In Kind Gifts

Montalvo Arts Center

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There are many ways to give to Montalvo, including in-kind gifts. These can be as valuable to us as cash, and they are also fully tax-deductible.

Below is our current wish list, separated by our various programs.

Sally and Don Lucas Artist Residency Program 

  • Working vehicles that can used by the artists
  • Air mileage to be used for artist travel to and from Saratoga
  • 11 work lamps for artist studios
  • Large, sturdy work tables for artist studios
  • Golf carts
  • High quality frying pans and sauce pans, without Teflon coating

 Facilities and Operations

  • Mini tractor or bobcat
  • Long range 2-way radios
  • iPads and/or iPods
  • 3 laser printers
  • 6 flat screen computer monitors
  • 10 laptop computers to be used throughout the organization
  • 60 waist/half aprons with pockets for use by volunteers at outdoor events
  • Power backup generator for the whole Villa
  • Leaf blower
  • Power tool set
  • 100ft plumbing clean out snake
  • Chainsaw
  • Small Honda power generator
  • Small storage shed
  • Industrial storage racks

Carriage House Theatre and Box Office

  • 2 Rolling LCD Video Monitor Stands
  • 2 LCD Video Monitors
  • iPad w/2D barcode scanner & credit card swipers for remote ticket sales
  • Safe

Facility Rentals and Special Events

  • Dance floor for Villa – folds and is stored when not in use
  • Additional white folding chairs for rentals

Education Department

  • Projectors and motorized screens
  • Visual Display Boards for hanging student artwork
  • Printing press
  • Quality photo printer
  • Clay Extruder
  • Soldering torches
  • Jewelers kiln
  • Rotor tools (dremels)
  • Drills
  • Sheet metal cutter/bender
  • Anvils
  • Looms
  • Sewing machines (6)
  • Modern lectern for our lecture series
  • Document cameras
  • Spray booth
  • Table Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Disk Sander 
  • Adjustable Body Forms (male and female)
  • Pug Mill for repurposing clay
  • Gas Kiln
  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D scanner
  • CNC Router
  • Vacuum Forming Machine
  • 20 laptops with the following specs for animation, graphic design, video/photo editing, visual effects, 3D modeling and more:
    • 15-inch screen.
    • Quad-core Intel Core i7 or better
    • 8 GB RAM (16 GB preferred)
    • Hard Drive: 500 GB or larger 7200 RPM or Solid-state drive (SSD)
    • Graphics card with at least 2GB of memory (4 GB preferred)


  • 1-3 Tablets/iPads
  • SLR camera