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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Sep 23 @ 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 will be open to the public August 15 – October 28, 2017. This event is a special[...]
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016, and Yahoo Music’s Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017… Described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as “genre-melding indie-folk,” The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) exhibit “a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands.” From 2012-2014, The Accidentals[...]
Sep 24 @ 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 24 from 9 am to 12 pm. The workshop will be hosted by instructors, Douglas Case and Pieter Schaafsma  teaching people the art form of stone balancing as well as how to photograph[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
This special lecture presentation will explore the impacts of uranium mining and contamination on the environment and on the health of people and animals. There are over 500 abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation alone – and many more throughout the western United States. What is the consequence of these mines on the land,[...]