Date(s) – 04/20/2020 – 04/21/2020
The Cosanti Foundation is celebrating half a century of dedication to the arts, environmental stewardship, research, education, and cultural transformation with a robust and diverse season of events and programs that are open to the public. From entertainment to education, the workshops, performances, and events take place, for the first time, at both Cosanti in Paradise Valley, and Arcosanti, near Cordes Junction. The Cosanti Foundation stewards both sites and oversees Cosanti Originals, where the world-renowned windbells are hand-crafted by skilled artisans at both sites.
“We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of architectural experimentation at Arcosanti this year and we invite the community and visitors to take advantage of all the incredible programming we have to offer,” says Kelly Bird, Director of Marketing and Communications, at The Cosanti Foundation. “We have a rich artistic history and an enduring cultural and architectural significance…to be able to celebrate that and create programs that bring new audiences to learn about what we do, is especially exciting. There have never been more reasons to see what’s happening at Arcosanti and Cosanti!”
Upcoming events from March through October include:
Opening Reception for Arcosanti Resident and Alumni Art Exhibition
Friday, March 6, 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition open to the public daily through November 1
Jazz Guitar Brunch featuring Andreas Kapsalis
Sunday, March 15
Brunch 11:00 a.m.: $15
Performance 12:30 p.m.: $25
3-Day Metalworking Workshop
Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26
Friday, May 29- Sunday, May 31
Daily from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1-Day Photography Workshop
Saturday, March 21
Saturday, April 18
Sunday, May 24
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
FREE Eight-Part Living Land Lecture Series with Guest Speakers (as scheduled below)
April 2-May 23, times as noted below
Arcosanti and Cosanti
Jim Turner: Arizona Water Use and Farming Cultures, Prehistory to the Present
Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Paul Hirt: How Clean Energy and High Capacity Batteries Are Changing Our World…For the Better
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Matthew Goodwin: The Roden Crater Project and The Brilliance of Sustainability
Saturday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dan Schilling: Aldo Leopold – Founding Voice of Environmental Ethics
Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Robin Pinto: The Value and Importance of Water in the Desert – The History of the Agua Caliente Spring
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Allen Dart: The Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Gregg McNamee: The Gila – River of History
Thursday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Patrick McWhortor: How Arizona’s Unique Urban Laboratory Put Sustainability on the Map
Saturday, May 30, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
5-Day Immersive Experience Week
Wednesday, April 29-Sunday, May 3
Includes lodging, daily workshops, lunch and dinner daily and the unique opportunity to engage with Arcosanti residents and spaces
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily
Inaugural Annual Cosanti Originals Ceramics Sale
Thursday, May 7-Sunday, May 10
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily
Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 20
Soleri Plaza Bridge, Scottsdale
Saturday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Featuring dinner, live entertainment by The Crosstown Players
6:00 p.m. Dinner: $20
7:30 p.m. Performance: $25
Summer Shakespeare Night at Arcosanti
Saturday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.-9 :00 p.m.
Laark Productions presents the romantic comedy, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Convergence: Counterculture, Co-Creation, Art, and Music Festival
Saturday, October 10-Monday, October 12
$75-$100 for admission to the three-day festival; meals and overnight accommodations available for an additional charge
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily
40th Annual Colly Concert
Outdoor concert featuring the classical duo Opus Two
Saturday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception
6:00 p.m. Concert: $25
7:30 p.m. Dinner: $20
For more about these happenings, other workshops and special events taking place at Arcosanti near Cordes Junction and Cosanti in Paradise Valley, as well as daily tours and more, visit www.arcosanti.org.