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Rock the Garden Pop Up Art Festival 2016: Art Making & Live Music | Saratoga

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. $10 limited on-site parking; free parking & shuttles from nearby West Valley college.

Montalvo Art Center | 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA


Join for 5 Hour Sculpture, a pop up arts festival where you can enjoy hands-on art-making, dancing, live music by the Real Vocal String Quartet, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, and more.

Over the course of these five hours, amazing art installations (that you get to help create) and performances will “pop up” throughout Montalvo’s 175-acre grounds, sure to wow and astound you. Don’t miss it.

Festival Highlights:

  • Raising a 30-foot pop-up sculpture with Jason Lazarus.
  • Harvesting a field of whirling California Poppy pinwheels with Karrie Hovey.
  • Making art in nature with the Art Escapists—including a giant hammock-like structure made from colored cord by Shawn HibmaCronan and impromptu site-specific sound installations with opera singer Zoltan DiBartolo and singer-songwriter Terese Taylor.
  • Finding your way through a large-scale labyrinth made from carpet remnants with Paz de la Calzada.
  • Witnessing Margaret Kemp in an endurance performance work exploring politics, place, and identity.
  • Taking part in a barn-raising-like activity with Matthias Neumann as he installs an architectural structure made from 100 wooden 2x4s.
  • Incrementally creating a rock sculpture based on the French lawn game of pétanque with Mary Ijichi.

Presented for your active amazement, the evening will feature interactive engagements, temporary installations, participatory happenings, and spectacular intrusions where your voice can be heard.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. $10 limited on-site parking; free parking & shuttles from nearby West Valley college.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Theater & Performance
Address: 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA