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

Jul 7 @ 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 will be open during the First Friday Art Walk on June 2[...]
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Participants will make two books, an Accordion book and a Japanese Stab book.  Participants will be introduced to the materials, tools, and techniques required make these books and guided through the process. Each student will create their own 4″ x 5″ Accordion Book and 5″ x 8″ Japanese Stab book. All the materials are included.[...]
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
  FunTown Summer Circus Camp for Kids is a fun, funky, creative and energetic summer program in Flagstaff! Children and youth (ages 7-13) of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential through learning circus skills such as stilt walking, acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial dance and trapeze, juggling and[...]
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
*This workshop is FULL, please check back for fall improv workshop announcements Students will engage  in the fundamentals of improv during this seven-week workshop series. The way to build the highest tower is with a strong base.  The workshop is designed for a wide range of experience and comfort levels, from beginners with no practical theater[...]
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
In Lakota tradition the night sky is the home of the Star People—the spirits of our ancestors. Using contemporary colorful illustrations, author and illustrator, S.D. Nelson shares a unique way of seeing the night and making a connection with the natural world.  The stars are transformed into deer, galloping horses, hummingbirds and other winged beings[...]
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Photography That Matters will open with a special daytime brunch reception on Sunday, July 23, 11am-1pm, at the Coconino Center for the Arts. There will be live music, and tasty breakfast foods and mimosas will be served. During the reception, both the NightVisions and Part of a Larger Story exhibitions will be open for viewing.[...]
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
NOTE: due to high interest in this event, we advise attendees to arrive early to secure seats. Seats are general admission, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7pm; Show at 8pm. Photographer and filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic will share time lapse films of the night sky from his Skyglow Project, and videos from other artists exploring the[...]
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is back for its third straight season, featuring three female-driven productions for northern Arizona audiences.  Audiences will be treated to a timeless tragedy of power and influence in this season’s production of Macbeth held at the Coconino Center for the Arts August 4th, 5th and 6th. [separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5″ bottom_margin=”5″ sep_color=””[...]
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is back for its third straight season, featuring three female-driven productions for northern Arizona audiences.  Audiences will be treated to a timeless tragedy of power and influence in this season’s production of Macbeth held at the Coconino Center for the Arts August 4th, 5th and 6th. [separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5″ bottom_margin=”5″ sep_color=””[...]
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is back for its third straight season, featuring three female-driven productions for northern Arizona audiences.  Audiences will be treated to a timeless tragedy of power and influence in this season’s production of Macbeth held at the Coconino Center for the Arts August 4th, 5th and 6th. [separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5″ bottom_margin=”5″ sep_color=””[...]
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is back for its third straight season, featuring three female-driven productions for northern Arizona audiences.  Audiences will be treated to a timeless tragedy of power and influence in this season’s production of Macbeth held at the Coconino Center for the Arts August 4th, 5th and 6th. [separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5″ bottom_margin=”5″ sep_color=””[...]
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land will explore the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition will feature work by more than two dozen artists, including Navajo and Native artists. The show opens with a preview reception for Arts Council members on Saturday, August 12, 6-8pm. It will be[...]