Breaking News
More () »

Rediscover Arizona: The creation of Cosanti's signature bronze bells

Cosanti is a historical hidden gem in the Valley!

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Cosanti is a cultural treasure tucked away in Paradise Valley. Once an art gallery, a studio and a home all in one, the little gem has grown into something much bigger.

Maybe you've heard of Arcosanti -- or at least seen the exit for when traveling up I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff. That architecturally-amazing and ecologically-friendly community first began at Cosanti!

Architect and artist Paolo Soleri created both, beginning with Cosanti in the 1950s. He used "earth-casting" to create the one-of-a-kind structures you can tour on the 5-acre property.

As tour Cosanti, you can watch artists at work as they carry on the studio's legacy! Cosanti is known for its signature bronze bells but other unique pieces of art like tiles and jewelry are created here too.

Cosanti doesn't give tours during the hot summer months but tours will be starting up again soon on September 11th.

>> Download the 12News app for the latest local breaking news straight to your phone. 


Explore amAZing people, places and things across our state on our 12News YouTube playlist here.

Watch 12News+ for free

You can now watch 12News content anytime, anywhere thanks to the 12News+ app! 

The free 12News+ app from 12News lets users stream live events — including daily newscasts like "Today in AZ" and "12 News" and our daily lifestyle program, "Arizona Midday"—on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. 

12News+  showcases live video throughout the day for breaking news, local news, weather and even an occasional moment of Zen showcasing breathtaking sights from across Arizona. 

Users can also watch on-demand videos of top stories, local politics, I-Team investigations, Arizona-specific features and vintage videos from the 12News archives. 

RokuAdd the channel from the Roku store or by searching for "12 News KPNX." 

Amazon Fire TV: Search for "12 News KPNX" to find the free 12News+ app to add to your account, or have the 12News+ app delivered directly to your Amazon Fire TV through Amazon.com or the Amazon app. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out