Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre, a festive black-tie event at Villa Montalvo on June 16, 2018, raised over $600,000 for the center’s artistic and educational programs.
Gala chairs Marcia Hansen, Sydene Kober and Deborah Stolle, along with acrobats and can-can dancers, welcomed some 300 supporters to the historic villa transformed into the iconic Parisian nightclub Moulin Rouge. The evening included live entertainment from The Money Band, dinner by Le Papillion paired with Champagne Taittinger and French wines, and a high-spirited live auction.
Scenes from Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre:
Photos by Ando Caufield for Drew Altizer Photography
Villa Montalvo is part of the Montalvo Arts Center, situated on 175 acres in Silicon Valley’s Saratoga Hills. The Mediterranean-style villa was built in 1912 by Senator James Duval Phelan (1861-1930), a three-term San Francisco mayor. Senator Phelan bequeathed Villa Montalvo and the grounds to the people of California for the encouragement of art, music, literature, and architecture. Montalvo Arts Center is also the home of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program, the Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre, and the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre.