Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.

2016 Arcosanti Community Events

Welcome to the Community Events! Community Events are events sponsored by the Arcosanti Community
Council, and/or focusing on the Arcosanti community.

Want to know more? Email us community [at] arcosanti [dot] org


Mesquite Harvest and Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 27, 2016 @8 am at Arcosanti

Do you want to get more involved with the local food community and get to know some of the sustainable thinkers and foodies in the region? Are you interested in learning more about mesquite and quality foods? Do you love delicious pancakes within beautiful architecture? Then please join us for an immersive experience of mesquite harvesting, milling, and then breakfast at Arcosanti.

Mesquite harvesting is free, but donations are welcome. Training begins at 8:00am and self-harvesting continues until 9:30am.  Wear protective clothing for sun and thorns, bring water, and prepare for a ten minute hike. Some bags and tools will be provided. No registration required to harvest. 

We will also be milling this year! Thank you to Prescott College for providing the hammermill. Bring your pods and go home with your own mesquite flour (or mill the pods you pic
k that morning, perhaps).  $10 per five-gallon bucket of pods.  Must be clean, dry, and free of sticks and mold. 

Breakfast begins at 9:30am.  Registration and pre-payment required: adults (13&up) $20, children (12-6) $10, and children (5 & under) free.  Prices include a tour of Arcosanti at 11am. Our pancakes will be a blend of blue corn meal and mesquite flour; gluten-free/vegan pancakes will be available.  Ingredients will be local and organic when possible and certainly GMO-free.  Also featured on the menu: prickly pear syrup, local chicken sausage, local vegetables from Whipstone Farm, local eggs, honey from Gerard Kaur, and more!

We will conclude the event with an in-depth tour of Arcosanti, where we will discuss the intersections of local food, community, urban form, and society. 

Please contact us with any further questions, and sign-up for the event by following this link!



VIBRATO: A Duet Dance Performance
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @7:30 pm at Arcosanti
Vibrato is a duet performance with traveling artists from France, Laina Fischbeck: dance/choreography/song and Christophe Gateau: live guitar/composition/song. [FREE ADMISSION] 

Parenting Workshop
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @9 am–4 pm at Arcosanti
Parenting Educational Services at Arizona's Children Association is offering a FREE Parenting Workshop at Arcosanti. Registration required. 

Mesquite Harvest and Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Arcosanti
Arcosanti will host it's second community mesquite harvest and pancake breakfast in collaboration with SLOW FOOD PRESCOTT and GMO FREE PRESCOTT.  Here is a report from the last year's event.

Technicolor Hearts
Friday, July 31, 2015 @7:30 pm at Arcosanti
Using elements of visual and performance art, the musician duo combine dreamy synthscapes woven in with arts+crafts pop, orchestral layering, raw folk and storybook rhyme.

A Journey through the Chakras Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015 @11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Arcosanti

Adi Singh Khalsa is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher who has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years. He has helped train Kundalini Yoga teachers in the concepts of the Chakras and has taught this Chakra Workshop many times over the past 10 years.

Flute Flight: Mark Holland and Sherry Finzer
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @3:00 pm in Arcosanti Amphitheater
An afternoon of peaceful, meditative flute music performed on silver flutes (Sherry Finzer) and Native American flutes (Mark Holland) by two masters of their instruments. FREE admission

Ocarina Making Workshop
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Arcosanti
The Ocarina Workshop is a hands on music history workshop; the Ocarina, or vessel flute, is what we might call an Ancestral Instrument. This not only means that our human ancestors created it and played it, but also that the Instrument itself spawned a great many descendants throughout the world. Lucas will lead the class through the step-by-step process of forming their very own clay ocarina and share enlightening historical insights along the way.

Mesquite Harvest and Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 16, 2014 @8:00 am at Arcosanti
Check out this wonderful event put on by Arcosanti resident and Holistic Health Coach Colleen Reckow, Slow Food Prescott, and GMO-Free Prescott centered around delicious, healthy and local food at Arcosanti, on August 16th! For more information, visit Facebook page.

Technicolor Hearts
Saturday, July 12, 2014 @7:30 pm at Arcosanti Amphitheater
Fun, folksy duo Technicolor Hearts return to Arcosanti, this time on the amphitheater stage. Using elements of visual and performance art, the duo combine dreamy synthscapes woven in with arts+crafts pop, orchestral layering, raw folk and storybook rhyme.  Free admission to the concert. DInner buffet is available at the Cafe at 6 pm ($9 per person). Visit Technicolor Hearts online.

Different Skies Film Screening
Saturday, July 5, 2014 @7:30 pm at Arcosanti Amphitheater

Different Skies: 20 electronic musicians from around the world, 6 days in the Arizona desert, 10 years of performances on the Arcosanti stage.  Filmmaker and musician Rus Foster captured it all, and now you can catch the premiere screening of his documentary here at Arcosanti!  Tickets $5 at the door. Visit Different Skies online.

Woodcarving Workshops by Yo Takimoto
Sunday, June 1
, 2014 @9:00 pm - 12:00 noon | @2:00pm - 5:00 pm at Arcosanti Colly's Garden
Woodcarving Master Yo Takimoto returns to Arcosanti for his unique approach (3 hours of meditation/relaxation for young and old) to carving wood pieces he brings from Japan.  He conducts his workshops both in Japan and the United States. His works are introduced in various media including LA Times and many of the participants' Blogs (Google "Yo Takimoto" to see them). Here is a report from the previous session at Arcosanti.

Kel Mockingbird & Bradley Blalock Concert
Friday, May 9, 2014 @7:30 pm at Arcosanti Amphitheater
Native American flutist Kel Mockingbird and singer-songwriter Bradley Blalock bring their soulful style to a sunset concert in the Arcosanti Amphitheater.

Louis Landon: Classic Show Tunes
Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 5 pm at Arcosanti Cafe
An evening concert in the Arcosanti Cafe with plenty of Sinatra and classic show tunes, sure to make for a happy hour!

Arcosanti Resident Art Show: Closing Reception
Sunday, April 27
, 2014 at Arcosanti
The Arcosanti Resident Art Show & Sale features an ever-changing selection of the photos, paintings, pottery, jewelry and other wonderful creations from our residents and alumni. A closing reception with the artists featuring a presentation on "Color in Architecture at Arcosanti" from Arcosanti artisan Nadia Begin.

Spring Plant Sale & Street Market
Saturdays, April 12, 19 & 26, 2014 at Arcosanti
Celebrate the new season--and support our community greenhouses--by taking home seedlings, plants, and other wonderful botanical products grown right here at Arcosanti.  Handmade pots and special gift baskets will be among the offerings, so whether you're looking for garden starts or gifts for loved ones, you'll find it at the Spring Plant Sale & Street Market!

Buddy Wakefield: Slam Poetry
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Arcosanti
Poetry returns to the Arcosanti amphitheater with three-time world-champion spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield, who has been featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO's Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records.  This event is organized in collaboration with the Arizona State Poetry Society.

Earth Day Family Celebration
Saturday, April 19
, 2014 at Arcosanti
To celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day--and Arcosanti!--we're putting together a day of environmentally-minded fun & games for our younger guests, featuring "Bruce the Chartreuse Moose," and environmental book for kids, read by author Rick Lemler.

Technicolor Hearts
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 7 pm
A musical duo from Austin, Texas, Technicolor Hearts features Naomi Cherie on violin, vocals and various sound effects and Joseph Salazar on piano, synths, guitar and drum machines.  They'll fit right in as they stop by the Arcosanti Cafe (and Resident Art Show) to perform an acoustic set to promote their new album, "Under the Big Blue Umbrella Sky." [Event was reported in Arconews here]

Low-Impact Organic High-Desert Gardening
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm
Arcosanti alum, former Arcosanti Agriculture Manager, and Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center founder Amanda Bramble will be sharing her experiences and expertise with the Arcosanti community as she leads this all-day workshop on open-air and greenhouse gardening, including composting and vermiculture.

REFRESH! Reception (Arcosanti Resident Art Show & Sale)
Sunday, March 16, 2014
The Arcosanti Resident Art Show marks its midpoint with an afternoon reception celebrating all of our successes, and welcoming our new works and new artists.

GMO-Free AZ Symposium & Fundraiser
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Head over to Yavapai College for a daylong event featuring invited speaker Dr. Lorrin Pang and a screening of the new documentary, "GMO OMG!"

Jess Williamson
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Fresh from the Crescent Ballroom, we're hosting an intimate evening concert with Jess Williamson in the Octagon.[Event was reported in Arconews here]