MONTALVO SERVICE GROUP

Be part of Montalvo’s history and join the fun!

Montalvo Service Group is the auxiliary that has supported Montalvo Arts Center, in Saratoga, since 1954. MSG’s fund-raising and volunteer service hours have made invaluable contributions to the upkeep of Montalvo Arts Center and its educational programs.

MSG fundraising events:

  • Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – held annually on the 2nd Sunday in May. Many spend this day with their family for a memorable feast.
  • Summer Luncheons on the Villa’s Veranda – our guests enjoy the beautiful setting and delicious food each Wednesday in the months July and August.    
  • See the Villa in her holiday splendor at Yuletide
    • Marketplace: an assortment of juried Vendors display their wares for the holidays. Over 1,000 people attend this event. Click here for a Vendor Application to the Yuletide Marketplace.     
    • Holiday Tea: a classic English Tea with an assortment of savory and sweet treats, served with tea and Champagne. 
    • Gala: Time to party! Festivities include dinner, music, and dancing.   

Other MSG Activities:

  • As Education and Outreach volunteers, we greet and host elementary school age children on their field trips to see shows in the Carriage House Theatre.    
  • Gardening group: Like to see green things grow? Come and play.
  • Gourmet Dinner Committee prepares and serves up a delightful dinner to the lucky Donation Drawing winner for up to 10 people. Drawings are held 3-4 times per year.
  • Hiking: explore the Art Center’s 175 acres with hiking trails, and the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Make jams: delicious preserves are made from seasonal fruits.
  • Luncheons with guest speakers.
  • Membership Teas and Luncheons sponsored by our Board and members.     
  • Sewing Group: meets weekly; made boutique items are sold during the Summer Luncheons and at the Yuletide Marketplace.
  • Social meet ups and field trips.   

How to join:

At the beginning of each year we open our membership to new volunteers interested in becoming members. There are many Members-Only social events and meetings with guest speakers, where luncheons follow. This is a place where enduring friendships are made and the time spent at Montalvo has a special magic.

If you would like more information about attending our events or joining the Montalvo Service Group, email us or call 408-961-5823. You can also download a new member application form here.

To read about all volunteer opportunities at Montalvo Arts Center, click here.