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Arts Splash! Open House & Student Arts Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 11AM - 4PM

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Arts Splash!
Photo by Bahara Emami


Connected (2010) by Misako Inaoka
This event is part of Montalvo's 2010-2011 multidisciplinary thematic arts program
Natural and Creative Capital

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2nd Annual Event!

Enjoy a day of fun, food, and art for all ages, including live music and performance, visual arts in the Project Space Gallery, hands-on art making, and tours of the grounds and Historic Villa. Experience exciting artworks and performances in all artistic disciplines created by Bay Area student groups responding to the theme of Sustainable Communities: Living, Working and Playing Together as part of the Student Arts Festival co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County of Education. Visitors also have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in Open Studios at Montalvo’s Lucas Artists Residency Program – and the chance to talk with the artists-in-residence and witness them in creative action. Wear your walking shoes, and plan to spend the day!

Free parking & shuttle service from West Valley College, Lot 5. Limited on-site parking at $10 per car.

New this year: Feast on a variety of international cuisine from some of the best gourmet food trucks in the Bay Area! Check back regularly to see an updated list of which food trucks will be here - and come ready to eat!

Confirmed Food Carts & Trucks:

Student Arts Festival

Montalvo Arts Center and the Santa Clara County Office of Education present the second annual Student Arts Festival, showcasing original collaborative artworks by students in grades K-12. Encouraging students to reflect upon the theme Sustainable Communities: Living, Working and Playing Together, this Festival includes all arts disciplines, from poetry to dance, new media, and more!

Senator Phelan's Birthday

This year's Arts Splash! corresponds with what would be Montalvo founder Senator James D. Phelan's 150th birthday (April 20)! To celebrate, we'll be serving cake provided by Whole Foods Market!


  • Jazz on the Front Veranda by the Jeff Taylor Quartet
  • Spring plant sale in the Solarium
  • $1 Face Painting
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Hands-on Art Workshops
  • Villa & Grounds tours
  • ...and more!

There will be so many activities to do at Arts Splash! Keep checking back here for updates and a schedule of the day's events!

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