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

Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land will explore the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition will feature work by more than two dozen artists, including Navajo and Native artists. The show opens with a preview reception for Arts Council members on Saturday, August 12, 6-8pm. It will be[...]
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall
In celebration of the recently announced Art & Science Fund grant awards, the Arts Council will host a reception at Lowell Observatory on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 5pm. Members of City Council will be in attendance for the event, there will also be performances and presentations from a number of grant recipients. The Flagstaff[...]
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land will explore the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition will feature work by more than two dozen artists, including Navajo and Native artists. The show will be open to the public August 15 – October 28, 2017. This event is a special[...]
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[...]
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
At this special Members’ Preview Reception, Arts Council members receive 10% off purchases of art in the It’s Elemental and Foundations exhibitions. Members, exhibiting artists, and their guests are welcome to attend the reception. There will be live music, hors d’ouevres, and a cash bar. You can become a member here. The popular fine craft[...]
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
All are welcome to attend the The Public Opening Reception on Saturday, November 11, 6-8 p.m. This year there will be a special giveaway at the reception, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate for $160 towards artwork in the show! The raffle will take place at 7:30pm, you must be resent to[...]
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, Flagstaff artist Julie Comnick raises questions about the relationship between advancing technology and diminishing cultural heritage. Comnick invites the[...]
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, Flagstaff artist Julie Comnick raises questions about the relationship between advancing technology and diminishing cultural heritage. Comnick invites the[...]
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more, with over 350 works of art! Who will be Flagstaff’s next premier artist? Find out at the 2018 Youth Art Exhibition.[...]
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Join us for a special brunch reception at the Coconino Center for the Arts to see the new art exhibition, Echoes of Loss. During the midday opening, mimosas and breakfast foods will be served along with ambient live music. The curators and some of the participating artists will be in attendance to talk about the[...]
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Join us for Happy Hour at the Arts Center! Featuring the new art exhibition Emergence, currently on view in the Hidden Light gallery, Michael Pierre Price’s MAPS: Enigmatic Landscapes in the Jewel Gallery, and Echoes of Loss in the Main Gallery. Happy Hour will be 4-6pm. There will be an Artist Talk by Michael Pierre Price[...]