Take Time features works by four artists who provide participatory experiences in which Montalvo visitors may lose track of time and discover the joy of engagement and creative contemplation. Exhibiting artists Carole Kim, Akiko Yamashita, Inez Storer, and Corinne Okada Takara are exploring themes of care and rebuilding, joy and ancestry, creation and sustainable innovation. As Montalvo continues to foster a sense of community and a welcoming environment where all people can find enrichment through the arts, this summer visitors can gather, participate, and find their own sense of joy and belonging in the works presented on our grounds.

The Marcus Exhibition opened with a festival on Friday, July 21, offering a free public celebration featuring music, participatory performances, and works from our local community of creators.

Shuttle Service & Parking

No parking on site.

Free shuttle service to the event will be available from West Valley College, Parking Lot 5 (entrance on Fruitdale Avenue).

Rideshare (Taxi/Lyft/Uber) drop-offs will be allowed, but no pick-ups. If you are using a rideshare service, please take the shuttle to West Valley when you depart and call from there.


This exhibition is made possible through the support of our lead sponsor, the Marcus Family Foundation. Additional support generously provided by the Jo and Barry Ariko Fund for Artistic Programs and Santa Clara County, Office of Supervisor Joe Simitian.

Event Map
Schedule of the Evening


7pm: Watsonville Taiko (Villa Veranda)

7:40pm: Écho des anz (Villa Veranda)

  • Songs Cycle: Water is Wide, Air on G String, Doukeshi no Sonnet, Theme from Lupin III, Homura, Hana wa Saku (View the song program here)

8pm: Kulintang Dialect (Villa Veranda)

8:30pm: DJ Chale Brown (Villa Veranda)

8:30 – 10pm: Carole Kim (Garden Theatre) As night falls, Cascade will be brought to life through performance with live visuals. Music by:

  • Madalyn Merkey
  • Jon Raskin
  • Eli Rosenkim

8:45-10pm: Akiko Yamashita (Villa Façade)

  • As night falls, Natsu Matsuri AR will be mapped upon the Historic Villa, and transformed by the artist in response to DJ Chale Brown.
Food & Beverages

Food will be available for sale from the following vendors:

Beer, wine, watermelon cocktails, and soda are also be available for purchase from our bar.

Participating Artists