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

May 3 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am Criollo Latin Kitchen
Join us for the first-ever Cash For Local Change event! Celebrate local business, bikes and First Friday ArtWalk all in one event. Criollo will host the band Raillery, serve up tasty tacos and drink specials, and showcase bicycle art in support of the Flagstaff Biking Organization, all on the back patio of Criollo Latin Kitchen[...]
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:00 am Incahoots Vintage Clothing & Costumes
CASH MOB & Sidewalk Sale at Inchoots Vintage Clothing & Costumes! Get your costumes and outfits for the summer festival season: Hullabaloo, Firefly, Pride, Adult Prom and more. There will be bins priced at $1, $2 and up, and racks with $5 and $10 items. Don’t miss this big event! BRING CASH to support this[...]
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition explores, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. This preview reception for members of the Flagstaff Arts Council is scheduled for Thursday,[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition explores, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. A celebratory reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, as part of the Flagstaff[...]
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Talk #1: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Curator of the Fires of Change exhibition, Shawn Skabelund (pictured), will talk about his approach to the exhibition, how the Fire Science Bootcamp impacted him and the artists, and what it was like working with the eleven artists. Pete Fulé, a professor in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, will discuss the[...]
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Please note: there has been a change in speaker. Fernanda Santos will be on assignment covering the Pope’s visit to America and is not available to provide the keynote presentation. Our keynote presentation for the Fires of Change exhibition is from Stephen Pyne, author, professor and speaker, who is known as one of the world’s[...]
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Talk #2: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Talk #3: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition will present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014 and how it impacted their art for this exhibition. In[...]
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[...]
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts