The Arts Council presents a variety of events throughout the year, at the Coconino Center for the Arts and in other venues around Flagstaff. At the Center, you’ll experience art exhibitions, compelling concerts, and more. Around Flagstaff, we host performances on downtown Flagstaff’s Heritage Square, concerts in the idyllic setting at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and Navajo Rug Auctions at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Upcoming Events

Mar
24
Fri
Jon Stickley Trio @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present the Jon Stickley Trio in concert. The show will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Friday, March 24, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm.

The Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their 2nd album, Lost at Last, this past October. The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music along with some captivating covers. Lost at Last was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at the iconic Echo Mountain Studios under the watchful eye of producer Dave King (The Bad Plus). King is also producing the band’s next album set to be released in spring of 2017!

The concert will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts located at 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person at Coconino Center for the Arts, Arizona Music Pro, or online by visiting flagartscouncil.org. To avoid an online purchasing fee, please call the Coconino Center For the Arts at (928) 779-2300. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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Apr
8
Sat
Breaking the Barrier – Opening Reception @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present Breaking the Barrier, an exhibition which features interactive artworks in a variety of mediums that engage with all five senses; sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. This exhibition promises to be unlike any other show presented at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

The Exhibition will be open April 11 through May 27, 2017.  The opening reception will be held Saturday April 8, 6-8pm, with live performance art by Shawn Skabelund, interactive music by Owen Davis, cash bar, and light hor d’oeuvres.

Breaking the Barrier showcases work varying in scale, materials, and style that will invite visitors to engage their sense and manipulate the art in new and exciting ways. Everyone who walks through the door will essentially become part of the exhibition. The works range from a site-specific immersive room-like installation, to panels that will be built by the application of visitors’ discarded chewing gum.  Viewers will be surprised, challenged, and delighted to interact with each artwork in the exhibit.

Breaking the Barrier is approaching artwork on another level, and is something you don’t typically get to experience in Flagstaff. I feel it is important to push the boundaries of what an exhibition at the Center could be.” Travis Iurato, Artistic Director

The show features local, national and international artist from New York to San Francisco, from France to Flagstaff.  Artists include: Daniel Rozin, Leo Castaneda, Allen Riley, Christian 11, Cathy Gazda, Ben Craigie, Liesa Lietzke, Deb Strong Napple, Shawn Skabelund, Frederica Hall, Cathi Borthwick & Sharon Richards, Elijah Bourque, Gregory Zushka, Robert Jackson, Yelena Roslaya, Steven White, Brice Roy, & Karina Puga.

Breaking the Barrier is generously supported by:

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Apr
19
Wed
David Lindley @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

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Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present David Lindley live in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:30 pm with an opening act. David Lindley will take the stage at 8:15 pm.
 
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed
instruments including Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki.
 
At his expansive and eclectic live performances David Lindley consistently gives one of the most unique concert experiences available to adventuresome music listeners. The eye-poppingly clad “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.
 
Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9, prices range from $25-$40 based on seat location. To avoid purchasing fee, tickets can be purchased at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Arizona Music Pro, or by calling (928) 779-2300. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.
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