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 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to present the 2017 Viola Awards Nominee Showcase Friday, February 10th at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The evening will feature live music, storytelling, visual art, theater, dance and showcase the nominees of the 2017 Viola Awards. Join us in honoring them! The winners will be announced at the[...]
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Purchase your tickets to the 2017 Viola Awards no later than Monday, February 20! Ticket prices go up on Feb. 21 to $90. Link to purchase below, or you can call us at 928.779.2300. 2017 Gala Info> 2017 Official Nominees>  Ticket Sales Purchase a table Benefits of a table sponsorship include seating closer to the stage, a listing[...]
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm High Country Conference Center
The Viola Awards are Flagstaff’s Oscars for the arts and sciences community. Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. Over 600 people attend the gala event to celebrate and support these amazing folks. The Gala[...]
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[...]
Jan 7 – Jan 8 all-day
The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2018 Viola Awards in celebration of excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. Forty Finalists are recognized across ten categories, with some Finalists being recognized in multiple categories. New categories were added this year to expand the awards: Community Impact (with[...]
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to present the 2018 Viola Awards Nominee Showcase Friday, February 9th at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The evening will feature live music, storytelling, visual art, theater, dance and showcase the finalists of the 2018 Viola Awards. Join us in honoring them! The winners will be announced at the[...]
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm High Country Conference Center
The Gala is SOLD OUT. Please arrive between 5:00-5:30pm to secure parking. No walk-in tickets will be sold. The tenth annual Viola Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. The Viola Awards celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Gala event[...]
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to present the 2019 Viola Awards Nominee Showcase Thursday, February 7th at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The evening will feature live music, storytelling, visual art, theater, dance and showcase the finalists of the 2019 Viola Awards. Join us in honoring them! The winners will be announced at the[...]
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm High Country Conference Center
The eleventh annual Viola Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. The Viola Awards celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Gala event feels a lot like the Oscars for the Flagstaff arts scene! Guests dress in fun and crazy outfits,[...]
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[...]