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 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Museum of Northern Arizona
Over 300 original Navajo weavings are on the auction block in this fun, fast-paced event. Learn about Navajo weavings, meet the weavers and enjoy Navajo tacos and frybread. This event is held at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Saturday, July 20, 2019. There is no cost to attend and register for a bidder number.[...]
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 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing Sessions with moderator Frederica Hall Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 10 – October 29, 2019 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 is for those artists who would like to[...]
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing Sessions with moderator Frederica Hall Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 10 – October 29, 2019 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 is for those artists who would like to[...]
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing Sessions with moderator Frederica Hall Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 10 – October 29, 2019 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 is for those artists who would like to[...]
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 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Local artist and landscape designer, Pieter Schaafsma will provide a discussion on the aesthetics of Stone Balancing and the place and time for stone balances in nature.  Recent controversial concerns about the movement of rocks in the wilderness will be addressed in this eye opening talk. Demonstrations by four expert stone balancing artists, Simone Campisano,[...]
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
*This workshop has been postponed to January 2020. Confirmed dates will be announced soon. The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning  Monday, September 30th, 2019! The workshop consists of 5 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing Sessions with moderator Frederica Hall Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, September 10 – October 29, 2019 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 is for those artists who would like to[...]