Grand Entrance & Garden Terrace are complete!
The ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new Grand Entrance and Garden Terrace took place this afternoon, and now we want to make sure you come visit us to see this transformational new space!
Parking Lot 2 has been closed since we broke ground last October, but it has now re-opened as the charming Sobrato Circle, with red stamped paving and a stunning view of the original Grand Entrance to the Villa. The new circular drive improves access for patrons, vendors, and shuttles, while opening up a space that's perfect for food trucks and art activities at our outdoor events.
After you park, stroll up the stairway or the accessible ramp to Charmaine's Garden Terrace. Named after longtime Montalvo trustee Charmaine Warmenhoven, the Garden Terrace is ideal for weddings, special events, and more. It will become home to the new bar and concessions area at Summer Concerts as well as intimate outdoor performances throughout the warmer monthsit's also a great place to simply enjoy a book or a picnic lunch on a beautiful day.
Big thanks to our signature partners John A. and Sue Sobrato, Kathleen and Mark Santora, and the Hind Foundation, as well as everyone who sponsored bricks, benches, trees, and other components of this new space.
If you need a reason to come see how amazing it all looks, click here for a list of all of our upcoming eventsbut remember, our grounds, gardens, and trails are free and open to the public every day!
June 9, 2016
Montalvo is a member-supported
dedicated to the arts.
(out of four)
Montalvo has again been honored with a coveted Four Star Rating from the prestigious non-profit evaluation service Charity Navigator.
Charity Navigator rates charities based on financial health, accountability, and transparency. A rating of four stars means that Montalvo "exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause."
Every day, we work to ensure that the dollars you give go into providing important arts, education, and public programs that enrich our community. We are proud to be recognized as an organization worth supporting!
For more information on Charity Navigator and their rating system, visit their website at charitynavigator.org.