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

Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Exhibition Now Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition features work by 21 local and regional artists, including Navajo and non-Native artists. The show opened with a Preview Night for Arts Council members on Saturday, August[...]
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Thriving Artist Series was developed by Phoenix based visual artist Antoinette Cauley as a tool for artists looking to go from working full time corporate jobs to becoming a full time working artist. The series gives a well rounded understanding of what it takes to run a successful art business and maintain a steady[...]
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
At this special Members’ Preview Reception, Arts Council members receive 10% off purchases of art in the It’s Elemental and Foundations exhibitions. Members, exhibiting artists, and their guests are welcome to attend the reception. There will be live music, hors d’ouevres, and a cash bar. You can become a member here. The popular fine craft[...]
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
All are welcome to attend the The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 11, 6-8 p.m. This year there will be a special giveaway at the reception, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate for $160 towards artwork in the show! The raffle will take place at 7:30pm, you must be resent to[...]
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Figure Drawing led by Shawn Skabelund returns to Center for a six week workshop. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, from November 13- December 18. This is an opportunity to study figure drawing with personal instruction from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund. The[...]
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Exhibition Now Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm It’s Elemental celebrates the talent and creativity of Arizona’s craftspeople by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. The annual exhibition, hosted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, serves as a perfect lead[...]
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council and Garrison Garcia are pleased to present an evening of Improv Comedy Performances! On Friday, November 17 at 7pm, students from the Long-Form Improvisational Comedy Workshop Series will be featuring their comedic talents in a Graduation Showcase. Watch as your suggestions are transformed into comedy gold in front of your very[...]
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present this Grant Writing Workshop with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as part of the ArtBox Institute. Participants will be given the tools they need to successfully prepare and write grants, using simple techniques and sound principles. Instructors will review grant guidelines for existing grants, review examples of[...]