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Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter


Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light

From October 28 to March 17, we experienced epic and record-breaking attendance at the West Coast premiere of our spectacular exhibition, Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light!

More than 43,000 people came from across the country—and the world!—to marvel at the multi-hued waves, clusters, cascades, flocks, and seas of illumination that transformed Montalvo into a breathtaking spectacle of light.

During the exhibition:

  • 13,070 visitors drove more than one hour to see the exhibit
  • Nearly 5,000 students and their teachers engaged in our student extensions program
  • 48 amazing docents contributed nearly 900 volunteer hours
  • This extraordinary exhibition even inspired 4 romantic marriage proposals!

Stories in Light is the most ambitious public program Montalvo has ever presented. To those of you who came -- THANK YOU. We are so glad you saw the light, and we hope you come back to visit us again very soon for a performance, a conversation, an art class, or one of our many other events.


Thu, March 21, 7pm:
Building the World: Artists on Creation

Sun, March 24, 7pm:
Henry Kapono & the Dukes On Sunday Band

Mon, March 25, 6:30pm:
Discover the Power of Whirling  

Wed, March 27, 7:30pm:
Will Ackerman: The Gathering, 4 Guitars

Sun, March 31, 3pm:
The Saint Michael Trio:
Smetana Uncovered

Tue, April 2, 4pm:
Identity Development Through Art

Year Round:
Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours

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

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Four Bitchin' Babes Return

Four Bitchin' Babes

Are you ready for a fabulous girls night out? Join the fun on Friday, April 5 at 8pm for a rollicking performance by the Four Bitchin' Babes!

These Babes are accomplished musician/comediennes who come together to create a tour de force musical comedy theatre troupe. Playing guitars, bass, piano, and more, this hilarious group of gal pals has been performing together for over 25 years, charming audiences with whimsical songs and original stories reflecting on the joys and dilemmas of everyday life. Their elegant wit, sophisticated stand-up humor, and charming harmonies make for an uproarious and delightful evening!

Last Chance to Whirl

Building the World: Artists on Creation

This Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm, try out an exciting dance form that will lift your spirit as it works out your core. Discover the Power of Whirling is an introductory course taught by the amazing Raquel Santiago of Alchemy Spinning.

This class is an entry point for anybody curious about the relationship between mind and movement, and is inspired by Sufi dervishes and other whirling dances of the world. This accessible, pleasurable, and powerful practice takes your body, mind, and spirit through a journey of self-discovery, expanded consciousness, and higher potential.

Donor Appreciation Parties Celebrate You!

Donor Appreciation Parties

One of the many benefits of being a Montalvo donor is that you get invited to some of our fabulous Donor Appreciation Parties both at Montalvo and in the beautiful private homes of our closest friends, with wine, entertainment, and food. 

In January, we hosted a lively bash in the Villa for supporters at the Griffin level and above, while even more parties are on the calendar for higher level donors -- with two coming up in April and June. If you haven't received an invitation for these, it might mean it's time for you to move up to the next level. For more information, contact Membership Operations Manager Taylor Welty so you can upgrade and get your name on that RSVP list today!

Photo Credits: Ron Leckie / Gege Xu / Alchemy Spinning / Bahara Emami

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