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

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[...]
Let the River Speak! @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Let the River Speak! @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
Let the River Speak! The Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River Canyons Dr. Vic Baker, Regents’ Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, and Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, will present his latest findings on Colorado River flood extremes. For over fifty years, Dr. Baker has been studying paleoflood hydrology, authoring or editing eighteen books[...]
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Future of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
 The Future of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon Dr. Jack Schmidt will speak about the fate of the Colorado River ecosystem in Grand Canyon, primarily determined by large-scale, basin-wide decisions about how to allocate increasingly scarce water supplies. Decisions about how to distribute long-term water storage in Lakes Mead and Powell and how much[...]
Thinking Like a Watershed: John Wesley Powell, and the Past and Future of the American Southwest @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
Thinking Like a Watershed: John Wesley Powell, and the Past and Future of the American Southwest John Wesley Powell understood the challenges of life in a land of little water like few others of his time, and his ideas for settlement of this region were visionary. As water becomes scarcer and more precious in the[...]
Artist Talk: The Incomplete Creature @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Artist Talk: The Incomplete Creature @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:30 pm
The Incomplete Creature Artist talk by Rodrigo de Toledo about the Myth of the Incomplete Self exhibition The creator of the Myth of the Incomplete Self exhibition will reveal the meaning behind the mysterious symbols in display and their connection to ancient spiritual iconography. He will talk about his creative process, the project’s history, showcase the[...]
Night Creatures: Bats @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Night Creatures: Bats @ Coconino Center for the Arts
7:00 pm
Mary Layman’s favorite mammals are bats, and her enthusiasm for these remarkable animals will lead participants on an exploration filled with wonder and amazement. Learn how bats fly, what they eat, and why they play vital roles in nearly all ecosystems on Earth. “Miss Mary” has been an educator for 22 years, spending the first[...]
Writers of the Night Sky @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Writers of the Night Sky @ Coconino Center for the Arts
6:30 pm
Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition is thrilled to announce the addition of a new Literary Event to the 2019 Celebration of the Night! This event will be a live reading and performance that features prose and poetry written by local writers paying tribute to Flagstaff’s lovely dark sky cityscape! The contributions will be chosen by a[...]