Upcoming Events





Mesquite Harvest & Desert Tasting Party at Arcosanti

August 10, 2024

Want to learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare mesquite? Curious about the edible desert landscape? Join Linn Williams, Arcosanti’s ecologist and land stewardship manager, on Saturday, August 10th for a mesquite harvesting and desert tasting party at Arcosanti!

We will start the day by harvesting local mesquite before processing it and pairing it with other local desert foods before ending our day with a delicious and inspiring lunch made from our bounty.




Hands-on Classes:
Clay Pit Fire Weekend

November 9th – November 10th
December 7th – December 8th

Learn and participate in an ancient form of firing pottery that uses natural materials and requires no gas or electricity during this two-day program.

You choose a small pre-made (bisque) clay vessel to decorate with different colorants, as well as learn the process of burnishing surfaces on some leather hard clay. After filling the earth pit with various natural combustibles and the pots, we begin the firing process.


Typically this lasts a few hours, then the pit is covered and left overnight. In the evening, all participants can attend a potluck style dinner followed by a short presentation on the history of pit firing, particularly its significance in indigenous communities of the Southwest.

You may camp or stay in a guest room overnight, with a nature hike and then brunch in our café the next morning.

Take Home
You’ll be able to take home your decorated, burnished, and fired vessel with you.

Past Events:


Our bell-making class was recently featured on
the Arizona Daily Mix on CW7. Watch here

Hands-on Classes:
Bell-Making Experience at Arcosanti

May 11, May 25

In this hands-on experience, you will learn the unique silt-cast bell-making process developed by The Cosanti Foundation and used every day by the artisans of Cosanti Originals to make our world-famous ceramic windbells. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to cast and carve your own one-of-a-kind ceramic bell. This process involves using clay and dirt to create your bell, so come prepared to get your hands dirty.

MELT Arcosanti

May 17-19

An intimate music and arts festival held at the legendary grounds of Arcosanti by MELT Productions

2 Stages of Live Music, Live Art, Pool Parties
GA/ RV/ Car Camping
Breathwork, Yoga, Soundbath, Tattoos

Friday: Gates Open at 2pm. 2 Stages of Music 4pm-2am
Saturday: 2 Stages of Music 12pm-2am + Wellness Workshops
Sunday: DJ’s at the Pool 12-8pm.


Hatch Arcosanti


April 29 – May 3

Arcosanti, except for the Gallery, will be closed on April 30-May 3 for HATCH

Site x Arcosanti
Public Reception + walkthrough

Saturday April 13, 2024
2:00 – 4:00 pm

ART 494/598 is special topics collaboration
between the School of Art at ASU and Arcosanti in Mayer, AZ.

Using ceramics and textile processes as a lens with which to respond to space, students have chosen specific sties at Arcosanti to install using their body, architecture, and landscape. This
course is supported by the School of Art and the Design and Arts Corps Collaborative (HIDA).

Tickets are $25.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
at Arcosanti

April 8, 2024
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us in watching the Solar Eclipse in our Sky Theater at Arcosanti. Locally, we will see about 75% of the Sun’s diameter covered by the Moon. We will be providing solar eclipse viewing glasses and light refreshments.

Contact tours@arcosanti.org with questions about this event.


Tickets are $30 – $40
Car Camping is $25 per car

Secret Sessions:
Frequinox @ Arcosanti

March 23, 2024
8:00 pm – 2:00 am

Secret Sessions is super excited to announce that they will be hosting a party in the incredible amphitheater at Arcosanti. DJ’s Dexx and Jeremy Sarcoz will be joined by Arcosanti resident artists for a night of quality music, dancing, and communal exchange in celebration of the changing of the celestial season. Additional artists and details forthcoming, but this will be a ticketed event with presale tickets available for $30 up until Friday the 22nd. Tickets day before and day of the event will be $40.


This will include a space to car camp along with access to the party. Arcosanti has some rooms available for rent and a link to do so will be posted in the event. Music will start around 8PM on the 23rd and will go til to 2AM. There will be a bar vending beer and wine along with other refreshments and snacks etc.

We are SUPER excited for this one, its been a long time in the making and we truly hope you can come be a part of it! We are grateful to have this opportunity to do our thing at such an epic space and are thankful to the Arco family for this blessing! Arcosanti is requiring car campers to please pay $25 per car at the gate upon arrival!


Laark Production Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream at Arcosanti

Performance Tickets are $35.
The Greek Dinner is $25

**Ticket sales for the Greek Dinner will end a week
before the event on 11/02 so that our Cafe
will have time to order the correct
amount for the event. **

Laark Productions Presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Arcosanti

November 10 & 11 · 5:30pm
November 12 · 3:00 pm

Two worlds converge on a midsummer’s night… All seems well in Athens where a royal wedding is about to take place: not so well in the surrounding forest, where the King and Queen of the fairies are feuding. But when a desperate elopement, a jealous pursuit, and a play rehearsal bring the mortals to the woodland realm, the fairies’ magic may prove too much for everyone.

Laark Productions and the Cosanti Foundation present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s playful romp from the world of men through the forest of dreams and back again. November 10, 11, and 12, join us at the Arcosanti Amphitheater for a Laark Productions Performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th we will be offering an optional Greek Dinner at 5:30pm followed by the performance at 7:00pm.

Sunday the 12th we will be offering a matineé at 3:00pm

The performances will be held in our outdoor amphitheater. Please dress comfortably for the cooler weather and bring a cushion for seating if you would like.


Fakes Salata:
Traditional lentil salad with feta and bold lemon dressing

Classic spinach pie with feta

Lamb Kofta Giaourtlou:
Ground lamb kebabs with a bright and fresh tzatziki sauce

The beloved crispy, nutty, gooey traditional Greek dessert

Ask the Sand: Can we change the future, a film by Vittorio Bongiorno

November 6 · 7:00pm
free event | Arcosanti Cafe

Join us for an exciting in-person film screening at Arcosanti. “Get ready to dive into a beautiful journey of a father and son in search of the utopian city of Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti.” The one hour film will be followed by a 40 minute Q & A with Vittorio Bongiorno the filmmaker to discuss architecture, communal living, and the film.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an unforgettable evening that might just change the way you see the world and how we live in harmony with it.

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