Viola Awards

Save the Date! 13th Annual Viola Awards to take place on Friday, June 18, 2021

2020-11-05T16:03:10-07:00November 4th, 2020|News, Uncategorized, Viola Awards|

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – The Flagstaff Arts Council is happy to announce that the 13th Annual Viola Awards will take place on Friday, June 18, 2021. This new date provides the greatest opportunity to host an awards event in-person, likely outdoors. The Viola Awards, historically hosted in March, are a celebration of our creative community. [...]

Request for Proposals from Artists: Creation of the 2021 Viola Awards

2020-11-05T16:06:56-07:00October 20th, 2020|News, Viola Awards|

13th Annual Viola Awards Request for Proposals from Artists: Creation of the Viola Awards Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking proposals from qualified Flagstaff-area artists to create the awards for the 13th Annual Viola Awards. The Viola Awards are Flagstaff’s Oscars for the arts community.  Celebrating excellence in the arts, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations, and leaders [...]

Viola Awards Archives – 2020

2020-08-27T10:25:18-07:00August 27th, 2020|Archives, Viola Awards|

2020 Finalists 2020 Award Winners & Photos 2020 Sponsors Back to Viola Awards Archives This year we have two Viola Legacy Award recipients. The Legacy Award recognizes lifetime achievement and impact in the arts in Flagstaff. Shonto Begay has had a long and impressive career as a working [...]

Andres Adauto “Dapper Dre”

2020-01-19T04:04:06-07:00January 19th, 2020|Impact Ind., Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Community Impact (Individual) Andres “Dapper Dre” Adauto has immersed himself in all things arts and culture in Flagstaff. In everything he does, Dapper Dre does it with a focus on cultivating Flagstaff’s unique creative community. In 2016, Dre began co-managing the Urban Flea Market with Art & Heather Babbott, a unique [...]

The Canaries: A Cautionary Tale

2020-01-19T04:04:06-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music The Canaries build a window into modern folk with the release of their debut album, A Cautionary Tale. Members Olivia Both, Julia Hagen, Emma Zimmer and Sean Golightly intermingle each other’s vocals with a wide variety of instruments to create rich, textured ditties. The album was [...]

Tow’rs: New Nostalgia 

2020-01-19T04:04:07-07:00January 19th, 2020|Music, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music New Nostalgia is the fourth full-length independent release from Flagstaff band Tow’rs, released this fall. It follows their self-titled debut, winner of the Emerging Artist Award in 2015, along with The Great Minimum and Grey Fidelity, Viola Finalists in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Husband and wife [...]

Lunar Legacy

2020-01-24T14:47:13-07:00January 19th, 2020|Impact Org., Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Community Impact (Organization)  The “Lunar Legacy” celebration was a community collaboration led by Discover Flagstaff (The City of Flagstaff’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) and Kevin Schindler, Lowell Observatory’s Historian, exemplifying the same spirit of collaboration that first put American astronauts on the moon. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the [...]

Jody Laura

2020-01-17T10:49:14-07:00January 19th, 2020|Educator, Viola Awards|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education Jody Laura has created a music program that introduces kids to music at the youngest of ages! This may seem like a "throw away" age for music education, but Jody is teaching kids in a way that is really making a difference and is showing all [...]

Rodrigo de Toledo for the Myth of the Incomplete Self: A Psycho-Archaeological Codex

2020-02-28T13:21:47-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Accompanied with a book and a dance performance, Rodrigo de Toledo puts on an exhibit that takes ancient and modern symbols and re-invents them into his own context. The artist started this project in 2005 when his interest in iconography began. Through immersive research, Rodrigo [...]

Arts Council Sponsors

Northern Arizona University
Babbitt Brothers