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

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]