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[...]
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Join us Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 5-7pm for a public reception of The Living Subject, a group exhibition featuring the work of three Arizona-based photographers: Lisa Langell, Don Lawrence, and Amy Martin.  In early April 2017, Hidden Light hosted a portfolio review open to all photographers in the region to have their work evaluated by[...]
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[...]
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Exhibition Now Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition features work by 21 local and regional artists, including Navajo and non-Native artists. The show opened with a Preview Night for Arts Council members on Saturday, August[...]
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Exhibition Now Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm It’s Elemental celebrates the talent and creativity of Arizona’s craftspeople by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. The annual exhibition, hosted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, serves as a perfect lead[...]
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,[...]