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 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Human Nature Dance Theatre debut at the Coconino Center for the Arts this fall, presented by The Flagstaff Arts Council. The show takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. Based out of Flagstaff, Human Nature Dance Theatre is a collaborative performance group that brings progressive[...]
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival now in their 4th season, continue to deliver on their commitment to bringing exceptional and accessible classical theatre to northern Arizona and beyond. The 2018 season explores the tensions of social structures and generational expectations, and the inevitable consequences of oppression. Audiences will witness the destruction of societies and families as[...]
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival now in their 4th season, continue to deliver on their commitment to bringing exceptional and accessible classical theatre to northern Arizona and beyond. The 2018 season explores the tensions of social structures and generational expectations, and the inevitable consequences of oppression. Audiences will witness the destruction of societies and families as[...]
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival now in their 4th season, continue to deliver on their commitment to bringing exceptional and accessible classical theatre to northern Arizona and beyond. The 2018 season explores the tensions of social structures and generational expectations, and the inevitable consequences of oppression. Audiences will witness the destruction of societies and families as[...]
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival now in their 4th season, continue to deliver on their commitment to bringing exceptional and accessible classical theatre to northern Arizona and beyond. The 2018 season explores the tensions of social structures and generational expectations, and the inevitable consequences of oppression. Audiences will witness the destruction of societies and families as[...]
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[...]
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Mary Layman’s favorite mammals are bats, and her enthusiasm for these remarkable animals will lead participants on an exploration filled with wonder and amazement. Learn how bats fly, what they eat, and why they play vital roles in nearly all ecosystems on Earth. “Miss Mary” has been an educator for 22 years, spending the first[...]
May 10 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Arts Council and Human Nature Dance Theater are pleased to present “River of Stars Show” in concert at Coconino Center for the Arts on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show beings at 7:30 PM. This performance is part of the 2019 Celebration of the Night. Flagstaff continues to[...]
May 25 @ 6:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Literary Event to the 2019 Celebration of the Night! This event will be a live reading and performance that features prose and poetry written by local writers paying tribute to Flagstaff’s lovely dark sky cityscape! The contributions will be chosen by a[...]