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

Sep 1 – Nov 17 all-day
Registration for the 2016 class of the ArtBox Institute is now open. Discover how to grow and build your portfolio and brand, and get your work in front of more people.  Open your art. The ArtBox Institute is a business training and professional development program for creatives, arts administrators and artists of any medium, any[...]
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Fires of Change Exhibition is an NEA-funded art exhibition open Tue-Sat 11a-5p. The exhibition explores, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. Fires of Change will be open from Sept. 5 – Oct. 31, 2015, Tuesday – Saturday,[...]
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Arboretum
Flagstaff Arts Council and The Arboretum at Flagstaff are pleased to present Ritmo Latino Band in concert at The Arboretum on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Doors open at 4:45 pm and the concert is from 5:30 – 7 pm with an intermission. Led by singer Andres Martinez, Ritmo Latino masterfully mixes up a Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha[...]
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present Cassie and Maggie MacDonald at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:00pm.  Cassie and Maggie MacDonald grew up in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, surrounded by its long-standing musical[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition explores, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. A celebratory reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, as part of the Flagstaff[...]
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Workshop and demonstrations led by experts in stone balancing will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Sunday, September 20 from 9 am to 12 pm. Tickets are $25 to participate at the Coconino Center for the arts. These activities will be let by instructors, Peter Juhl and Tim Anderson. An additional[...]
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Talk #1: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Curator of the Fires of Change exhibition, Shawn Skabelund (pictured), will talk about his approach to the exhibition, how the Fire Science Bootcamp impacted him and the artists, and what it was like working with the eleven artists. Pete Fulé, a professor in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, will discuss the[...]
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Please note: there has been a change in speaker. Fernanda Santos will be on assignment covering the Pope’s visit to America and is not available to provide the keynote presentation. Our keynote presentation for the Fires of Change exhibition is from Stephen Pyne, author, professor and speaker, who is known as one of the world’s[...]
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Inspired by the proliferation and success of TED’s winning formula for engaging, short talks in an intimate, fun setting, the 2015 Flagstaff Festival of Science will be presenting the first annual SCI Talks (Science, Communication, Innovation) event. The SCI Talks will highlight local scientists and science educators sharing their research and innovative science communication ideas. Presentations from: Moses Milazzo, Ph.D from[...]
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Talk #2: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present HONEYHONEY in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm. HONEYHONEY is an American alternative folk group based out of Los Angeles. The band is made up of musical[...]