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 Creative Flagstaff for cultural arts. The Arts and Sciences fund utilizes dedicated Bed, Board, and Beverage (BBB) Tax Revenues to support the operations of local arts, science, and cultural organizations, along with 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:
Local artist Marie Jones celebrates the unveiling of her installation, "Among Trees," with Mayor Deasy, Councilmembers, Beautification and Public Art Commission Chair Anthony Garcia and members of the public in 2021. This piece is located on the east side of the new Municipal Court on North Beaver St.
Arts & Sciences Programs
Arts & Sciences programs help enliven Flagstaff, bringing theater, the arts, and scientific activities to our community. The city's flow-through funding to Creative Flagstaff supports more than 40 local arts and science organizations annually!
Creative Flagstaff (formerly Flagstaff Arts Council) created a 'thank you' video for City Council and the City for the 2020 grants and the support of the sector. Watch the thank you video.
Indoor Art Program
The Public Art program includes an indoor art program at city-owned facilities, including the Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center, Aquaplex, City Hall, and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.