Since 1970, the Cosanti Foundation, a non profit organization that runs Arcosanti, has hosted thousands of students and professionals that have journeyed to Arcosanti to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops conducted by Soleri and his staff. The Colly Soleri Music Center, named after Paolo’s wife Colly, offers a program of performing artist from around the world of the highest talents. Perched high on a mesa in the desert above a majestic canyon, Arcosanti has abundant views with a beautiful stream running through the canyon to a large pond surrounded by lush landscape on 25 acres of a 4,000 acre preserves, all owned by the Cosanti Foundation.
Arcosanti is like a giant futuristic ecology camp, very romantic in it’s ideas and concepts by Paolo Soleri, the great dreamer, architect, artist, and philosopher. While I was on my visit to Arcosanti I had the pleasure of meeting Jeffery Buderer, one of Construction & Agriculture Dept. staff members of Arcosanti at the time. He was willing to give me a personal and most interesting tour of Arcosanti on his free time. He showed me the back views of the vast acres of beautiful land surrounding Arcosanti that few tourist ever see. He introduced me to some of the people living and working in Arcosanti. I enjoyed my tour and conversations with Jeff and all his vast, long experiences of working and living at Arcosanti for some years.