2019 Celebration of the Night

Flagstaff Celebrates it’s Star-Filled Night Skies

Father Sky, Mother Earth – Arline Martens, NightVisions VI Best of Show

The 2019 Celebration of the Night begins with the opening of NightVisions VII on April 12th 2019!

Protection of the night sky began in Flagstaff in 1958 – and Flagstaff continues to set the standard for effective night sky protection. A High Country News story by Peter Friederici – Stargazers defend darkness in Arizona – and David Portree’s award-winning story Flagstaff’s Battle for Dark Skies describe our special history and role in what is now an international dark-sky movement.

2019 Celebration of the Night Events

(draft schedule)

15 Apr - 31 MayNightVisions VIICoconino Center for the Arts
More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of human experience.

12 April 6 - 8 PM??Opening reception
20 AprilBats - Night CreaturesCoconino Center for the Arts

27 April Liz Story / Lisa DowningCoconino Center for the Arts

11 - 12 MayHuman NatureCoconino Center for the Arts

17 MayNight StoriesMuseum of Northern Arizona
18 MayNight Walk Buffalo Park

25 MayWriters of the Night SkyCoconino Center for the Arts


See the NightVisions Satellite exhibits at participating galleries throughout Flagstaff.

2019  Celebration of the Night and NightVisions VII  events supported by Flagstaff Arts Council and Flagstaff BBB funds.

To celebrate, promote, and protect the glorious dark skies of Flagstaff and northern Arizona.