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Arcosanti is architect Paolo Soleri's ecologically designed town. It is an "urban laboratory," an ongoing community project reflecting Soleri's philosophy. The town is being built near Phoenix, Arizona, by workshop participants and residents on just 15 acres of a 4,000-acre preserve that will be left in its natural state. Arcosanti is designed to lessen the impact on the environment by reducing the size of cities to eliminate urban sprawl. Soleri's "urban laboratory" affords the opportunity to study social and ecological issues and interpret the process as it is being built. Tours of the town include the Soleri bronze-bell foundry.

Arcosanti maintains a gift gallery, cafe, bakery and "frugal" guest rooms. This "town" also features concerts and conferences.

Location: PO Box 4136, I17 at exit 262, Mayer Arizona 86333 Telephone 928.632.7135

Other Art nearby:
(Mayer) Arcosanti
(Prescott) Arts Prescott Gallery
(Prescott) Black Arrow Indian Art
(Wickenburg) Desert Caballeros Western Museum
(Sedona) Exposures Gallery
(Prescott) Granite Mountain Gallery

01/28 Coming to The Mayer area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.
St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix AZ October4-6 Enjoy Kibbee,(Ground Meat and Burghul Mixture)that is virtually the national dish of any Middle Eastern country, very lean beef or lamb are finely ground and mixed with cracked wheat and spices, then baked in olive oil. Also Shish Kabobs and Chicken Shawarma. Watch the St George Dancers.
Arizona Exposition & State Fair Phoenix AZ October11-November3 The Arizona Expo and State Fair is held every year. Events include the All-Indian Rodeo, motorized events, animal displays and competition, cooking contests, youth activities, and competitive entries. There is also an annual concert schedule that is announced prior to the fair. Exhibition buildings and grounds include the Agriculture Center, Arizona Plaza Building, Avenue of Flags, Cattle Barns, Exhibit Building, Grandstand-Arena, Hacienda Home Arts Center, Wesley Bolin Building, and the Party Gras.