Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory in Arizona
“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory 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.
Tours & Tickets
A lively community, Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours. Reservations strongly recommended. Insight Tours & “Guided by Wright” audio tours are free for members. See the tours page for more information.
Sunsets & Sips: a New Happy Hour Program!
Sunsets and Sips is a new Happy Hour program offered at Taliesin West. All tickets come with a beverage of your choice and access to these select spaces on property, with staff present to answer your questions. Bar service will be open until 7:30 for additional beverage purchase. Open spaces differ with each offering, allowing you to experience something different every time.
Events at Taliesin West
Sunsets and Sips: Office Terrace, Office
October 20, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. The Office, one of the first buildings you experience at Taliesin West, was where Wright conducted business and greeted guests. This is also the space where visitors would first encounter some of Wright’s most iconic principles: compression and release, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors, and […]
“Timeless” Print Exhibition Opens in Taliesin West Pavilion
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, in partnership with Spoke Art, is pleased to announce: Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless October 23 – 24 10am – 6pm Taliesin West, Pavilion Member Reception: Friday, October 22, 5 – 7pm Spoke Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are proud to announce the 2021 edition of Frank Lloyd […]
Sunsets and Sips: Pergola, Studio
November 4, 2021 – 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunsets and Sips is a new happy hour program offered at Taliesin West. On this occasion, we invite guests to linger with a drink at the Studio and under the Pergola. All tickets come with a complimentary drink and access to these select spaces on property, with staff […]
Southwest Shakespeare Company Presents: From Tidworth With Love
November 11, 2021 – 7:30pm The Southwest Shakespeare Company comes to Taliesin West to present the world premiere of From Tidworth With Love, a new play by David Barker. Based on Barker’s parents letters during his father’s deployment in World War II, this charming and powerful love story is full of the heights of romance and […]
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance of Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store showcases great design. The Store features books, home decor, apparel, and art that not only celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright, but also the work he has inspired.