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

May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
“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[...]
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Folk Festival takes place at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, and proudly showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. We feature well over 100 acts on five stages, workshops, jams, and more. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional[...]
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Folk Festival takes place at the Coconino Center for the Arts and Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, and proudly showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. We feature well over 100 acts on five stages, workshops, jams, and more. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional[...]
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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 Coconino Center for the Arts
 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[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flag Wool and Fiber Festival, in conjunction with the Flagstaff Arts Council and Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a film screening of The Shepherdess of the Glaciers at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The screening begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a Q&A session with director[...]
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
TWO DAY EVENT  Saturday 10a-5p & Sunday 12-4p FREE & Open to the public The Fine Craft Sale features more than 20 local artists in a marketplace setting. The event is perfectly timed – and affordably-priced – just for the holiday season. Handmade art and fine craft on sale in the Marketplace: jewelry, clothing, pottery, ornaments,[...]
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
TWO DAY EVENT Saturday 10a-5p & Sunday 12-4p FREE & Open to the public The Fine Craft Sale features 21 unique local artists in a marketplace setting. The event is perfectly timed – and affordably-priced – just for the holiday season. Handmade art and fine craft on sale in the Marketplace: jewelry, clothing, pottery, ornaments,[...]
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
May 25 @ 6:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]