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

Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm Nothing can be[...]
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Travel Memories in Watercolor workshop with Pieter Schaafsma, Saturday April 20, 2019. One of the most rewarding ways of recording your travel memories is through the use of a small sketchbook, a pencil and watercolor kit.  Join watercolor artist Pieter Schaafsma who will teach simple techniques to organize a travel sketchbook, basic tools and how to use[...]
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019 The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing[...]
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm Nothing can be[...]
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[...]
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019 The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing[...]
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019 The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing[...]
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Learn to embroider your jeans, your knitting, and anything else you’d like to stitch on! We’ll explore crewel and sashiko styles in this workshop focused on free-form embroidery with thread and wool yarn. Sample different techniques and materials, and learn tips for planning and transferring designs. Come prepared to experiment, have fun, and begin to[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Seeking Sponsorships for Non-Profits with  Jenean (Merk) Perelstein May 18, 2019 The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a new workshop on Seeking Sponsorships for Non-Profits with local leadership guru, Jenean (Merk) Perelstein. Jenean knows how to help get out of your own way and take the necessary steps to attaining financial success for your non-profit business.[...]
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[...]
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Please join Congressman Tom O’Halleran, National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council for a Grants Workshop to learn how to harness resources to support your organization’s arts and cultural activities. Space is limited, please RSVP.
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Coconino Center for the Arts
Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Frederica Hall Monday evenings, 6-9pm, June 3- July 22, 2019 *Make up date schedule for July 29. Drop-ins welcome! The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The eight-week series[...]