Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory
“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship, was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
Events at Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright for the Future: Wright Apprentice Vern Swaback on the Legendary Architect’s Enduring Legacy
Former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Vern Swaback discusses Wright’s relevance in today’s world, sharing firsthand experiences of working with the legendary architect.
Arizona Cantilena Chorale: Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West
You are cordially invited to join the Arizona Cantilena Chorale for a one-time special event concert presented in honor of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday celebration at Taliesin West, his winter home and school in the desert.
Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Gala
SOLD OUT Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Gala: A Red Tie Event THE WHO: The event will honor America’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the principles he established a hundred years ago, which are still as relevant today as when he first developed them. THE WHAT: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation invites you […]
Photographing Wright with Andrew Pielage
The landmark architecture of Taliesin West is the backdrop for a weekend photographic journey. Local Arizona photographer Andrew Pielage will guide you in capturing the surrounding Sonoran Desert and National Historic Landmark.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West offers the largest collection of products and books by and about Wright and serves as the meeting point for all tours.
Host your event amidst the natural beauty of the desert and magnificence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved home and winter retreat. A national treasure and historic landmark, Taliesin West is a stunning venue for memorable corporate events. We promise that your event at Taliesin West will be entirely unique and remembered for years to come.
Taliesin West may not be used for events that are political, activist, or religious in nature.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm; Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 5 pm; Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm
October – May
Daily: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer. Store is open by appointment only, call 480.627.5378.
Mon, Thurs: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm
Fri: 8:30am – 7:30pm; Last day tour leaves at 1 pm, last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm
Sat, Sun: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; Last tour leaves at 1 pm