Out in the middle of the desert in Arizona is an architectural and social experiment named Arcosanti. It was conceived as a far grander project by the Italian visionary architect Paolo Soleri, but even after a few decades of building, it exists as a small, eccentric place for "alternative" living and architectural experimentation. There is also an ambient/prog rock music festival there every fall called "Different Skies." Many of my ambient music friends from the "Stillstream" community will be there. This Photoshop sketch, which is not a portrait of Arcosanti but inspired by it, is in honor of them. The festival begins September 14, with a gala final concert on September 20.