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

Apr
27
Sat
Night Creatures: Bats @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Mary Layman’s favorite mammals are bats, and her enthusiasm for these remarkable animals will lead participants on an exploration filled with wonder and amazement. Learn how bats fly, what they eat, and why they play vital roles in nearly all ecosystems on Earth. “Miss Mary” has been an educator for 22 years, spending the first part of her teaching career as a traveling environmental educator for the non-profit Willow Bend Environmental Education Center in Flagstaff. She believes people of all ages learn best through play, and designs learning experiences that spark imagination, encourage creativity, and foster safe exploration.

This event is free and open to the public. Produced as part of Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition’s 2019 Celebration of the Night. See all events on there website: flagstaffdarkskies.org 

 

May
25
Sat
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: flagstaffdarkskies.org 

 

Mar
7
Sat
12th Annual Viola Awards Gala @ High Country Conference Center
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The twelfth annual Viola Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 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.

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 Science sector. All winners of the 2020 Viola Awards will be announced at the gala event.

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 202o Viola Awards in celebration of excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. Thirty-eight Finalists are recognized across nine categories, with some Finalists being recognized in multiple categories.

2020 Viola Awards Gala Schedule

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

(Please arrive between 5:00-5:30pm to secure parking)

Order of Awards

  • STEAM
  • EMERGING ARTIST
  • EDUCATOR
  • PLACEMAKING
  • MUSIC
  • VISUAL ARTS
  • COMMUNITY IMPACT INDIVIDUAL
  • COMMUNITY IMPACT ORGANIZATION
  • PERFORMING ARTS

PURCHASE TICKETS

A portion of your ticket is tax deductible.

This year’s menu will include:

Fresh crunchy Romaine & Baby Spring Mix w/dried Cranberries, Grape tomatoes, candied Walnuts, Gluten Free Pasta & Mandarin Oranges offered with Champagne Vinaigrette (Gluten Friendly & Dairy Free)

CHOICE OF:

Seared White Fish w/Orange Beurre Blanc (Gluten Friendly & Diary Free) with Whipped Potatoes (Gluten Friendly) & Honey Ginger Petite French Carrots (Dairy Free & Gluten Friendly)

Blue Cheese topped Bistro Steak with Béarnaise sauce (Gluten Friendly) with Whipped Potatoes (Gluten Friendly) & Honey Ginger Petite French Carrots (Dairy Free & Gluten Friendly)

Stuffed Mushroom (stuffed with rice, tomatoes, herbs, olives, peppers, golden raisins with a Chimichurri sauce) (Vegan & Gluten Friendly) with Whipped Potatoes (Gluten Friendly) & Honey Ginger Petite French Carrots (Dairy Free & Gluten Friendly)

And for dessert, Flourless Chocolate tort with Raspberry Coulis (Gluten Friendly)

PURCHASE TICKETS

2020 Title Sponsor

2020 Founding Sponsor

Official After Party Hosted by Hotel Monte Vista