Arcosanti Photography Tour

Arcosanti, United States

Experience hosted by Jessica

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

Oh the places we'll go! Hello and welcome to an overview of the Arcosanti Photography Tour!

We'll officially begin the tour with a brief introduction to Arcosanti (the prototype Arcology), the Cosanti Foundation and your tour guide Jessica Jameson. Before we depart everyone will have signed liability forms and media consent release forms.
Location: Cafe
Duration: 10m

Now we're ready to take some photos! We'll depart from the Gallery and walk through Arcosanti as a group with cameras and tripods (optional) to photograph unique architectural elements and structures set against the high desert of central Arizona.
Location: Arcosanti
Duration: 45min

We'll conclude the tour with a quick debrief and tour feedback. Everyone is welcome to lunch in the Visitor's Center Cafe depending the seasonal availability of food services and it's operating hours. Or you are welcome to pack your own and enjoy it in the Cafe indoor or outdoor dining areas!
Location: Cafe
Duration: 5m

Please keep in mind that the Arcosanti Photography Tour is mostly an outdoor walking tour along uneven concrete surfaces and multiple stairways. The Arcosanti Photography Tour is subject to cancellation based on extreme weather conditions.

Other things to note:
• Please bring sunscreen/clothes that correspond with the season
• Everyone will be signing a liability/media consent release form
Oh the places we'll go! Hello and welcome to an overview of the Arcosanti Photography Tour!

We'll officially begin the tour with a brief introduction to Arcosanti (the prototype Arcology), the Cosanti Foundation and your tour guide Jessica Jameson. Before we depart everyone will have signed liability forms and media consent release forms.
Location: Cafe
Duration: 10m

Now we're ready to take some photos! We'll de…

What's included

  • Tickets

Meet your host, Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Jessica Jameson is an Arcosanti resident and tour guide, arriving from the east coast of Canada as a professional photographer and environmental advocate. Jessica’s educational background includes a BA Honors in Environmental Studies and a graduate diploma in Environmental Visual Communication from the Royal Ontario Museum. She specializes in environmental portraits and creative on-location photography that takes advantage of the interplay between built and natural environments. Arcosanti, located in the high desert of Arizona, has become her greatest muse.
Jessica Jameson is an Arcosanti resident and tour guide, arriving from the east coast of Canada as a professional photographer and environmental advocate. Jessica’s educational background includes a BA Honors in Environmental Studies and a graduate diploma in Environmental Visual Communication from the Royal Ontario Museum. She specializes in environmental portraits and creative on-location photography that takes advantage of the interplay between built and natural environments. Arcosanti, locat…
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About the organization: Cosanti Foundation



The mission of The Cosanti Foundation is to explore the experiential and educational benefits of integrating architecture and ecology. The Cosanti Foundation's goals are to inspire research, actuate conversations surrounding environmental stewardship and further demonstrate the Arcosanti urban laboratory as a prototype Arcology. Arcosanti offers overnight stays in our one-of-a-kind Airbnb units!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Cosanti Foundation.

Where you'll be

Arcosanti's architecture has round shapes, sweeping curves and textured concrete surfaces, including Crafts III, the Ceramics Apse and Vaults (archways). The Colly Garden is a peaceful oasis on the mesa's south-east edge. The East Crescent Complex hosts the open-air Amphitheater, while the Minds Garden is lined with olive and Italian cypress trees. DUE TO COVID, guests are prohibited from visiting interior spaces, besides the Visiter's Center.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Monica
July 2021
We really enjoyed our photo tour with Jessica. We loved the stories, archival photos and observing the foundry. The highlight for me was all the little details I could appreciate because she could slow the pace and share what her experiences as a resident there for a few years. Excellent tour! We learned so much and left totally inspired. Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about Arcosanti.
We really enjoyed our photo tour with Jessica. We loved the stories, archival photos and observing the foundry. The highlight for me was all the little details I could appreciate b…
Sevi
April 2021
My experience with Jessica was absolutely amazing! She has helped me to have wonderful photos from Arcosanti and gave me some functional photography tips! She was a wonderful company as well, I didn’t even realize how fast that one hour went by. She has a great knowledge of Arcosanti’s history. I would highly recommend! It was a wonderful experince.
My experience with Jessica was absolutely amazing! She has helped me to have wonderful photos from Arcosanti and gave me some functional photography tips! She was a wonderful compa…
LaTrelle
April 2021
Jessica was knowledgeable, pleasant and went of her way to give us a very personal tour catered to our interests. Highly recommended!! 5 star.....
Alisa
November 2020
Arcosanti is unique experience tucked away in the Sonora Desert. Jessica is brilliant artist and incredibly thoughtful. My photography skills are amateur at best and Jessica was patient and explained tips and terms in manner I could keep up. It really inspired me to continue exploring my camera and various lens types. I am looking forward to return.
Arcosanti is unique experience tucked away in the Sonora Desert. Jessica is brilliant artist and incredibly thoughtful. My photography skills are amateur at best and Jessica was pa…
Robert
January 2020
The experience Jessica shared with us today we will always remember. She is beyond knowledgeable of the Arcosanti complex, and an amazing photographer who took beautiful pictures of us and also showed us some of the best shots and how to take them. Highly recommend for anyone staying overnight!
The experience Jessica shared with us today we will always remember. She is beyond knowledgeable of the Arcosanti complex, and an amazing photographer who took beautiful pictures o…
Tin
June 2021
Jessica was an excellent host, very knowledgeable and friendly. Wonderful experience.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera (the best camera is the one you have with you)

Tripod (optional)