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

Dec
20
Fri
A Winter Solstice Indigenous Acoustic Revue @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm

 

A Winter Solstice Indigenous Acoustic Revue

featuring Klee Benally’s CD Release show & Warm Clothing Drive

Music Featuring: Radmilla Cody, Klee Benally, Sage Bond & Sunburnt Stone
$10 suggested donation
Please bring a warm clothing donation for unsheltered relatives

Radmilla Cody, traditional Diné singer/songerwriter from Leupp
Klee Benally, Indigenous acoustic agitation for liberation from Kinłani/Flagstaff
Sage Bond, acoustic metal from Tuba City
Sunburnt Stone, Southwestern Americana from Albuquerque

The show will take place on Friday, December, 20, 6-9pm. Admission is by donation and will be accepted at the door.

 

 

Jan
7
Tue
Open Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
with moderator Frederica Hall

Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, December 3, 10, 17 & January 7, 14, 21

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 six-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: $100 for Arts Council members and students, or $108 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for nonmembers. Drop-in’s welcome!

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Frederica Hall 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.

Frederica Hall follows a multi-disciplinary approach in the arts, working primarily in visual arts that source performance-art and vice versa. Her work is informed by the mysterious surrounding cosmos, reflections on myth, metaphor, and humanities’ uncharted origins.  

To register in advance please email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org

 

Member & Student fee:
$100 / all 6 sessions,  Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:
$108 / all 6 sessions Or $20/session

 

 

 

Jan
14
Tue
Open Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
with moderator Frederica Hall

Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, December 3, 10, 17 & January 7, 14, 21

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 six-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: $100 for Arts Council members and students, or $108 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for nonmembers. Drop-in’s welcome!

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Frederica Hall 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.

Frederica Hall follows a multi-disciplinary approach in the arts, working primarily in visual arts that source performance-art and vice versa. Her work is informed by the mysterious surrounding cosmos, reflections on myth, metaphor, and humanities’ uncharted origins.  

To register in advance please email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org

 

Member & Student fee:
$100 / all 6 sessions,  Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:
$108 / all 6 sessions Or $20/session

 

 

 

Jan
21
Tue
Open Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
with moderator Frederica Hall

Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, December 3, 10, 17 & January 7, 14, 21

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 six-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: $100 for Arts Council members and students, or $108 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for nonmembers. Drop-in’s welcome!

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Frederica Hall 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.

Frederica Hall follows a multi-disciplinary approach in the arts, working primarily in visual arts that source performance-art and vice versa. Her work is informed by the mysterious surrounding cosmos, reflections on myth, metaphor, and humanities’ uncharted origins.  

To register in advance please email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org

 

Member & Student fee:
$100 / all 6 sessions,  Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:
$108 / all 6 sessions Or $20/session

 

 

 

Jan
25
Sat
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. 

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

Flagstaff Arts Council presents

The Senators

w/ Rebekah Rolland and Quinn Scully

EP RELEASE SHOW!

*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.

​Quinn Scully Music is all work written by and in association with Arizonan performing artist Quinn Scully. Quinn performs as a solo artist as well as in the group Quinn & the Confluence – a rock & roll outfit featuring Tre Hibbert and Jillian Wagner. The band released their debut album ‘Time and Wishful Thinking’ in early 2017. Other associated acts include: Dew West, Sci-fi Country, The Senators, and Fortune Cellar.

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.

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

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Feb
6
Thu
An Evening with George Winston @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

An Evening with George Winston

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records in 2019. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com.

The show will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are tiered $45, $55, or $65 depending on the section. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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

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Feb
12
Wed
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of
Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia

Dates: Wednesday’s February 12- March 18, 2020

*Student Showcase on March 19, 2020

Pricing: $200 / Members receive 10% off!

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2020!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

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For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300 Or email Sarah Smallwood, ssmallwood@flagartscouncil.org

Feb
13
Thu
Art & Science Grant Workshop – Mandatory to apply @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Art and Science Grant

General Operating Support and Innovative Capacity Building Project grants for the grant cycle of 7/1/20 thru 6/30/21 are OPEN now.

Application Deadline is March 30th 2020

The Flagstaff Arts Council Art & Science grants are funded through the City of Flagstaff BBB tax funds.  This grant cycle has a new refreshed approach to help the applicants have a clear approach to their funding request.  These revisions are being reviewed in the mandatory workshop dates below.

To be eligible to apply, please attend one of these workshop dates.

Mandatory Information Sessions:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

or

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Please contact grant staff if you have missed either of these dates.

Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Show featuring Tow’rs @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council presents

Valentine’s Concert Featuring Tow’rs

Plus Wine + Chocolate Tasting

Join us for our annual Valentine’s show kicking off with a complimentary wine & chocolate tasting followed by a concert featuring Flagstaff based folk-rock band Tow’rs. Each concert go-er will also receive a free cookie from Crumbl Cookies!

In 2019 Tow’rs released their latest album titled New Nostalgia to follow up their three other independent releases. You should check them out. They say way more about the band than a bio ever could.

The show will take place on Friday, February 14, 2020, doors are at 7:30pm with a wine and chocolate tasting, the show will begin at 8:15pm. Tickets are $20 advance/ $25 day of show. Arts Council Members receive 10% discount! Contact the Center for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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

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Feb
23
Sun
Flor De Toloache @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

Flor De Toloache

Latin GRAMMY Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music.

Over the course of the last few years, Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performances to sold out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC 930 Club and Nashville’s Ryman Theater (The Grand Ole Opry).

Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” in 2015.  The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”,  their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and BBC 2’s Later with Jools Holland.

Flor de Toloache is currently working on a new record for label oneRPM, the first single for which is released on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2019. The band’s new album, scheduled for release in May 2019.

Oh, and one more thing: early in the new year, keep an ear out for a very special single release collaboration between Flor De Toloache and R&B superstar Miguel

The show will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 advance/ $22 day of show. (Members recieve 10% discount! Contact the Center for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

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

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Feb
29
Sat
Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music present

Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school. Gaining attention in the 1980’s with Colorado’s Hot Rize, O’Brien scored a country hit with Kathy Mattea’s cover of his song Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986. Soon artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks also covered his songs. Collaborators include his sister Mollie O’Brien, old time musician Dirk Powell, and songwriters Darrell Scott, Steve Earle, and Mark Knopfler. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015.

Notable O’Brien recordings like the bluegrass Dylan covers of Red On Blonde and the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of The Crossing led to Grammy winning CD’s Fiddler’s Green (2005) and The Earls of Leicester (2014). 2017’s Where the River Meets the Road paid tribute to the music of his native West Virginia. This year’s March 2019 release, Tim O’Brien Band, features well known players Mike Bub (bass), Shad Cobb (fiddle), and Patrick Sauber (banjo/guitar), and Jan Fabricius (vocal). Shaping Tim’s Blues, Jazz, and Celtic influences within a string band setting, they transform five originals and eight well-chosen covers into his own unique brand of bluegrass. 

Tim O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner Jan Fabricius on harmony vocals. Featuring his solid guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, the shows cover a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.

The show will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2019, doors are at 7pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $34 FFOTM Members / $36 advance/ $40 day of show. Arts Council Members recieve 10% discount! Contact the Center for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued. To recieve the FFOTM discount please email admin@ffotm.org for the code. 

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

 

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