Announcing the 13th Annual Viola Awards Finalists & Legacy Award Recipients

| May 11, 2021


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Announcing the 13th Annual Viola Awards Finalists & Legacy Award Recipients

Legacy Award Recipient
Dr. Edith Copely 
Legacy Award Recipient
Nat White
The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the Finalists and Legacy Award recipients for the 13th Annual Viola Awards. The Viola Awards honor excellence in the arts, sciences, and culture in Flagstaff. 2020 was an unprecedented year, but the finalists of the year’s Viola Awards prove the creativity and resiliency of our community.
This year’s awards will honor 36 finalists across 9 categories with some finalists being recognized in multiple categories. All finalists will be honored at the Viola Awards event on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here
For the first time this year, the Flagstaff Arts Council has produced a digital magazine featuring all Finalists and Legacy Award recipients. The 2021 Finalist Magazine can be viewed and downloaded here
Excellence in Storytelling Finalists: 
  • The Man in the Dog Park: Coming Up Close to Homelessness
  • Walking Flagstaff Photo Journal
  • Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest Documentary
  • Deidra Peaches: 2020 films
  • Austin Aslan: 2020 works 
Excellence in the Performing Arts Finalists: 
  • Horizon Concert Series: The Voice of the Whale
  • Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra: Nutcracker
  • Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It
  • Ed Kabotie: Coyote Inna Quarantine & 500 Years
  • F-Town Sound 
Excellence in STEAM Finalists:
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Flagstaff Festival of Science
  • Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest
  • Tynkertopia
Excellence in Music Finalists:
  • An Illustrated Mess
  • Tow’rs
  • Sci-Fi Country
  • Sean Golightly
Excellence in Education Finalists:
  • Dr. Alice Christie
  • Kayley Quick
  • Melinda McKinney
  • Owen Davis
  • Stephanie Yingst Galloway
Emerging Artist Finalists:
  • Grace Noelle
  • Lauren Sarantopulos
  • Revelucien
  • Sierra Bryan
  • Tyrrell Tapaha
Community Impact Individual Finalists:
  • Duane Koyawena
  • Emma Gardner
  • John Taylor
  • Nick Geib
  • Scotty Jensen


Community Impact Organization Finalists:
  • Exodus Program & Pop-Up Art Show
  • Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
  • Flagstaff Festival of Science
  • The Murdoch Center & Southside Community Association
Excellence in Visual Arts Finalists:
  • Eric Retterbush: Resilience Series
  • Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest
  • PIVOT at Brandy’s

Tickets on sale NOW! 

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th Annual Viola Awards! The Viola Awards will take place on Friday, June 18th at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill. Due to health and safety guidelines, tickets are limited – so don’t wait to purchase your tickets now!
The Flagstaff Arts Council is committed to the health and safety of our community, and the ability to gather in public and celebrate excellence in our community is a privilege. Guests will be required to wear a mask (except while eating or drinking) and maintain social distance throughout the event. Guests will be required to remain in their seat except to purchase a beverage or use the restroom.
Tickets for the event begin at just $30 with sponsorshipsstarting at $500. Guests will have the opportunity to add on a Picnic Box at a later date. Guests are are also allowed to bring their own picnic basket. Guests are invited to begin arriving at the Pepsi Amphitheater at 5 pm to secure their seat, participate in the auction and purchase a beverage. The Awards will begin promptly at 6 pm and end at 8 pm.

13th Annual Viola Awards Sponsors


2021 Title Sponsor

2021 Founding Sponsor

2021 Violet Sponsors

2021 Lavender Sponsors

2021 Lilac Sponsors

The Bluffs Senior Living


Thank you, Corporate Partners!

Champion Level ($5,000 per year)
Leader Level ($2,500 per year)

Associate Level ($500 per year)

To learn more about the Corporate Partnership program, please download this brochure or call 928-779-7019.
The work of the Flagstaff Arts Council is not possible without the generous support of our government partners.
Copyright © 2019 Flagstaff Arts Council, All rights reserved.


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