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Open Access is your unique opportunity to connect with the artists of the Lucas Artists Program (LAP). Join us as we present a series of fun-filled interdisciplinary events that excite and engage guests in the creative process.   

Most months, our offerings are conceived of as a “bite-size artistic sampler,” featuring an array of activities that reflect the multidisciplinary approach of the LAP and the work of its diverse Fellows. These include music and dance performances, readings, gallery exhibition previews, conversations, culinary projects and presentations, and feature hands-on art-making activities. Often, participating artists respond to our multiyear thematic and exhibition programming or present works they are developing. They also share insights about their working methods and approaches. Tickets to these events are $10 per person (free for Montalvo members).

In the spring and summer, Montalvo activates its extensive campus with activities taking place outdoors in such locations as the Lucas Artists Residency Commons Building, artists’ studios, the historic Villa, Carriage House Theatre, Italianate Garden, and other spots on its scenic grounds.

And because it’s easier to mingle and when you’re not hungry, a cash bar and food for purchase are always available at our events.