In this issue:

March First Friday ArtWalk

Viola Award Winners Announced

Red Molly in Concert

Youth Art Exhibition

Upcoming Concerts and Events

Figure Drawing Class with Shawn Skabelund

Artist Opportunities


Great Events Around Flagstaff

The Expendables
Orpheum Theatre
March 5

“Whore’s Glory”

NAU Liberal Arts Bldg.
March 5

SHPONGLE: The Museum of Consciousness Tour
Orpheum Theatre
March 6

Author T. C. Boyle

NAU Cline Library Assembly Hall
March 6

Spanish Nights
NAU Ardrey Memorial Auditorium
March 7

CIMC Grand Opening
Center for Indigenous Music and Culture
March 7

Gallery Talk with Ulrike Arnold
Museum of Northern Arizona
March 8

Forgotten Places: Looking for A Lost America
NAU Studio Theatre
March 7 – 9

Flanders Recorder Quartet

NAU Ashurst Hall
March 10

“The Long Goodbye”
NAU Cline Library Assembly Hall
March 11

Meet the Media Series: ‘Raised on Radio’
Collins Irish Pub Speakeasy
March 13

St. Patrick’s Day for Everyone
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
March 16

Dead Winter Carpenters
The Green Room
March 17

Rupert Boyd
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
March 28

More events at the Flagstaff events calendar:
Flagstaff 365


About Flagstaff Arts Council




Our Sponsors


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


Flagstaff Cultural Partners is now:

Flagstaff Arts Council

Flagstaff Cultural Partners is proud to announce an organizational name change to Flagstaff Arts Council. The name change, along with a new logo and website, was announced at the 2014 Viola Awards Gala on March 1, 2014. The new name is a reflection of what we have already been doing and will continue to do in service to our community, and to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. The Coconino Center for the Arts keeps its name.

To learn more, check out our brand new website!

Become a Charter Member of the newly named Flagstaff Arts Council


First Friday ArtWalk
Historic Downtown Flagstaff
Friday, March 7, 6 – 9pm


Over 500 artists, nominees and supporters of the arts and sciences attended the 6th Annual Viola Awards Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at High Country Conference Center.
Brazilian drumming group Sambatuque opened the night with a rousing number, and emcees Tony & Linda Sutera delighted the audience throughout the night. Each nominee was honored with a video shown during the Gala that gave the audience an insight into their work. It began with Brandy’s Restaurant & Bakery taking the Business for the Arts Award and ended with Shawn Skabelund earning the Excellence in the Visual Arts Award; in all, ten different winners were awarded Viola Awards for their hard work and dedication.
Two Mayor’s Legacy Awards were presented for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts. Influential and world-renowned watercolorist, sculptor and author, Baje Whitethorne Sr., was presented with the first award by Allan Affeldt from the Winslow Arts Trust. Later in the evening, City of Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours presented the second award to Kay Poen, long time Flagstaff musician and music educator.
It was a phenomenal evening of celebration, fun and revelry. Thank you, Flagstaff, for your support of the arts and sciences, and for your spirit in celebrating each other’s talents and hard work.


Red Molly in Concert
Wednesday, March 5, 7pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music and Flagstaff Arts Council presents Red Molly. Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Read about Red Molly in this week’s FlagLive.

Tickets: $20 In Advance | $11 Child | $22 Day of Show
Tickets may be purchased above online, by calling (928) 779-2300, or at the Coconino Center for the Arts.


Youth Art Opening Celebration
Friday, March 7, 4 – 7pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff Art Council’s annual Youth Art Exhibition features over 250 pieces of artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area including paintings, drawings, photography, and ceramics. Ten pieces were selected and submitted by art teachers to represent each school.

The Opening Celebration will include a handful of performances that are scheduled throughout the evening, which will include Young Jammers, Sechrist Choir and Band, a performance by students from the FALA Dance Class, and Canyon Movement Company. Refreshments and treats will be provided.

Spring Break Youth Art Workshops will have a variety of great classes for youth to engage in visual arts, performances, music, writing, and more. The workshops will be lead by educators and artists from the community. Stay tuned for more information about the schedule and registration. For more information about the workshops visit our website. To register for the Spring Break Workshops call (928) 779-2300 or visit the Coconino Center for the Arts.


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Youth Art Exhibition Sponsors


Upcoming Concerts and Events
Coconino Center for the Arts


Tickets can be purchased above online, by calling (928) 779-2300, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, or at the door.


Tuesdays, April 1 – May 6 from 6 – 9 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

An opportunity to study figure drawing with personal instruction from local artist, Shawn Skabelund. Classes are weekly, Mondays 6-9pm, from April 1 – May 6. The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. Shawn will lead the class through a number of exercises to develop an understanding of the human figure, and lay the ground work for further development outside the course.

Participants are responsible for all their own materials. Fine papers for finished drawings will be discussed during the first session.


6 week session: $99

To reserve your spot or for more information call (928) 779-2300. The deadline to reserve is March 24.


A Warm Feeling by Kimball Denetso
A Warm Feeling by Kimball Denetso

Artist Opportunities

See the new Artist Opportunities section of our website

Call for Artists

The Fires of Change Exhibition aims to explore how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development. By facilitating conversation and learning among and between land managers, scientists, and artists, this project will inspire artwork that addresses themes surrounding wildfire, land management, and climate change.

Artists participating in The Fires of Change will attend 2 or 3 full-day educational workshops. In the workshops, artists will learn directly from scientists and land managers about wildfire and its effects on the environment.

Applications for this opportunity are due April 15, 2014. More information is available here.

Art and Science Grant Fund

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce grant opportunities through the Art & Science Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. The Art & Science Fund opportunity is made possible through the City of Flagstaff BBB Revenues. Information and instructions about how to apply for these grants is available on the FAC website.

This year’s grant applications to the Art & Science Fund are online through the CommunityGrants portal. Applicants must contact Flagstaff Arts Council to receive a username and password to begin their applications in the online CommunityGrants portal. Contact staff at (928) 779-2300, or email us to receive your login credentials.

Please read the Art & Science Fund Guidelines and Instructions document before you apply and before you request login credentials.


Flagstaff Arts Council / (928) 779-2300 / PO Box 296 / Flagstaff, Arizona 86002
Coconino Center for the Arts / 2300 N. Fort Valley Road