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

Looking Back: Woodstock 50 Years Ago @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm

The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff presents

Looking Back: Woodstock 50 Years Ago

a film by Alberto Engeli

“Looking Back-Woodstock: 50 Years Ago” is a nostalgic look at the unforgettable and extraordinary Festival through first-person accounts and interviews with Woodstock performers, attendees and organizers. The film recounts their memories of one of the most famous concerts in rock history. Not only did Woodstock rock Max Yasgur’s farm, it also rocked the world.

Revisiting the Woodstock scene and atmosphere in the country in the summer of 1969, Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, John Sebastian, and the couple photographed for the “Woodstock” Music from the Original Soundtrack and More” album cover were all interviewed by Engeli, along with Flagstaff artist and photographer Mike Frankel, Jefferson Airplane’s personal photographer at the event.

“I met attendees, photographers and musicians who took part in that glorious event; they told me about those days, but also how their lives changed over the next few years,” said Engeli in statement. “I tried to capture its essence, its spirit. I wanted to convey to those who were not there (me, first of all) what that festival really meant.”

A Q and A with the Director ALBERTO ENGELI and MIKE FRANKEL will follow the screening of the film.

The film screening will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7pm. Tickets are $6, proceeds will benefit The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. 






Intermediate / Advanced Figure Drawing Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 16 @ 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, January 27, 2020! This Intermediate/ advanced level workshop consists of seven 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.

In this course, participants will be given the opportunity to draw multi hour long poses to create finished drawings. Students will use the figure as a compositional device and will be given specific assignments to work these compositions out. Students will produce a minimum of three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety of materials and mediums.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn received his MFA from 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.


Pricing:  $195 Early Bird Pricing (by January 13th) / $215 General Pricing
*Arts Council Members Receive 10% off! 

If you have questions about this session, contact Sarah Smallwood at (928) 779-2300 x103.



The Senators w/ Rebekah Rolland @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council presents

The Senators

w/ Rebekah Rolland


*This show was postponed from 9/28/19. All ticket sales for the original date will be honored. 

Phoenix-based folk band The Senators recently left the desert to go to the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, a long-time cultural hotbed of folk art and musicians including The Band, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. After sending a homemade demo to one of their idols, producer Simone Felice (Felice Brothers, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers), The Senators were invited to record the album at Simone’s studio – an old converted barn.
The band recently released three tracks from that album as the Promised Land EP, collaborating with acclaimed, Phoenix-based Fortoul Brothers for visuals, and is currently preparing to release their full sophomore album.

The Senators have showcased in major US markets, opened for Phillip Phillips and other national acts, are licensed for overhead play in all N. America Starbucks locations and have been featured on Billboards Next Big Sound charts.

Rolland steps into a new season with Mary / Louise, bookend to her 2018 debut solo release and prelude to upcoming collaborative songwriting project with longtime partner and bandmate, Matt Rolland.

Lauded as “a creature of perpetual musical motion” by the Columbia Tribune, Rolland’s songwriting first took flight in Tucson-based band Run Boy Run, and has since been featured on Spotify’s official “New Roots” playlist and honored by the International Acoustic Music Awards. PopMatters listed her solo debut, Seed & Silo, on its “20 Best Folk Albums of 2018” and Americana UK calls it “a slice of folk perfection.”

Characteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, her writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the trials and triumphs that make up the stories of the past and the present.

The show will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019, doors are at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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