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 the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
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
2019 AIA Taliesin Colloquium
This year’s colloquium will focus on historic structure reports and how technology is impacting those reports.
Taliesin Next & Local First Arizona For(u)m Present “Design in the Desert: Function + Form in Arid Climates”
Join Local First Arizona For(u)m and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Taliesin Next for an informative and entertaining panel discussion with leading authorities on designing for desert environments and the functional impacts of landscaping, sun, water, shade, and soil on form.
Valentine’s Day Night Lights Tour
The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this special evening tour, an excellent date night activity.
Southwest Shakespeare Presents: “Death of Kings, Seize the Crown”
This adaptation of 8 of Shakespeare’s history plays concentrates the bloody civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York, both vying the English throne, into one evening of thrilling, theatrical battle. Adapter and Director, Irwin Appel and his troupe of actors from UC Santa Barbara bring new life and a new vision of these classic plays to the Southwest Shakespeare Company.
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.
Hours and contact information are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 3:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 5 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 3:15 pm.
October – May
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 6 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4 pm.
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last day tour leaves at 4:15 pm. Last night tour leaves at 7:15 pm.
Saturday/Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. First tour leaves at 9 am. Last tour leaves at 4:15 pm.
June, July, August
Taliesin West is closed for tours Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer.
Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last tour leaves at 11:30 am
Friday, Saturday: 8:30am – 7:30 pm; First tour leaves at 8:45 am, last day tour leaves at 11:30 am, last night tour leaves at 7 pm