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

Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #1 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #1 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
4:00 pm
Talk #1: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Fires of Change: Curator and Scientist @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fires of Change: Curator and Scientist @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
The Curator of the Fires of Change exhibition, Shawn Skabelund (pictured), will talk about his approach to the exhibition, how the Fire Science Bootcamp impacted him and the artists, and what it was like working with the eleven artists. Pete Fulé, a professor in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, will discuss the[...]
Stephen Pyne: Fires of Change Keynote @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stephen Pyne: Fires of Change Keynote @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
Please note: there has been a change in speaker. Fernanda Santos will be on assignment covering the Pope’s visit to America and is not available to provide the keynote presentation. Our keynote presentation for the Fires of Change exhibition is from Stephen Pyne, author, professor and speaker, who is known as one of the world’s[...]
Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #2 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #2 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
4:00 pm
Talk #2: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014[...]
Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #3 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fire Science and Art Series: Talk #3 @ Coconino Center for the Arts
2:00 pm
Talk #3: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition will present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014 and how it impacted their art for this exhibition. In[...]
Artist Talk: Bullets and Fire @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Bullets and Fire @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:30 pm
Conversation with Artists Azin Seraj and Ruth Liberman Moderated by Tara Kohn and Björn Krondorfer In conjunction with the exhibit Echoes of Loss, please join co-curators Björn Krondorfer, NAU’s Director of the Martin-Springer Institute and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies, and Tara Kohn, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art History at Bowdoin[...]
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
4:00 pm
“You can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t taste it, can’t talk about it” Community Reading Performances of Chernobyl Voices on Wednesday April 18, 4:00-4:30pm Saturday May 5, 1-1:30pm Thursday May 17, 4:00-4:30pm as part of the exhibition ECHOES OF LOSS: ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO TRAUMA Members of the Flagstaff community read aloud fragments of survivor[...]
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
1:00 pm
“You can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t taste it, can’t talk about it” Community Reading Performances of Chernobyl Voices on Wednesday April 18, 4:00-4:30pm Saturday May 5, 1-1:30pm Thursday May 17, 4:00-4:30pm as part of the exhibition ECHOES OF LOSS: ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO TRAUMA Members of the Flagstaff community read aloud fragments of survivor[...]
Artist Talk: Feathers and Fabric @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk: Feathers and Fabric @ Coconino Center for the Arts
2:00 pm
Conversation with Artists Eric O’Connell and Gina Adams Moderated by Catherine Petersen and Björn Krondorfer In conjunction with the exhibit ECHOES OF LOSS, please join Björn Krondorfer, NAU’s Director of the Martin-Springer Institute and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies, and Catherine Petersen, Lecturer in NAU’s Art History program, in conversation with participating artists Eric O’Connell and Gina Adams. Originally[...]
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chernobyl Voices @ Coconino Center for the Arts
4:00 pm
“You can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t taste it, can’t talk about it” Community Reading Performances of Chernobyl Voices on Wednesday April 18, 4:00-4:30pm Saturday May 5, 1-1:30pm Thursday May 17, 4:00-4:30pm as part of the exhibition ECHOES OF LOSS: ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO TRAUMA Members of the Flagstaff community read aloud fragments of survivor[...]