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 15 @ 11:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Exhibition Open: Hope + Trauma in a Poisoned Land @ Coconino Center for the Arts
11:00 am
Exhibition Now Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00am-5:00pm Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people. The art exhibition features work by 21 local and regional artists, including Navajo and non-Native artists. The show opened with a Preview Night for Arts Council members on Saturday, August[...]
Sihasin + 2½ Minutes to Midnight @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sihasin + 2½ Minutes to Midnight @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
Special concert with Navajo rock band Sihasin – the opening act is the performance 2½ Minutes to Midnight, a collaborative performance that thematically ties into the Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land exhibition. Sihasin: Dine’ word- to think with hope and assurance. The process of making critical affirmative action of thinking, planning, learning, becoming[...]
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Reception for Hope + Trauma in a Poisoned Land @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:00 pm
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[...]
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Environmental and Biological Impact of Uranium @ Coconino Center for the Arts
5:30 pm
This special lecture presentation will explore the impacts of uranium mining and contamination on the environment and on the health of people and animals. There are over 500 abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation alone – and many more throughout the western United States. What is the consequence of these mines on the land,[...]
SCI Talks @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SCI Talks @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:00 pm
SCI Talks is special event of short, TED Talk-style presentations produced by the Flagstaff Festival of Science. The event features four different science lectures on topics from ranging from mammoths to art, and plagues to education. The topics and speakers for 2017 SCI Talks are: Serendipity in Science: A Mammoth Project, presented by David Gillette[...]
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Uranium & the Half-Life of Hope: Future of the Colorado Plateau Forum @ Museum of Northern Arizona | Flagstaff | Arizona | United States
6:00 pm
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[...]
I-Witness: Artist Talk with Pash Galbavy @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
I-Witness: Artist Talk with Pash Galbavy @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:30 pm
Mask maker and performance artist Pash Galbavy (Sedona) uses masks and movement to share her personal and archetypal experience of participating in Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land. Masks of Privilege, Fear, Compassion and more play parts in this story of awakening to the haunting reality that exists right outside of Flagstaff, and which[...]
Cultural and Psychological Impact of Uranium @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultural and Psychological Impact of Uranium @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:30 pm
This special lecture presentation will explore the cultural and psychological impacts of uranium mining and contamination on Navajo people. There are over 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. Navajo people in some communities have learned that their water has been contaminated for years without their knowledge. As recently as 2015, the school district in[...]
Film Showing: Hot Water @ NAU Campus in The International Pavilion (Building 50A)
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Showing: Hot Water @ NAU Campus in The International Pavilion (Building 50A)
6:00 pm
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[...]
Navajo Rug Auction 2018 @ Museum of Northern Arizona
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Navajo Rug Auction 2018 @ Museum of Northern Arizona | Flagstaff | Arizona | United States
9:00 am
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, June 9, 2018. There is no cost to attend and register for a bidder number.[...]