This season, local residents are invited to Taliesin West to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy and principles of architecture in entirely new ways thanks to a robust lineup of brand-new, daily tours, cultural programs and events, and education initiatives recently launched by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
With construction beginning in 1938, Taliesin West (12345 N Taliesin Drive) served as both Wright’s desert laboratory and a place of community, innovation, design, art, and performance. As part of a continued effort to preserve Wright’s legacy and advance the Foundation’s mission to inspire the world to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts and each other, the World Heritage Site is debuting a full calendar of in-person and virtual event series and programming.
A lively community, Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours. Reservations strongly recommended. These include daily audio tour and “In A New Light Tour: Wright & Chihuly,” debuting next month.
Cultural Programs and Events
The Foundation continuously works to provide new pathways for audiences to discover Taliesin West through regular art exhibits, theater performances and hands-on workshops led by subject-matter experts. This includes performances by the Southwest Shakespeare Company. With a mission to elevate, entertain, educate, and inspire the public and educational communities of Arizona and the Southwest through vivid and passionate performances, the Company will continue to bring new and diverse talent, innovative performances, and exciting offerings to local audiences with a lineup of brand-new shows premiering at Taliesin West this fall.
Educational Field Trips and Camps
The Foundation’s education department designs lessons and activities to promote engaging with architecture, organic design, ecology and art through Wright’s ideas and philosophies, which continue to be more relevant now than ever. For the first time, students will have the opportunity to experience the following year-round versus just during the summertime, and virtually, as well as in-person:
• Camps (Now offered in the spring and winter, in addition to summer)
• Field Trips
• Home School Programs
“We are so excited to fully welcome the community back to Taliesin West, for both new programs and old favorite,” says Niki Ciccotelli Stewart, the Foundation’s vice president and chief learning & engagement officer. “Our tours and programs offer guests a variety of ways to experience and embrace art, architecture, and nature, and take those ideas home. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and share what’s new.”
Taliesin West is now open Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. for tours, with the distinctive on-site Frank Lloyd Wright Store remaining open through 5 p.m. for shopping. Advance reservations are required to tour the campus and the Foundation continues to uphold an array of careful safety practices during the ongoing pandemic, including maintaining a mask policy for all guests in indoor public areas onsite, regardless of vaccination status. To learn more, visit FrankLloydWright.org.