ART GALLERIES, MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Flagstaff has a rich and talented artistic community, and many beautiful art galleries, museums and attractions that feature that talent, as well as regional and international artists’ work. Flagstaff also features many attractions focused on science, history and heritage, with fun for the whole family.
The Artists Gallery
17 N. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff
The Artists’ Gallery is a fine arts and crafts cooperative located in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. We are proud to announce that June 2012 marks our 20th year at the same location. We provide a rare opportunity for the public to view and purchase the works of some of the finest artists from Flagstaff and the surrounding area. Our artists are our staff, so drop in anytime to meet them and experience their beautiful work.
Arizona Handmade Gallery
13 N. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff
Arizona Handmade Gallery has been showing the work of hand selected artists in Northern Arizona since the Spring of 2000. Located in Historic Downtown in the Nackard Building, the gallery has been home to some of the areas best artists over the years. Cheers to ourselves for 12 years running!
The vision of the gallery has always been to carry art ranging from “fine” to “functional” giving every customer a chance to find something appealing to them. We pride ourselves in being the most “fun” gallery in Flagstaff! We are accessible to all tastes and whimsy.
Artists Coalition of Flagstaff Gallery
13 N. San Francisco St. Suite 103, Flagstaff
The mission of the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff is to encourage and promote artistic growth and professional development of local artists and to create a forum for the arts within the Flagstaff community through exhibitions and educational programs.
Beaver Street Gallery
28 Beaver Street Flagstaff
Open since 2001, Beaver Street is Northern Arizona’s premier fine arts gallery, with scheduled exhibitions year-round. Beaver Street Gallery represents artists from both the US and abroad, and in addition, BSG’s own collection includes work by some of the best, and best-known, contemporary artists from around the world, including Rudy Autio, Christo and Jean Claude, Jun Kaneko, Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkos, Andy Warhol, and Betty Woodman, among others.
Eastside of Heritage Square in Babbitt Building
The Vhay Gallery showcases Erica Vhay’s artwork. We are open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and by appointment. Erica and family moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 2006. Erica focused on oil painting from this time forward. Her subject matter is in constant rotation – with frequent portraits, landscapes, and foods. The scale of her paintings is also highly variable – ranging from 6″x6″ to 60″x60″.
111 E Aspen Ave., Flagstaff,
Gallery 113 is a small in size, yet commodious in aspiration, art gallery, located in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Our goals are simple: We like art and want to share art with others. We represent emerging and established artists who will work with us to encourage and inspire the community and the individual to seek out, explore and appreciate the artistic endeavor.
Hidden Light LLC
427 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff
We feel it is important to continue making the finest photographic prints, each print by hand in a traditional wet darkroom. Just as the fine craftsmanship is valued in a fine piece of furniture, hand blown glass, or a priceless oil painting, we feel it should also be valued in the creation of a handcrafted photographic print.
209 Benton Avenue, Flagstaff
Carolanna’s Camera is a great warehouse studio just south of the tracks near Macy’s Coffee @ 209 Benton Ave. Flagstaff, AZ. Call Carol Hagen to make an appointment or to just take a peek!
Lyn Matthew Studio
13 N. San Francisco St. #3 (basement)
“It is a passion for the visual arts that inspires my creativity.”
Environmental Landscapes, an ongoing series of acrylic landscape paintings on canvas; Celebration of Dance, an ongoing series of acrylic figurative work on watercolor paper and canvas.
The Shane Knight Gallery
5 E. Aspen, Flagstaff, AZ
In the busy and complex world we all live in today, we sometimes forget to appreciate the gifts of Mother Nature and notice the beautiful things around us. I try very hard to capture the beauty and simplicity of nature we take for granted everday. May my photography help you see how we should never complicate the simple things.
West of the Moon Gallery
14 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff
West of the Moon Gallery began in 2000 as a gallery to marjet our own work and assist other artist friends in presenting their work. We began with 15 artists and have now expanded to over 50. Stop by and visit the next time you’re in Historic Downtown Flagstaff.
Museums & Attractions
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff
Explore one of the nation’s largest collections of high-country wildflowers at The Arboretum. The Arboretum is located 7,150 feet in elevation and has a 200-acre botanical garden as well as nature preserve. Enjoy spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks from the wildflower meadow, or join a guided tour at 11:00am and 1:00pm to learn more about the natural history of the region. The Arboretum offers daily live birds of prey programs, picnic areas and a gift shop.
Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 North Fort Valley Rd.
In partnership with several local cultural organizations, the Center hosts concerts, art markets, festivals, fund raisers, workshops and other activities. Popular annual programs include the Recycled Art Exhibition (April), the Flagstaff Folk Music Festival (mid-June), and the It’s Elemental craft exhibition (December). The Center also highlights youth performances from local schools and through the Youth Celebrate Art & Culture exhibition (March).
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff
Get an astronomy lesson at this well-respected observatory on Mars Hill. The center has a state-of-the-art visitors’ center and offers hourly tours, scientific exhibits and multimedia presentations. The main draw, though, is the opportunity for nighttime stargazing through the observatory’s powerful telescopes.
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 North Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff
The mission of the Museum of Northern Arizona is to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff
The Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff is located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. The Hospital was built in 1908 using pumiceous dacite from the Mount Elden Explosive Eruption about 500,000 years ago. The building was used as a hospital until 1938 and was considered a Poor Farm. The exhibits within the museum reflect the history of Flagstaff and northern Arizona. Visitors will learn of the local history of ranching, logging, transportation and life in Pioneer Flagstaff. Festivals and events are also held on the grounds including the annual Wool and Fiber Festival, the Folk Festival and the Heritage Festival.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
409 West Riordan Rd, Flagstaff
Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servant’s quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon’s El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey.