For over eight decades, Montalvo has fostered a vision of creativity, experimentation, and universal access to the arts. Today, Montalvo embraces art as the ultimate gift to humanity, an enduring treasure, and the very essence of our programs and exhibitions. From visual and performing arts to fine arts and literary arts, Montalvo offers something for everyone.

Residency Program

A creative incubator for artists from any discipline.

The Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) is a creative incubator and cultural producer dedicated to investing in artists and their work. We support visual artists, composers, writers, performers, scholars, and others from around the world to undertake critical investigations of contemporary issues, and to create and present new and experimental works.

Performing Arts

Join us for live music, drama, comedy, and much more.

Be it world-class performers in the Carriage House Theatre, theatrical readings and site-specific performances that take advantage of Montalvo’s beautiful grounds, intimate performances in the Villa, or events on our outdoor stage, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Art Events

Exhibitions and upcoming events


Play on the Grounds: The Lifespan of a Fact


Play on the Grounds: Putting It Together


46th San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition Semifinals


Tom Rigney & Flambeau with Michael Doucet


Prasanna with special guest George Brooks