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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall
In celebration of the recently announced Art & Science Fund grant awards, the Arts Council will host a reception at Lowell Observatory on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 5pm. Members of City Council will be in attendance for the event, there will also be performances and presentations from a number of grant recipients. The Flagstaff[...]
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Tips and techniques will be provided to help participants create engaging paintings from their own photographs. Participants will be using watercolor and the information covered will be applicable to all color media used.  Participants will learn to transfer their images to color selections that enliven a painting. This workshop is for Intermediate level students.  If registrants have questions[...]
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council and Dennis Verrett are pleased to present an evening of Improv Comedy Performances! On Monday, August 21 at 7pm, students from the Short 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[...]
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Everyone can find lasting happiness by developing a calm and peaceful mind. Meditation and Modern Buddhism give us the power to actually achieve this. At this inspiring and insightful talk, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will explain how we can improve the quality of our life through transforming our mind. Learn simple and effective meditation techniques to[...]
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Special concert with Navajo rock band Sihasin – the opening act is the performance 2½ Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative performance that thematically ties into the Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land exhibition. Sihasin: Dine’ word- to think with hope and assurance. The process of making critical affirmative action of thinking, planning, learning, becoming[...]
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Learn the best techniques and uses of the versatile media: watersoluble graphite with instructor Elaine Dillingham. It can be used like a pencil to draw lines or do shading. When applying a wet brush, it behaves like watercolor (minus the color). Watersoluble graphite is great for working quickly with the full range of values, whether[...]
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Ashurst Auditorium, NAU Campus
This fall, the Flagstaff Arts Council will unveil Arts & Economic Prosperity, a study of the economic impact of the non-profit arts and sciences in Flagstaff. It will reveal the economic impact of non-profits producing arts, culture and science programming, as well as their audiences and their spending in the community. The study is sponsored[...]
Sep 18 @ 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[...]