Arts & Sciences
This program involves the selection and installation of public art and funding for cultural arts within the community. Program staff works with the Beautification & Public Art Commission for public art and with Flagstaff Arts Council for cultural arts. The Arts & Science fund utilizes dedicated Bed, Board, & 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 Opportunities for Artists
For qualified artists or artist teams, an opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artwork on the exterior wall of the new Municipal Courthouse on the SW corner of Cherry Ave and Beaver Street in downtown Flagstaff. Click on the link below for details and how to apply:
2020-122 Call to Artists RFIP
Arts & Science Grants
Arts & Science Grants through the Flagstaff Arts Council: local nonprofit organizations are supported by the City in their efforts to enrich the lives of our community and our visitors, through quality arts, cultural and science programs. Grant funding is provided via contractor through flow-through city funding, and overseen by program staff. Information on Arts & Science grants can be obtained at the Flagstaff Arts Council site.
Beautification in Action Grants: For more on these grants, visit our Beautification program page.
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!
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 & 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 Visitors Center, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, and the Flagstaff Arts Council. Learn more about public art on our Discover Flagstaff: Public Art and Art Map page.
Members 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 includes an indoor art program at city-owned facilities, including City Hall, the Adult Center, the Pulliam Airport, and the Aquaplex.