The Arts Council is gearing up for the fall season at the Coconino Center for the Arts, with stunning art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and more. This will be a season like no other. Join us for these great events and more.
Fun for the whole family: Coming October 8 – something a little different – magician Eric Giliam will bring his mesmerizing magic show to Flagstaff. The former World Teen Magic Champion has won many awards and prizes since he started performing at age twelve, among them, the award for the most original and innovative stage act presented to him by Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.
Blues master: In December, blues singer-songwriter Tinsley Ellis will bring his soulful tunes to Flagstaff for an intimate concert in the listening room at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Ellis has toured the globe, released 19 albums, and won Rock/Blues Album Of The Year with Tough Love in 2015 from Blues Blast Magazine. He was recently inducted to the New York Blues Hall of Fame.
Buy direct from local artists: The date has been announced for the annual Fine Craft Sale, Flagstaff’s finest holiday marketplace featuring local artists. Twenty artists will showcase their creations, all of which will be for sale at affordable prices just in time for the holiday season. The Sale features handmade jewelry, pottery, glasswork, ornaments, carvings, scarves, hats and other clothing, among a few other surprises.
Get your hands dirty: We have also announced a few opportunities for artists and those of you who want to try your hand at the arts. In August, you can learn improv comedy in a workshop led by local improv man, Garrison Garcia. In October, you can learn Watercolor basics from fine artist and instructor, C. Tanner Jensen. If you prefer to work and practice without instruction, a six-week session of Figure Drawing from live models has just been announced.
In addition to those newly announced events, the next exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts open in August. The Road Ahead features artwork by developmentally disabled adults from the Hozhoni Foundation in Flagstaff and in three other similar programs in San Diego, North Dakota, and Chicago. The show has traveled to all three locations before making its final stop here. In the Jewel Gallery, award-winning artist Bryan David Griffith is showing his exhibition, The Last Bookstores, which documents independent bookstores and their survival and potential comeback.
Be the first to see these exhibitions before they are open to the public! A Members’ Preview Reception is Saturday, August 20, 6-8pm. Become a member now online.
Concerts at the Arboretum
The Summer Concert Series at the Arboretum continues this weekend with the New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek. In September, the Series features the return of The Honey Dewdrops (pictured). Both shows will be spectacular, especially against the best concert backdrop in all of Northern Arizona at the Arboretum.