In this issue:

June First Friday ArtWalk

Memento Mori by Tina Mion

Navajo Rug Auction

Summer Concert Series

Summer Nights on the Square

FunTown Circus Camp

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Artist Opportunities

Professional Development Grant


Great Events Around Flagstaff

Almost, Maine
Doris Harper-White Playhouse
May 23 – June 8

Moonshine Mafia
The Museum Club
June 6

Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival
Pepsi Amphitheater
June 7

Flagstaff Hullabaloo
Wheeler Park
June 7 – 8

The Orpheum Theater
June 11

Anam Cara & The Boys
Heritage Square
June 12

Flagstaff Communicators Panel: You’ve Got Mail
Collins Irish Pub Speakeasy
June 12

Love and Theft
The Museum Club
June 13

Movies on the Square: “Up”
Heritage Square
June 14

Made in the Shade
Pepsi Amphitheater
June 14

Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang
The Orpheum Theatre
June 14

Outdoor Festival
Mormon Lake Lodge
June 14

Amy Lavere
The Green Room
June 13

Flagstaff Chili Festival
Thorpe Park
June 14 – 15

Guys and Dolls
Sinagua Middle School
June 12 – 15

Williams Train Days
Grand Canyon Railway
June 14 – 15

Movies on the Square: “Hunger Games 1”
Heritage Square
June 21

Flagstaff Blues and Brews
Continental Driving Range
June 21

Harlis Sweetwater Band
The Green Room
June 20

The Big Heap
Coconino County Fairgrounds
June 21 – 22

Pets in the Pines
Wheeler Park
June 22

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo
Coconino County Fairgrounds
June 27 – 29

Pride in the Pines
Thorpe Park
June 28 – 29

More events at the Flagstaff events calendar:
Flagstaff 365


About Flagstaff Arts CouncilAboutStaff


Our Sponsors


Hotel Monte Vista


Full Circle Trade and Thrift


Melissa Cripps, State Farm Agent


Freeman Law


Nature Exposed Photography


Doubletree Hotel


National Endowment for the Arts


Arizona Commission on the Arts


Coconino County


City of Flagstaff- BBB Revenue



With the warmer weather now upon us, there are a great many outdoor events to enjoy in Flagstaff. There are festivals and shows aplenty in town at Heritage Square and Wheeler Park and on the outskirts of town at Fort Tuthill and the Arboretum.

That said, two events in mid-June that are at the top of my list are indoors. We are pleased and honored to host an exhibition featuring the art of Tina Mion (from La Posada Hotel) at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Her art carries many stories and layers, so rich in the viewing and even richer when you hear her tell them. I hope you will join us for the Members’ Reception on June 12 (become a member here).

The other event is the Navajo Rug Auction, at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Saturday, June 14. When I first started producing Auctions in Prescott 12 years ago, it was as a fund raiser. It became clear, though, over the years, that the events are important to the many weavers here in Northern Arizona. Many of them sell their art directly through the Auctions alongside other consignors. There are great deals to be had, but meeting the weaver behind a choice work that you just purchased is one of the experiences that makes the Auction so much fun. I also hope you’ll join us at MNA for this lively event.


John Tannous, Executive Director
Flagstaff Arts Council


First Friday ArtWalk
Historic Downtown Flagstaff
Friday, June 6, 6 – 9 pm


Stop Action Reaction by Tina Mion<br /><br />
Stop Action Reaction by Tina Mion
Memento Mori by Tina Mion
Tuesday – Saturday, June 17 – September 6
Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to announce a new exhibition by Winslow artist, Tina Mion, titled “Memento Mori”.“Memento Mori” is Latin for “remember that you will die”. Memento Mori paintings were common in Europe and throughout the world until the last century. They were not meant to scare but to remind viewers to make the most of their brief lives. This exhibition of Tina Mion’s Memento Mori drawings and paintings will take the viewer on a journey of artistic and spiritual exploration: what is our place in the world? What IS death? What – if anything – comes after?The subjects of Mion’s Memento Mori include the lives of humans, of animals and of life on our planet. She weaves into her work references to American history, world religions, science, and current issues such as the right to die.

The Member’s Preview Reception will be held on Thursday, June 12 from 6 – 8 pm. Members of the Flagstaff Arts Council are invited to bring a guest to a special advance preview of the exhibition. Costumes are encouraged, just for the fun of it! You’ll hear a short talk by Ms. Mion and enjoy an evening of dessert and champagne. Memberships start at $35 and are available for purchase at the door. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Hellstern by June 9th at or 928-779-2300.

The Public Opening Reception will be held on Friday, June 13 from 6 – 8 pm. Our opening receptions are the place to be! Live music, great art, a gallery full of energy, tasty food and beverages. The artist will be in attendance.

Refreshments are provided by Whole Foods.


Navajo Rug Auction
Saturday, June 14, 1 – 6 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona

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.

Our auctions are led by auctioneers from The R. B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post. Bruce Burnham and his family are well known for their work in trading Native art of the four corners area for five generations.

Specialists and experts in the field of Native American art and Navajo weaving will be on site to identify handspun, hand-carded, and vintage pieces verses acrylic yarns to ensure quality items and prices. Information on how to evaluate and buy Navajo rugs will also be available.

There is an auction preview from 9am-1pm; the Auction begins at 2pm. There is no cost to attend and register for a bidder number. The Museum of Northern Arizona is located at 3101 North Fort Valley Road, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.


Summer Concert Series at The Arboretum of Flagstaff

In collaboration with Flagstaff Arts Council, The Arboretum at Flagstaff presents the 2014 Summer Concert Series, featuring performers with folk and world music influences. Concerts are held on the first Saturday evening of June, July, August, and September, with an additional concert on June 21, at 5:30 pm on the outdoor stage of The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Musical performances take place under the shade of the cool pines with a view of the San Francisco Peaks, rain or shine.

Concertgoers may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages for a picnic setting. Picnic blankets or concert chairs are encouraged. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the venue. The concert series is perfect for those beautiful Flagstaff summer evenings!

Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Group
June 7 at 5:30 pm

Chris and Lena Jacome – Flamenco Duet
June 21 at 5:30 pm


The Arboretum of Flagstaff is located at 4000 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

Tickets: $18 non-member | $14 member of Flagstaff Arts Council or The Arboretum | $9 child 6-16 | Free for children under 6
Tickets may be purchased above online, by calling (928) 779-2300, or at the Coconino Center for the Arts.


Summer Nights on the Square
Heritage Square

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer, Heritage Square in historic downtown Flagstaff plays host to performances and movie screenings for all ages! Open dance lessons are held on Wednesdays from 7 – 10 pm. Sundays will feature artist demonstrations and live music from 11 am – 3 pm.

Summer Nights on the Square begins May 22 and will continue through September 13. All events are free and open to the public. Heritage Square is located in the heart of Flagstaff’s Historic Downtown and Aspen Avenue between San Francisco and Leroux Streets. For more information, call (928) 779-2300.

Cadillac Angels – June 5

TheatriKIDS & Ballet Folklorico de Colores – June 6

For more information visit our website.


FunTown Circus Summer Camp for Youth
Monday – Friday, July 14 – August 1, 9 am – 1 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
Flagstaff Aerial Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council present FunTown Summer Circus Camp for Kids. FunTown Circus Camp is a fun, funky, creative and energetic summer program in Flagstaff! Children and youth of all types and ability levels will be encouraged to achieve their highest potential through learning circus skills such as stilt walking, acro balance, tumbling, clowning, aerial dance and trapeze, juggling and more! FunTown Circus Camp is much more than just a circus camp. It is a place where kids and youth will learn about empowerment of self and others, character development through our inclusive structure, and how to think creatively. Funtown Circus Camp offers sessions for ages 7-18. Students are encouraged to register for all three weeks of the program to achieve the full experience. For students who are not able to attend all three weeks, there are special weekly, biweekly and daily sign up options. There will be a finale performance with all workshop participants during First Friday ArtWalk on August 1, at Heritage Square.Registration is now available online. The deadline to register is June 16. One scholarship is available for parents to apply for online. For more information or questions, call 970.560.9586 or email Flagstaff Aerial Arts.


Coconino Center for the Arts
June 28-29, 10 am – 6 pm
Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, in association with Pioneer Living History Museum and Flagstaff Arts Council present the Flagstaff Folk Festival. Workshops and jam sessions will be available along with over 110 acts on four stages.
More information is available at
Tickets: $5 per person | $15 per family
Available at the door.


Heaven & Earth by Shane McDermott<br /><br />
Heaven & Earth by Shane McDermott

Flagstaff Arts Council and the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition are pleased to announce the call for artists for NightVisions V Exhibition. More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of the human experience.

Exhibiting at the Coconino Center for the Arts for the fifth time, this international juried exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. This call is open to work in any media; 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, literature, photography, video, installation, etc.

The exhibition will run from Sep. 23 – Oct. 29, 2014 with the opening on Sep. 20 from 6 – 8 pm.

Applications for this opportunity are due on July 1, 2014. More information is available here.

Call for Entries – 14th Annual It’s Elemental Fine Craft Exhibition

It’s Elemental, Flagstaff Arts Council’s annual fine craft exhibition, celebrates the talent and creativity of regional craftspeople (from Coconino, Navajo, and Yavapai counties) by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. The exhibit includes objects created from clay, wood, fiber/paper, metal, and glass. Featured works can either be functional or nonfunctional.

The exhibition will run from Nov. 18 – Dec. 20, 2014 with receptions held on Nov. 14 & 15 from 6 – 8 pm.

This call opens June 3, 2014. Applications for this opportunity are due on September 12, 2014. Notifactions of acceptance will be sent October 3, 2014.


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