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 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Learn the basics of botanical illustration with Sheila Murray, Arboretum Research Botanist and Artist. Learn how to translate what you see in the natural world into scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing works of art. Basic skills learned will include composition, three-dimensional rendering, black ink pen technique, some botanical anatomy fundamentals, and drawing from herbarium specimens.[...]
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Frederica Hall Monday evenings, 6-9pm, June 3- July 22, 2019 *Make up date schedule for July 29. Drop-ins welcome! The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series[...]
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Frederica Hall Monday evenings, 6-9pm, June 3- July 22, 2019 *Make up date schedule for July 29. Drop-ins welcome! The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series[...]
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Frederica Hall Monday evenings, 6-9pm, June 3- July 22, 2019 *Make up date schedule for July 29. Drop-ins welcome! The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series[...]
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present Bill Callahan With Jake Xerxes Fussell After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005’s A River Ain’t Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheartboth mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound[...]
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Living Traditions Presentations and the Flagstaff Arts Council present Old Blind Dogs Since forming in the early 1990’s, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring[...]
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Arts Council present Sway Wild (featuring Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw) Album Release Show Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw (from San Juan Island, Washington State, US), now joined by long-time friend and bassist Thom Lord, are back at it with a new sound, new album and new name – Sway Wild! Their exceptional harmonies[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Learn Astrophotography with photographer Abe Snider Begin at the Coconino Center for the Arts with a presentation on best practices for night shooting. We will discuss a range of topics including how to find a dark sky area and preparing for the shot, an overview of camera and lens settings, how to focus a lens[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Arts Council presents The Senators w/ Rebekah Rolland EP RELEASE SHOW! Phoenix-based folk band The Senators recently left the desert to go to the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, a long-time cultural hotbed of folk art and musicians including The Band, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. After sending a homemade demo to one[...]
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Living Tradition Presentations and the Flagstaff Arts Council present Daimh                        ‘One of the most exhilarating acoustic bands on the Celtic map’ Irish Music Magazine    ‘Their music is powerhouse stuff, and their gigs are an overwhelming and exuberant experience.’ Songlines  Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic[...]
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Living Tradition Presentations and the Flagstaff Arts Council present Jim Malcolm                         ‘One of the most outstanding talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years’ The Independent  ‘Quietly, unforcefully and undeniably stunning’ Mojo  Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Traveling the[...]
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present The Accidentals Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. The female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks.[...]