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 outside of 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 utopian 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
Phoenix Chamber Music Society
Festival Artistic Director and clarinetist, David Shifrin, brings the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s Winter Festival to Taliesin West.
It is October 1517 in northern Germany and the characters of Hamlet, his mentor John Faustus, and Faustus’ colleague and Hamlet’s instructor and priest, Martin Luther, all collide in a brilliant theatrical construction by David Davalos. Local critics and patrons alike found Wittenberg to be entertaining and intellectually satisfying in equal measure – a definite theatrical feat!
Food & Gifts
Just off the main entrance, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store offers the largest collection of products and books by and about Wright and serves as the meeting point for all tours.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Sat – Thurs: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
October – May
June, July, August
Sat, Sun, Mon, Thurs: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 3:00pm; 5:30pm – 7:30pm