Arts & Sciences

Program Description

This program involves the selection and installation of public art and funding for cultural arts within the community. Program staff works with the Beautification and Public Art Commission for public art and with Flagstaff Arts Council for cultural arts. The Arts and Science fund utilizes dedicated Bed, Board, and Beverage (BBB) Tax Revenues to support the operations of local arts, science, and cultural organizations, and their projects. For more, see our Beautification and Public Art Guidelines.

Public Art Program

The City periodically purchases and installs permanent outdoor art pieces at various locations throughout the city. Typically, the pieces are solicited through a call-to-artists process and juried by the Beautification and Public Art Commission. You can view the locations of the outdoor art pieces on the City of Flagstaff Public Art Map, copies of which are available at:

  • City Hall
  • Flagstaff Arts Council
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • Flagstaff Visitors Center

Learn more about public art on our Discover Flagstaff: Public Art and Art Map page.

Joel Montalvo Park MosaicMembers of the public celebrate with the artist (Sonja London-Hall), Mayor Evans, Councilmembers Salas and Odegaard, and youth that participated in a bright new mosaic at Joel Montalvo Park in 2019.

Indoor Art Program

The Public Art program includes an indoor art program at city-owned facilities, including:

  • Adult Center
  • Aquaplex
  • City Hall
  • Pulliam Airport

Arts & Science Projects

Arts and Science projects enliven the community of Flagstaff, bringing theater, the arts and scientific activities to our community. The city's flow-through funding to the Flagstaff Arts Council supports over 40 local arts and science organizations annually!

Flagstaff Arts Council created a 'thank you' video for City Council and the City for this year's grants and the support of the sector. Watch the thank you video.