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Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

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Montalvo Arts Center is a historic, non-profit organization whose mission is to engage people in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives.

Located in the Saratoga hills, Montalvo occupies a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres, which Senator James Duval Phelan left to the people of California for the encouragement of art, music, literature, and architecture.

The organization is also home to the Lucas Artists Programs, which offers facilities and staff supportive of the creative process, state-of-the-art technology and an environment conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideas among international and culturally diverse fellows.

Funding for Montalvo's arts programs is provided by contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.
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  • We came here for hiking and it did not disappoint. The trails are nicely shaded by tall trees except for the lookout point (fortunately) which offers a good view of downtown San Jose in the...  more »
  • I enjoyed going walking at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga. This is a wonderful place to go with green trees, grass areas, and the historic buildings. I enjoyed also seeing deer. It was fairly.....  more »
  • This is such a great venue for so many different events. They host many art exhibits, concerts and other events. The grounds are so beautiful. There are also walking trails to explore. They are not too strenuous but will give you a good workout. I would suggest watching their calendar of events- they host something for everyone.
  • Very nice and classic architect surrounded by beautiful nature and many paths to hike and get deeper in the redwoods. If want to have an elegant wedding place this can be it. You can walk all around or simply lay down on the grass like many people do to enjoy the mansion view and the open space surrounded by the trees.

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