2765 S. Woodlands Village Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 556-3000
Fax: (928) 774-1901
Arts & Museums
While Old Main features mainly artists from out of town, the other university gallery showcases pieces created by its art students, most of which must be considered experimental. The artwork on display is not for sale. Located in the Performance and Fine Arts Building, Beasley presents works of graduates in exhibits that change weekly. Also, there are annual juried faculty exhibits and biennial Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibits. Admission is free.
Lumber barons Timothy and Michael Riordan built this 40-room mansion in 1904 to house their massive families. It's architect, Charles Whittlesey, also designed the magnificent El Tovar Hotel located at the Grand Canyon. What's most interesting about the structure is that the two sides are mirror images, with a huge common area in the center, to provide each family with identical private quarters and shared living spaces. The park also includes picnic areas and a visitors center that contains exhibits. Guided tours of the mansion and grounds are held at regular times throughout the day.
This bright and spacious art space on the northwest corner of the Northern Arizona University campus features paintings, sculpture, prints and ceramics by local, regional and national artists. Supplemented by guest artist lectures, workshops and demonstrations year-round, the collection includes works by Diego Rivera as well as turn-of-the-century furniture.
Historic Beaver Street is lined with galleries, shops, breweries, restaurants and stores galore, always a nice place to come when you're in downtown Flagstaff. Beaver Street Gallery brings a myriad of artwork, from sculpted pieces to oil on canvas, there is always something that piques the intellect and curiosity. The artists are not only locals either, in fact, some artists hail from Japan, China, the Netherlands and elsewhere around the world.
The Hive is a mainstay on Beaver Street, where most locals come for the loud music and strong drinks, however the place functions as a gallery as well. So in a nutshell, you could say the Hive is a place that foments passion for the arts, in whatever form. Every night there is a different band on stage and if you want to buy some art while you enjoy the sound, all proceeds support local talent. The music varies from punk and pop to rockabilly and thrash metal as well as everything in-between.
Louis Buchetto opened My Art Place Gallery to display the works of only one artist - himself! He now also sells cards made by his 5-year-old daughter! The works sold here are colorful and vibrant, and definitely not the typical high-end gallery merchandise. You will find bright prints, and landscapes with witty sayings, and even custom-made magnets. Go through the 'Loving Home' series and you might find a couple of prints you like. Customers can also get murals and furniture hand-painted by Louis. You can now order these unusual pieces online.
Flagstaff's Artist's Gallery is owned and operated by local artisans and for more than a decade this shop has been delighting the cultural community from its scenic location on San Francisco Street. The Gallery specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces including pottery, glass, photography, paintings, jewelry and much more. Quality is the catchword that keeps this vibrant gallery alive; while here, collectors can often meet the makers of these fine crafts in person.
This family-owned business isn't your typical portrait gallery, instead of family photos, Shane Knight shoots landscapes. From the Vermillion Cliffs of Northern Arizona to the farms of Eastern Kentucky, the regions as well as the objects are varied and distinctive. Many of the photos can be printed with Cibachrome or Silver Gelatin; definitely an artisanal and rare way of getting your pics.
Jay McCormick and Carolyn Young's downtown art space may be tiny, but the proprietors pack a whole lot of local talent into this petite boutique. Internationally recognized local artists are the focus here. Two- and three-dimensional media including photography, paintings, sculptures and hand-made jewelry are on display. Some of Northern Arizona's premier artists and artisans have chosen to exhibit their works here, making it a real find for fine art collectors.
This museum highlights the history of Arizona's 158th Infantry Regiment, a heralded military outfit that initially began as a rag-tag volunteer force comprised of Mexican-Americans as well as members of Pima and Maricopa Indian tribes (sworn enemies of the Apache). Often scorned, ridiculed and lacking resources, the First Regiment of Arizona Volunteers fought valiantly nonetheless during its short-lived existence. The volunteers disbanded nearly two years after, however the regiment reformed as the First Arizona Infantry and some enlistees participated with Teddy Roosevelt's 'Rough Riders'. In 1917, the 158th (as it was now called) fought in WWI, and in WWII, its troops received the moniker 'Bushmaster' due to their experience in jungle warfare. The museum contains a vast array of memorabilia which presents over 100 years of Arizona military history, from the 1895 Spanish-American War to Afghanistan.
The Flagstaff Field Center of the U.S. Geological Survey researches and provides information on all aspects of the area's natural resources. It also offers exhibits and displays on Arizona and Southwestern waterways, energy and natural resources, geologic structures and the use and preservation of federal lands. Self-guided tours of the department's facilities and exhibits may be taken Monday through Friday. Group guided tours may also be arranged. Brochures are available to guide you through the displays and self-guided tours are free of charge.
The Hozhoni Artists Gallery highlights the work of those that have developmental disabilities and displays their art in all its grandeur. Some of the pieces include oil on canvas, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, collage and other media installations. However, it's not all art and creativity, the non-profit collective also helps artists sell, ship and develop their skills on the business end as well.