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

May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Freeman Law
We are pleased to present the 2017 Youth Lens High School Photography Contest and Exhibition. Just over 200 students from local high schools in Flagstaff, Arizona, submitted photographs for this highly competitive exhibition, and 29 photographs were accepted for the show. The exhibition opens for the first time during the First Friday Art Walk on[...]
May 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:35 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Please come join us at our Crossing Borders concert, a fundraiser for No Mas Muertos. We will be singing songs about crossing borders, be they physical, mental, spiritual, or other. We will be joined by the Nau Mariachi group Mar Y Sol, Ed Kabotie, and other special guests. No Mas Muertos is a humanitarian organization[...]
May 8 @ 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. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice[...]
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Join us Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 5-7pm for a public reception of The Living Subject, a group exhibition featuring the work of three Arizona-based photographers: Lisa Langell, Don Lawrence, and Amy Martin.  In early April 2017, Hidden Light hosted a portfolio review open to all photographers in the region to have their work evaluated by[...]
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
  Human Nature Dance Theater will perform an evening of dance, including “Migration”, a new work that explores current immigration issues through emotional personal experience, using a mix of dance, theater, spoken word and music. Imagine a time when you pack your essentials and walk out the door never to return. What if a disaster[...]
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Museum of Northern Arizona
Join the Arts Council and the Museum of Northern Arizona for an evening of roots rockabilly, swinging country, and raucous rhythm and blues by Andy See & His Swinging Jamboree.  This special collaboration is open to Flagstaff Arts Council members free of charge (with membership card) and $5 for non-members.  Thirsty Thursdays is a summer after-hours series, where[...]
Jun 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am Coconino Center for the Arts
Join best selling author and natural dye expert Kristine Vejar in an evening of lively discussion on natural dyeing in the modern world on Saturday June 3rd.  The appetizer/cash bar reception kicks off at 4 pm in the Pioneer Museum Barn, 2340 N Ft Valley Rd in Flagstaff. Kristine’s talk begins at 5:30pm in the[...]
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Joni Pevarnik Studio
Participants are invited to spend a day in the clay studio making their own clay pieces with veteran potter Joni Pevarnik. The first part of the day will be demonstrations of work made on the potters wheel, slab building and hand-building techniques. The second part of the day will give participants the opportunity to make their[...]
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions VI seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the[...]
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Museum of Northern Arizona
Over 300 original Navajo weavings are on the auction block in this fun, fast-paced event. Learn about Navajo weavings, meet the weavers and enjoy Navajo tacos and frybread. This event is held at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Saturday, June 11, 2016. There is no cost to attend and register for a bidder number.[...]
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Joni Pevarnik Studio
Participants are invited to spend a day in the clay studio making their own clay pieces with veteran potter Joni Pevarnik. The first part of the day will be demonstrations of work made on the potters wheel, slab building and hand-building techniques. The second part of the day will give participants the opportunity to make their[...]
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts for a free workshop designed to help artists craft superior grant applications. Whether you’re an emerging artist just learning the ropes or a seasoned pro looking to polish your presentation, this workshop covers the fundamentals while offering an insiders perspective on what funders and review panelists are looking[...]