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 24 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am
Flagstaff Arts Council announces the ArtBox Institute 2015. The ArtBox Institute is a four-month professional development program for creatives, arts administrators, gallery owners, and artists of any medium, any age, at any stage of a career. The ArtBox Institute recognizes the value of artists to express the human spirit and the power of learning to[...]
Sep 6 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am Firecreek Coffee Company
The Inaugural ArtBox Institute (ABI) Class of 2014 is ready to graduate! The group came together for the opening weekend retreat at the Coconino Center for the Arts in January 2014, and has been participating in ArtBox sessions since. This event features the artists in the 2014 ABI class in an art exhibition. The exhibition,[...]
Sep 1 – Nov 17 all-day
Registration for the 2016 class of the ArtBox Institute is now open. Discover how to grow and build your portfolio and brand, and get your work in front of more people.  Open your art. The ArtBox Institute is a business training and professional development program for creatives, arts administrators and artists of any medium, any[...]
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Ashurst Auditorium, NAU Campus
This fall, the Flagstaff Arts Council will unveil Arts & Economic Prosperity, a study of the economic impact of the non-profit arts and sciences in Flagstaff. It will reveal the economic impact of non-profits producing arts, culture and science programming, as well as their audiences and their spending in the community. The study is sponsored[...]
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Art & Science Forum is a gathering of professionals, Board members, artists, promoters, and educators working in the arts, culture, and/or sciences field in the greater Flagstaff area. It’s mini-conference for Flagstaff’s arts and sciences. How do we work together to build the cultural sector in Flagstaff? What needs should be prioritized? What[...]
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Thriving Artist Series was developed by Phoenix based visual artist Antoinette Cauley as a tool for artists looking to go from working full time corporate jobs to becoming a full time working artist. The series gives a well rounded understanding of what it takes to run a successful art business and maintain a steady[...]
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present this Grant Writing Workshop with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as part of the ArtBox Institute. Participants will be given the tools they need to successfully prepare and write grants, using simple techniques and sound principles. Instructors will review grant guidelines for existing grants, review examples of[...]
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present this Branding Excellence Workshop with Graphic Design/ Marketing expert Julie Sullivan, as part of the ArtBox Institute. In this full-day workshop, local business owner, Julie Sullivan, will present branding concepts to artists and non profits, who will learn to better establish themselves and businesses to greater audiences. “Branding[...]
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present Website Production and Social Media for Artists, as part of the ArtBox Institute.In this half day workshop, Flagstaff business owner, Matt Beaty will provide information on developing websites for artists and guidance on social media messaging. With the myriad choices available to build your own website and to[...]
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tom Alexander Studio
The Arts Council is pleased to present the Photographing Your ArtWork workshop, as part of the ArtBox Institute. In this half-day workshop, Flagstaff business owner Tom Alexander will teach artists the dynamics of acquiring quality photography of their artwork, providing them with the foundation to apply for exhibitions and galleries. We will be discussing how to[...]
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present the  Video Production workshop, as part of the ArtBox Institute. In this half-day workshop, local videographer, Nick Geib, will demonstrate to students the dynamics of shooting and editing video footage and will present the importance of using video to promote artists and their artwork. This course will cover the[...]
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Arts Council is pleased to present the Financial Literacy for Non-Profits workshop, as part of the ArtBox Institute. Financial literacy made easy for non-profits! In this half-day workshop, Flagstaff CPA LuAnn Roberts will help participants understand non-profit accounting. Learn how to create reliable data and generate strong reports for your Board, for grant applications,[...]