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

Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Flagstaff, many venues
View the Interactive Online ArtWalk Map > First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 4-8pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats and much much more. Many downtown hot spots remain open[...]
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Flagstaff, many venues
View the Interactive Online ArtWalk Map > First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 4-8pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats and much much more. Many downtown hot spots remain open[...]
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Flagstaff, many venues
View the Interactive Online ArtWalk Map > First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Each first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 4-8pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats and much much more. Many downtown hot spots remain open[...]
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[...]
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 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 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[...]
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Museum of Northern Arizona
Please note: this event is held at the Museum of Northern Arizona The disturbing legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation is well known to people who live near abandoned mines and mills. In 2005, the Nation banned uranium mining and milling on its nearly 30,000 square mile reservation, but it does not have[...]
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm NAU Campus in The International Pavilion (Building 50A)
This film showing is on the NAU Campus in The International Pavilion (Building 50A). Part of the Better World Film Series. When you were growing up, how many people did you know who had cancer? How many do you know today? Filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint travel to South Dakota following a story about[...]
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, in conjunction with the Flagstaff Arts Council and Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a film screening of The Shepherdess of the Glaciers at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The screening begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a Q&A session with director[...]
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Please join us this Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:30pm. We will explore three key questions: How do we foster an even stronger creative economy? What collectively inspires us and makes Flagstaff unique? (Hint: the intersection of art & science is key.) And, how do we promote cultural equity and consciousness? These questions could greatly[...]