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

Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm The Arboretum
Flagstaff Arts Council and The Arboretum at Flagstaff are pleased to present The Honey Dewdrops in concert at The Arboretum on September 3, 2016. Doors open at 4:45 pm and the concert is from 5:30 – 7 pm with an intermission. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops,[...]
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm The Arboretum at Flagstaff
This magical holiday festival is in its second year, in partnership with the The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and has proven a wonderful tradition for the whole family. Showcasing donated and decorated trees, lights, wreaths and other beautiful displays created by the local Flagstaff community on display inside the historic Walter Reichart house, all to be[...]
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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 opens with a preview reception for Arts Council members on Saturday, August 12, 6-8pm. It will be[...]
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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 Coconino Center for the Arts
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 Coconino Center for the Arts
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,[...]
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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 Museum of Northern Arizona
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[...]
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
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[...]
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm NAU Campus in The International Pavilion (Building 50A)
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[...]