed, July 9, 7:30pm
An Evening with Chris Botti

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Wednesdays, July-August

Summer Luncheons




June 27 - October 31
Fun & Games


Float and Fly: Bubbles & Kites

Introduction to Painting
The Enchanted Forest
Reimagining the Image: Digital Photography 
Circus Arts


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Sunday, September 7, 4:30pm 
Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana