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 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Let the River Speak! The Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River Canyons Dr. Vic Baker, Regents’ Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, and Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, will present his latest findings on Colorado River flood extremes. For over fifty years, Dr. Baker has been studying paleoflood hydrology, authoring or editing eighteen books[...]
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
 The Future of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon Dr. Jack Schmidt will speak about the fate of the Colorado River ecosystem in Grand Canyon, primarily determined by large-scale, basin-wide decisions about how to allocate increasingly scarce water supplies. Decisions about how to distribute long-term water storage in Lakes Mead and Powell and how much[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Thinking Like a Watershed: John Wesley Powell, and the Past and Future of the American Southwest John Wesley Powell understood the challenges of life in a land of little water like few others of his time, and his ideas for settlement of this region were visionary. As water becomes scarcer and more precious in the[...]
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is excited to present Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi  in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition features site-specific immersive installation art by Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi. This unique show will be created for the space at the Coconino Center for the Arts and opens with a Members’ Preview[...]
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is excited to present Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi  in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition features site-specific immersive installation art by Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi. This unique show will be created for the space at the Coconino Center for the Arts and opens with a Members’ Preview[...]
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
We welcome Arts Council Members to join us for a special preview of the It’s Elemental exhibition 2018 on Saturday, November 10, at 5pm. The event will be followed by the Public Opening Reception 6-8 p.m. The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show features jewelry,[...]
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
All are welcome to attend the The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 10, 6-8 p.m. The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more. This year’s exhibition will be open November 13 – December 19, 2018, Tuesday-Saturday,[...]
Jan 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present the 10×10 Exhibition & Sale. This show features the work of 100 artists who have created new, original work and have donated each for sale to support the Coconino Center for the Arts. The small 10×10 size makes the purchase price fit most budgets and either adds[...]
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Incomplete Creature Artist talk by Rodrigo de Toledo about the Myth of the Incomplete Self exhibition The creator of the Myth of the Incomplete Self exhibition will reveal the meaning behind the mysterious symbols in display and their connection to ancient spiritual iconography. He will talk about his creative process, the project’s history, showcase the[...]
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nomads Global Lounge
The Arts Council is thrilled to welcome a new leader to its team, Executive Director, Jonathan Stone. He most recently served as Executive Director of the Downtown Oregon City Association. There, he introduced new community traditions and events as well as expanded outreach and partnerships. Under his leadership, Downtown Oregon City Association was awarded the prestigious[...]
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more, with over 350 works of art! Who will be Flagstaff’s next premier artist? Find out at the 2018 Youth Art Exhibition.[...]
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions VII seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the[...]