Visit Cosanti

Cosanti Foundry and Bell Shop
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood in Paradise Valley is Cosanti, the former architectural and design studio of the late theoretic architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) that today, is home to Cosanti Originals. Best known for its innovative and otherworldly architecture and for the bronze and ceramic windbells hand-made on-site, Cosanti is a cultural gem.

The gallery at Cosanti is open to visitors daily from 9am until 5pm Monday through Saturday, and between 11am and 5pm on Sunday throughout the year except for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Cosanti is open only until 1pm.

Cosanti is included on Arizona’s Register of Historic Places and has been named one of the 10 Best Things To Do In Paradise Valley, AZ. Its innovative architecture has been featured on the Travel Channel, AZ Highways, the History Channel, and in several local and national publications. 

For general questions, call our main line at (480) 948-6145

Guided Tours on Weekday Mornings

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Cosanti is not offering tours of its architecture and grounds. The gallery at Cosanti is open for shopping with social distancing measures in place including requiring face masks to ensure the heath and safety of Cosanti’s employees and patrons.

Typically, guided tours of Cosanti are offered at 10am and 11am on weekday mornings and include special access to interior studio spaces, the "bronze pour," and insights into how Cosanti’s distinctive earth-cast structures were built from the top down and outside in.

*Tours will not be given on the following major holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Experience the Molten "Bronze Pour" We're Known For... For FREE!

Back by popular demand, visitors to Cosanti can watch as bronze is heated to 2,200 degrees and until it's both the color and consistency of orange juice before skilled foundry artisans pour the molten metal into windbell molds to create the Cosanti Originals windbells we’re known for. Widely collected and sought after as a truly "Arizona" piece of art, you can watch our bronze windbells being made Monday-Fridays, at approximately 10:30am and 11:30am. The bronze pour is carefully choreographed and brief (bronze cools and hardens quickly) so plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to not miss this unique spectacle.

Group Tours

We welcome groups of all ages and sizes to Cosanti and are happy to curate a customized experience tailored to your group’s interests. School groups, alumni associations, architects, artists, among others have experienced Cosanti behind the scenes through an insightful guided tour led by our knowledgeable docents. Please contact education@arcosanti.org.