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
Sun
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

March 17- May 5, 2019

Sunday afternoons, 3 hours. 3-6p for 8 weeks

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $130 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non-members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Mar
25
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.

In this Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Mar
30
Sat
Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Board Development (two-part series) @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

TWO-DAY Workshop
Sat, March 30 & Sun, March 31 | 9am-12:30pm

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization is the ultimate governing body of the group. Individually and collectively, the board is responsible for financial oversight, providing leadership and direction, being transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, and protecting its legal liability.

It’s rare to discover a board member of a nonprofit that has strong expertise in all areas of board duties. Nearly every board member will benefit by developing knowledge in each of these areas.

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These two half-day workshops led by Jarrett Ransom will cover:

  • Recruiting New Board Members
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Keeping Your Board Engaged
  • Evaluating of Board Members
  • Firing a Board Member
  • Fundraising for Boards

Jarrett Ransom has more than 15 years of international and national experience in nonprofit management. In 2009 she created the Rayvan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on sustainable practices for nonprofits worldwide. Their specialities include strategic visioning, fund and board development, donor stewardship, client and corporate relations, special events, and grant writing. She develops comprehensive growth strategies for nonprofits and entrepreneurial businesses and helps them reach their goals.

Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. She is the recipient of many awards such as 40 Under 40, AZCentral Who’s Next Nominee, Greater Phoenix Athena Nominee, AmAZing Women of Arizona recipient and the Global Women’s Summit Leadership Award. There is no denying Jarrett’s passion about empowering others and supporting mission-driven organizations that benefit their community.

Price for both days is: $45 for members/ $55 non-members
REGISTER NOW

 

Mar
31
Sun
Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Board Development (two-part series) @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

TWO-DAY Workshop
Sat, March 30 & Sun, March 31 | 9am-12:30pm

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization is the ultimate governing body of the group. Individually and collectively, the board is responsible for financial oversight, providing leadership and direction, being transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, and protecting its legal liability.

It’s rare to discover a board member of a nonprofit that has strong expertise in all areas of board duties. Nearly every board member will benefit by developing knowledge in each of these areas.

REGISTER NOW

 

These two half-day workshops led by Jarrett Ransom will cover:

  • Recruiting New Board Members
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Keeping Your Board Engaged
  • Evaluating of Board Members
  • Firing a Board Member
  • Fundraising for Boards

Jarrett Ransom has more than 15 years of international and national experience in nonprofit management. In 2009 she created the Rayvan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on sustainable practices for nonprofits worldwide. Their specialities include strategic visioning, fund and board development, donor stewardship, client and corporate relations, special events, and grant writing. She develops comprehensive growth strategies for nonprofits and entrepreneurial businesses and helps them reach their goals.

Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. She is the recipient of many awards such as 40 Under 40, AZCentral Who’s Next Nominee, Greater Phoenix Athena Nominee, AmAZing Women of Arizona recipient and the Global Women’s Summit Leadership Award. There is no denying Jarrett’s passion about empowering others and supporting mission-driven organizations that benefit their community.

Price for both days is: $45 for members/ $55 non-members
REGISTER NOW

 

Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

March 17- May 5, 2019

Sunday afternoons, 3 hours. 3-6p for 8 weeks

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $130 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non-members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Apr
1
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.

In this Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Muskellunge @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present Muskellunge in Concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Muskellunge is contemporary, original American music that incorporates the traditions of the past into the topics of today. Muskellunge consists of: Nolan McKelvey (Vocals/Guitar), Aaron Tyler (Mandolin/Vocals), Tim Hogan (Bass/Vocals), Frank Dedera (Banjo), and Ron James (Drums). Muskellunge won a Boston Music Award for “best folk act”, and they performed on nationally syndicated “Nashville Bluegrass Breakdown” and “World Cafe” radio shows.

Nolan moved back to Arizona from Boston in 2004 and quickly formed Muskellunge. Over the course of his twenty-year career he has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Pickin in the Pines Festival, and many more. Nolan has been dubbed “One of the best songwriters of the Southwest” and “Flagstaff’s Poet Laureate” by FlagLive! and was elected “Best Musician,” by the Arizona Daily Sun Reader’s Poll.

Nolan McKelvey has covered nearly every corner of the country and received critical acclaim along the way from Magazines likeNo Depression, Country Standard Time, The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, and Performer Magazine among many others. Muskellunge’s most recent CD, Dark Sky City is available now. For more information about the band visit www.nolanmckelvey.com

The show will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 on the day of the concert. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below, or  in person at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and downtown at Arizona Music Pro with cash or check only. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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Apr
7
Sun
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

March 17- May 5, 2019

Sunday afternoons, 3 hours. 3-6p for 8 weeks

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $130 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non-members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Apr
8
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.

In this Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Della Mae @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Greenhouse Productions and Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present Della Mae in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7:30 pm.

Della Mae is a Nashville-based string band with a reputation for charismatic live performances. This all female string band is made up of lead vocalist/guitarist Celia Woodsmith,2-time national champion fiddle player Kimber Ludiker, mandolinist Lyn Gardner, and upright bassist Zoe Guigueno. Their versatility and various origins create a vibrant experience that listeners never forget. Their bluegrass, Americana sound combined with their contemporary lyrics allow them to stand alongside the greatest in the industry.

 Since performing in Boston in 2009, Della Mae has stood out in the field of bluegrass. In 2014 they were nominated for a Grammy award for their debut album. The band spent much of their time traveling over 30 countries around the world spreading their message of peace through music. Della Mae wants to make a difference and after taking a break from the road they are embarking on a new chapter together. Their mission is to showcase top female musicians and improve opportunities for women through mentorship. These fearless and inspirational women share their passion for music as well as helping other young women pursue their dreams.

This show will take place on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the concert. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Coconino Center for the Arts and downtown at Arizona Music Pro (cash or check only). All ticket sales are final –  no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with out partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: https://tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Apr
12
Fri
Jessica Fichot @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present Jessica Fichot in Concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Friday, April 12, 2019. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the concert begins at 8:00 PM

Drawing from her French, Chinese, and American roots, Jessica Fichot uses her multi-ethnic background to create an intoxicating fusion of jazz and folk sounds. Her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band captivate audiences from around the world. Jessica regularly performs in China, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the U.S. Her music fuses styles and languages that allow all listeners to go on a musical journey around the globe.

The LA Times raves: “Fichot’s music is a glittering testament to L.A.’s multiculturalism: she brings an art-song sensibility to delightfully catchy tunes.”

The show will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and downtown at Arizona Music Pro (cash or check only). All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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Tickets are available at AZ Music Pro

PURCHASE TICKETS
Apr
14
Sun
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

March 17- May 5, 2019

Sunday afternoons, 3 hours. 3-6p for 8 weeks

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $130 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non-members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session