The Flagstaff Arts Council is excited to present the 2018 Viola Awards Showcase; a multi stage event that features live performances, as well as a number of displays from various 2018 Viola Finalists.

The event will take place Friday, February 9th, 2018 at the  Coconino Center for the Arts; doors open at 7pm, show begins at 7:30pm.

The Viola Showcase gives the community an opportunity to experience and celebrate Finalists’ work prior to the Awards Gala in March. Many Viola Finalists will be in attendance at the event. Performances will include music, theater, aerial arts, spoken word and more. There will also be film and art installations. The full line up of performers is as follows:

Annette McGiveney (Excellence in Storytelling)
Avenue Q Cast
(Excellence in Performing Arts)
Cesar Ruiz
(Excellence in Music)
Daniel Stigmon
(Emerging Artist)
Dark Sky Aerial
(Excellence in Performing Arts / Innovation)
Donivan Berube
(Excellence in Music)
Ember Crowley (Emerging Artist)
Four Cornered Room
(Excellence in Music)
Kimberly Jarchow
(Emerging Artist)
Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater (Excellence in Performing Arts / Innovation)
Merry Wives of Windsor
(Excellence in Performing Arts)
Tiny Bird
(Excellence in Music)
(Excellence in Music)
Quinn Scully
(Emerging Artist)

The 2018 Viola Awards Gala takes place on March 3rd at the High Country Conference Center. Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. The full list of 2018 Official Finalists is published online at The winners will be announced at the gala on the 3rd.

Don’t miss your chance to preview a selection of official nominees at the Showcase!

*Admission is by donation. (suggested $10)
The Coconino Center for the Arts is located at 2300 N Fort Valley Rd in Flagstaff. For more information, please call the Coconino Center For the Arts at (928) 779-2300.


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