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

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