Community Information September 5, 2023

Montalvo Arts Center and Annual Giving Campaign

Montalvo’s Annual The Art of Food & Wine Event

Over the past several years, I’ve had the honor of attending Montalvo’s Annual The Art of Food & Wine event.

The event is held to raise money for the continuing operation student and community centered programs.

If you’re not familiar with the Montalvo Arts Center, here is their website.

The Formation of Montalvo

To begin, Montalvo opened in 1939 as a public arts center. The property offered artists a place to live when a small gallery in the Villa. The history shows, at the official opening, Dr. Stephen Pepper, head of the art department at the University of California, stated, “Through the cooperation of artists and the community, Montalvo ­in its silence and beauty—will become one of the creative forces of the world.” You can read more about the interesting history of Montalvo here:

Inviting Art into the Community

Another piece of importance information is reading the Programs Statement from Montalvo. This shows the vison and the reason it was created. “We emphasize programs that nourish creativity, nurture a sense of belonging, and create connections among people. Our hallmark is excellence in all experiences. For professional artists, we create an unparalleled environment that supports the creation of new works. We offer inclusive experiential learning opportunities, chances to witness creativity in progress, rich dialogues that explore relevant contemporary topics, and performing and visual arts events and festivals that reflect the diversity and beauty of our multi-cultural region.” You can read more about what Montalvo has to offer here:

Understanding the Creative Vision

Watch this YouTube video about Montalvo. You’ll hear from board and community members regarding their experiences, the benefits and goals for the future of out the benefits of Montalvo Arts Center.


Summary of Concerts and Performance:

Montalvo offers educational programs for adults and school aged children. This includes concerts and performance series from a wide variety of genres. These genres include art, music, voice completions like comedy and more.

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare—Abridged
  • Lowrider Art Showcase
  • 47th San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition Semifinals
  • Spyro Gyra Concert
  • Bobby McFerrin Concert

Educational Opportunities like:

If you want to take a class or have student field trips and youth summer camps, Montalvo could be a the place to visit. With the many things that the Montalvo Arts Center, what’s needed in the financial support of the public. This support can happen from enjoying the grounds with walking trails or by your generous financial gift.

Click the link to read more about donation and giving opportunities for the Montalvo Arts  Center.

Memberships, donations and financial gifts are what keeps the Montalvo Arts Center running. Please consider giving anytime during the year.