Econo Lodge University
914 S. Milton Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6386
Phone: (928) 774-7326
Fax: (928) 774-7328
Arts & Museums
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.
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.
The Northern Arizona University Art Museum is a 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. The 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 from elsewhere around the world.
The Hive is a mainstay on Beaver Street. It is where locals come for the loud music and strong drinks. The venue functions as a gallery as well. 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. These beautiful landscape pictures will make a great conversation-starting addition to any room.
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.
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.
This award-winning facility is ground zero for arts exhibits, performing arts and community events in the Flagstaff area. The Coconino Center for the Arts & Art Barn complex includes a 200-plus-seat theater, an exhibition hall, a 4,000-square-foot gallery, and a shop selling works by the area's premier artists. There is also year-round entertainment that features local, regional, national, and international talent. The center is also available for social gatherings and business meetings.
Originally built as a hospital in 1908, this museum is operated by the Arizona Historical Society and serves as a tribute to Northern Arizona's pioneer days and agricultural roots. An antique railroad engine welcomes you to the grounds, and exhibits familiarize you with the area's first settlers and their many contributions to the birth and growth of the city. One of the museum's most popular events during the year is the winter "Playthings of the Past" exhibit, featuring toys and games from the late 1800s to mid-1900s.