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

Writers of the Night Sky @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 25 @ 6:30 pm

Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Literary Event to the 2019 Celebration of the Night! This event will be a live reading and performance that features prose and poetry written by local writers paying tribute to Flagstaff’s lovely dark sky cityscape! The contributions will be chosen by a panel of 4 judges: Paul Bogard (author of The End of Night), local writers and literary advocates Katie King and Ky J. Dio, and Coalition founder Lance Diskan. Dapper Dre will be hosting and introducing the Writers, and local photographers will be highlighting their work in the background during the show. Please join us in celebrating our dark sky city and the inspiration of star filled skies through a riveting and exciting literary performance!

$5 suggested donation at the door. Produced as part of Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition’s 2019 Celebration of the Night. See all events on there website: 


LOCAL : COLOR – Opening Reception @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our receptions are the place to be! We have live music, good food, wine and beer, and many of our participating artists on hand.

LOCAL : COLOR is an art exhibition about connections. We invited four seed artists who live in Flagstaff to participate. In turn, those seed artists each invite three more local artists, bringing forth a total of 16 artists to be a part of the exhibition.  Each artist has a connection to every other artist, forming a network web of local talent, separated by only a few degrees. This exhibition will feature a diverse range of styles and media from these local artists, including ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography and more.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6-8pm
Exhibition Open:
June 18 – July 27, 2019  | Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm

2019 Artists participating in LOCAL : COLOR (original invited artists in bold):

  • Kait Arndt
  • Yoa Bo
  • Lydia Chase
  • Joe Cornett Sr.
  • Joe Cornett Jr.

    Jason Hess

  • Jesse Cornett
  • Miranda Delgai
  • Edward Haswood
  • Jason Hess
  • Talaina Kor
  • Paula Rice
  • Hailee Sattley
  • Cazo Seronde
  • Sydney Smith
  • Victoria Vick
  • Peter Wilson


Flagstaff Folk Festival 2019 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music presents the 18th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum Saturday, June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 2019.  Proudly showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. We feature well over 100 acts on five stages, workshops, jams, and more. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in partnership with the Flagstaff Arts Council and the Pioneer Museum.

The entrance fee is $5/person/day -or- $15/family/day.
For more info visit, call 928.606.2064, or email

NEW: Saturday Night Concert featuring:
The Roots & Boots Allstar Band
with special guests John Reischman, KC Groves,
Peter McLaughlin, Chris Brashear, Matt Rolland,
Rebekah Rolland, & Avram Siegel
Doors 6:30 • Show 7:00 PM
$12 with Folk Festival Ticket/$16 without
Purchase Advance Concert Tickets:
or call 928.266.6082