March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
High Country Conference Center
Drury Hotel
201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The Gala is SOLD OUT. Please arrive between 5:00-5:30pm to secure parking. No walk-in tickets will be sold.

The tenth annual Viola Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. The Viola Awards celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Gala event feels a lot like the Oscars for the Flagstaff arts scene! Guests dress in fun and crazy outfits, many in formal wear, and there’s even a Best Dressed contest.

The event is the largest non-profit arts fundraiser in Northern Arizona and also serves as an award ceremony celebrating the best of Flagstaff’s Arts and Sciences. All winners of the 2018 Viola Awards will be announced at the gala event.

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2018 Viola Awards in celebration of excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. Forty Finalists are recognized across ten categories, with some Finalists being recognized in multiple categories. New categories were added this year to expand the awards: Community Impact (with awards for Individuals and Organizations separately), Innovation, and Music.


2018 Viola Awards Gala Schedule

5:00-6:00pm Viola Cocktail Hour
6:00-9:00pm Dinner, Performances and Awards Ceremony

All of the 2017 Viola Award Winners

Order of Awards

Business for the Arts
Science Education
Viola Legacy Award
Arts Education
Emerging Artist
Community Impact – Individual
Community Impact – Organization
Performing Arts
Visual Arts

2018 Dinner Menu

Grilled Apple Salad
Complimented with tossed Greens, Marinated Roasted Tomatoes, grilled Jicama, Cojita Cheese
Paired with a Prickly Pear Vinaigrette or Ranch
Main Course Options include a Choice of:
Grilled Medallion of Beef
Complimented with Chipotle-Chive Mashed Potatoes, accompanied by grilled Baby Carrots and Asparagus
Finished with a Green Peppercorn Demi-glace sauce
 – OR –
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Cakes (Vegan)
Wheat Quinoa, spinach, chopped Pecans with a roasted Red Pepper Sauce Service with Chipotle Chive Mashed Potatoes
 – OR –
Herb Pan Seared Snapper
Complimented with Wild Rice and Chives, accompanied with Asparagus with a Citrus Cream Sauce
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse Tower

2018 Title Sponsor

Founding Sponsor


2018 Major Sponsors



Findlay Toyota




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