Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., announced the return of its biannual Discovery Day event Saturday, Dec. 9, offering visitors a discounted opportunity to dive into the realms of art, architecture and nature while exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio at their own pace.
This family-friendly, immersive experience provides guests the ability to explore this site as well as bring art, culture and history to life. The event is $5 for adults and free for children age 12 and younger. Advance reservations for an entry time slot are required. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the essence of the iconic architect's work and philosophy through performances, interactive demonstrations and hands-on crafts led by various Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation staff members, including:
The “American Icons: Wright and O’Keeffe” exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at photographs, including some never-before-seen images of Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O’Keeffe taken by Michael A. “Tony” Vaccaro while on assignment for LOOK Magazine from 1957 to 1960. Discovery Day visitors can explore this limited-time exhibition, which is normally only available to experience through a paid tour.
There will also be a live taiko drumming performance by Ken Koshio and Koshio Gumi as they take guests through a journey of this ancient Japanese style of music, as well as a hands-on lab with the Preservation department and live demonstrations by local artisans. Children of all ages can build forts on the Music Pavilion utilizing natural materials from the surrounding environment and individuals can watch a series of archival videos depicting the history of Taliesin West in the Cabaret Theater.
There will be information on the art of block printing with the Youth & Families department, Tai Chi led by Rasoul Amin Sobhani, a nature abstraction craft station and a variety of partner booths, including McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Scottsdale Community College and HarumiYoga+.
Foundation staff members will be positioned throughout Taliesin West at “Ask Me” stations to answer questions about the history of Wright’s winter home and studio and to help guests navigate all the day has to offer.
For the most up-to-date information on programs at Taliesin West, to book a tour, to donate or to become a member visit FrankLloydWright.org.