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Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter

Three Concerts Added

Paula Cole

Great news, music fans! We've added three fantastic new shows to our upcoming 2018-2019 Carriage House Concert Series schedule. Tickets are on sale NOW to Montalvo donors, but not until Monday for the general public. We know these shows will fill up, so if you want the best seats in the house, click here to donate today and get early access.

On Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7pm, Henry Kapono and the Dukes on Sunday Band take the stage. Kapono is a gifted vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer with a multitude of accolades to his name, include 14 Na Hoku Awards and a Grammy nomination. His original songs celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share his joy in his home in the Islands.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8pm, don't miss An Evening with Paula Cole. This Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter (pictured above) has released seven solo albums during her twenty-plus year career and captured the hearts of fans and fellow artists alike. She writes songs of inner life, of redemption, and of social justice in a language that is poetical and witty.

George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, returns to Montalvo on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8pm. Inspired by the seasons and topographies, Winston's concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. He will perform songs from his seasonal favorites, as well as Peanuts pieces from his Vince Guaraldi tribute albums and more.


Sun, July 15, 1:30pm: 
Making Together

Wed, July 18, 6pm:
Beginning Bonsai

Fri, July 20, 6:30pm:
We the People

Fri, August 10, 6:30pm:
Starry, Starry Night

Mon, August 20, 6pm &
Tue, August 21, 6pm:

Wed, August 22, 6pm:
Block Printing

Mon, August 27, 7pm:
Tobias Wolff

Wed, August 29, 6pm:
Monotype with Stencils

Wed, September 5, 6pm:
Mixed Mediums: Watercolor & Oil Pastel

Wednesdays thru Aug 27
12pm, 12:30pm, & 1pm: 
Summer Luncheons

By Appointment:
Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

Through August 3:
Summer Camps

For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office: 

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

A More Perfect Union: We the People

We the People

Join us on Friday, July 20 from 6:30-10pm as we host an evening of poetry, performance, soundworks, and installation art at We the People -- the opening festival for our summer Art on the Grounds exhibition. 

Featuring musical performances, interactive art, a crowdsourced "Global Constitution," and plenty of surprises, We the People is an invitation to join poets, musicians, and visual and sound artists from across the globe to collectively expand our understanding of “we” and imagine new, more inclusive ways of being together. We'll have food trucks, beer, and wine, with plenty of things to do, see, and hear all across our beautiful grounds.

Before the party starts, select donors and event sponsors are invited to a special VIP event where they can meet and mingle with the artists. Want to receive an invitation? Find out how by emailing Emma Moon at

Before the event, we are also asking everyone to consider: What does the concept of “We” mean to you? Many of our Artist Fellows have been creating and sharing videos of their responses, and you can join the conversation! Just post a video, image, or comment on your favorite social media channel using #WhoIsWe, #WeThePeople, and @montalvoarts.

The festival is FREE, with very limited on-site parking ($15) or free shuttle service from West Valley College throughout the night. Use the button below to tell us you're coming via Facebook, then invite your friends to be part of the experience!

Volunteer for Upcoming Munro Exhibition

Bruce Munro: Stories in Light

This fall, we will be opening a new, large-scale installation -- and we need your help! Bruce Munro: Stories in Light will feature ten light-based works, from immersive to intimate, that will span the entire property. Guests will have a chance to walk amongst the installation as they view the art. We are looking for recruits to act as docents, greeters, guides, and more throughout the dates of the show.

We are getting ready to announce the onsale date for the public to buy their tickets, but if you're a volunteer, you won't need to worry about that! Each volunteer shift worked will earn you one free ticket to return and experience the exhibition. Work a few shifts and you'll be able to bring the whole family. 

Interested in learning more? Contact Volunteer Resources at Click the button below for more information about Stories in Light.

Photo Credits: Ron Leckie / Erica McDonald / Bahara Emami / Courtesy Bruce Munro