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

Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council has announced grant opportunities for non-profit arts, culture and/or science organizations for the coming fiscal year. Grant funds come from the City of Flagstaff’s Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) tax revenues – 7.5% is allocated to arts and science programming that benefits residents of and visitors to Flagstaff. The Arts Council[...]
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Purchase your tickets to the 2017 Viola Awards no later than Monday, February 20! Ticket prices go up on Feb. 21 to $90. Link to purchase below, or you can call us at 928.779.2300. 2017 Gala Info> 2017 Official Nominees>  Ticket Sales Purchase a table Benefits of a table sponsorship include seating closer to the stage, a listing[...]
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
This winter, the Flagstaff Arts Council will host a figure drawing workshop taught by Shawn Skabelund. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for six weeks from January 30 – March 6. This is an opportunity to study figure drawing with personal instruction from[...]
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm online
Artists, local businesses, and the community of Flagstaff have generously donated dozens of exciting items and experiences to the silent auction to benefit the Flagstaff Arts Council. The auction is open to anyone who wants to participate, as it is hosted online. The items in the auction will be featured at the Viola Awards Gala,[...]
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more, with over 350 works of art! Who will be Flagstaff’s next premier artist? Find out at the 2017 Youth Art Exhibition.[...]
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council and Garrison Garcia are pleased to present an evening of Improv Comedy Performances!  On Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm, the class of the Intermediate Improvisational Comedy Workshop Series will be featured for their comedic talents in a Graduation Showcase.  Watch as your suggestions are transformed into comedy gold in front of your very eyes. [...]
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Flagstaff, many venues
View the Interactive Online ArtWalk Map > First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 4-8pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats and much much more. Many downtown hot spots remain open[...]
Mar 3 @ 6:40 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Come out and shake off the icicles of Winter at our concert, we will be singing music from around the globe, featuring local guest musicians, Poet Khara House, and premiering a new piece from local composer Owen Davis. Flagstaff Sings! is here to offer a new choral experience in Flagstaff, by singing exciting literature with a[...]
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm High Country Conference Center
The Viola Awards are Flagstaff’s Oscars for the arts and sciences community. Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. Over 600 people attend the gala event to celebrate and support these amazing folks. The Gala[...]
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Arts Council and Flagstaff Aerial Arts are pleased to announce The Spring Break Circus Camp taking place March 13- March 17, 2017. The camp will be held at the Coconino Center for the Arts from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. daily with a culminating performance on Friday, March 17. The Spring Break Circus Camp is[...]
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice[...]