Venues and Locations at Montalvo:
Montalvo offers a variety of different types of venues for its many different performances, concerts, and arts & education programs. Many venues are also available to rent for weddings, corporate events, and parties.
Comprised of ten live/work studios and a commons building, the Lucas Artists Residency was designed by six distinct artist/architect teams who coordinated to build spaces unique to the ...
Barn Art Studio
Originally Senator Phelan's horse stables, Montalvo's historic barn art studio provides the perfect space for art-making. The Barn is located in Parking Lot 4 on Montalvo's grounds.
Restored in 2013 with a grant from the Santa Clara County Historic Society, the beautiful open architecture of the Belvedere makes it a fine resting spot after returning from a ...
Carriage House Theatre
The Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre was originally Senator Phelan's garage (or "carriage house"), but has been fully renovated into a beautifully intimate theater space which features performances, concerts ...
Located on the Montalvo grounds, the Cottages - situated above parking lot 2 - were once the homes for Resident Artists. Today, they are used as a meeting space for the Montalvo ...
Landscape Architect: Jeffrey Miller (San Francisco). Visual Artist: Amy Trachtenberg (San Francisco). See the artists' bios. Montalvo Arts Center is pleased to welcome visitors to our new Creekside Studio, a ...
Front and Side Verandas
The Front and Side Verandas of the Historic Villa are perfect places to lunch while enjoying music. We often host just such events here!
Redesigned and completely replanted in 2012, the one-and-a-half-acre Great Lawn is the centerpiece and hub of Montalvo's grounds and gardens. The setting for countless picnics, concerts, arts installations, and ...
Grove of Generosity
Located along the creek at the base of the hill near the entrance, the Grove of Generosity was created to honor the many individuals and organizations who have generously donated ...
The Historic Villa at Montalvo Arts Center is a Mediterranean-style villa built in 1912 by former US Senator and San Francisco Mayor James Duvall Phelan. The Villa, a historic treasure ...
The historic Italianate Garden at Montalvo is situated across from the Villa and its sprawling Great Lawn. A testimony to the legacy of Senator James Duval Phelan, it is a ...
Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre
The Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, located behind the Villa on a sloping hill surrounded by trees, has been a performance venue at Montalvo since the days of Senator Phelan, who ...
The Love Temple is at the north end of the Italianate Garden and is an original structure from the days of Senator Phelan. Inside the temple is an ornate Italian ...
Lucas Artists Program Commons
Donald J. Stastny, of StastnyBrun Architects, Portland, Oregon, was the Invitational Process Advisor for the Lucas Artists Programs. His projects range in scope from the design of museums and interpretive ...
With a generous grant from the Santa Clara County Historical Grant Program, this serene pond and surrounding areas were restored and replanted in 2013. The pond itself features a provocative ...
This intimate garden serves as the elegant backdrop for many of the wedding ceremonies that take place at Montalvo. Plantings of hydrangeas, wisteria, and roses surround an oval lawn, which ...
Phelan Cactus Garden
Senator Phelan created this garden in the 1920s to showcase interesting and unusual plants including two Ponytail Palms (Beaucarnea recurvata). Over time, the surrounding trees grew and created the shadier ...
Senator Phelan's original library, restored with antique furniture, books, and a grand piano, to resemble what it might have looked like during Phelan's time.
Project Space Gallery
Regular Project Space hours:Thursday-Sunday, 11am-3pm; not open during summer months.Plus one hour prior to Carriage House concerts.Note: Gallery is only open when there is an exhibition on ...
The Solarium is a room inside the Historic Villa which overlooks the front veranda and the trees alongside the Great Lawn. The sun creates beautiful light in the room during ...
Framed on three sides by the Villa and on the fourth by a dramatic wall fountain, this "sunken" courtyard is a favored location for wedding receptions and summer luncheons. Surrounding ...
The West Lawn is located to the west of the historic Villa and the Oval Garden. It features a decorative gazebo to sit in, beautiful flowers in the spring and ...
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco CA
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was founded in 1993 out of an expressed need for an accessible, high-profile San Francisco venue devoted to contemporary visual art ...