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.
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.
Translating into "the best of everything," Tlaquepaque is a picturesque recreated Mexican Village offering a unique collection of galleries, restaurants, shops, and a quaint chapel. Named for a particularly beautiful suburb of Mexico's Guadalajara, the open-air market built in the '70s exudes the flavor and charm of Mexico. Fine dining is available at several on-site restaurants, including El Rincon or Rene at Tlaquepaque. Lovely galleries abound, such as the Mountain Trails Gallery with wildlife paintings and sculptures. You will also find spiritual artwork at the Andrea Smith Gallery.
Hill Side Sedona is a premium shopping center located centrally in Sedona, Arizona. It is an inviting destination with red rock landscapes, water features and entertainment elements intact for a perfect fun filled day. The shopping arena at the Hill Side has the best of designer boutiques, home décor stores, trendy salons and local grocery stores. After shopping, pamper yourself with an assortment of delicious meals and desserts available in American, Mexican and Irish flavors. Those interested in art can explore the fine art galleries to view master pieces of renowned artists from around the world. This hillside destination is also one of the favorite venues to create memorable private events.
Sound Bites Grill opened its doors to the public in the year 2012, and has since been counted among the best steakhouses in the city. Along with being a premium eatery, the place is also a classy theme bar, hosting some of the best live music performances, making evenings a wonderful time of the day. The place has a friendly vibe to it, often throbbing with the latest tracks played in concerts and other music events. The bar and eatery have special menus for breakfasts, snacks, along with liquor and coffee; so you have a great number of options to choose from. If you have not yet visited Sound Bites Grill, do it now!
Heritage Square is an outdoor plaza with an amphitheater that holds concerts, plays and other events throughout the year in historic downtown Flagstaff. The Heritage Square Trust maintains this 11,000-sq. ft. plaza and as a benevolent organization it provides free events to the public in what the trust calls the "community's living room." The 1200-seat amphitheater is the centerpiece of the plaza and during the year visitors can always see something new. From the summer concert series with plays and music as diverse as jazz and Celtic rock, its a great place to catch an eclectic performance.
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.
Located in the heart of downtown Flagstaff this small gallery, with it's bare brick walls and contrasting stark white walls, hardwood floors, and appropriately subdued track lighting, gives one the feeling of an intimate and personal art experience. Echo Canyon Arts holds a series of events throughout the year that include first time showings for up-and-coming and well-known artists, as well as group shows and ongoing displays. Receptions, which often include local musical talent, are another regular occurrence. The gallery was conceived as a partnership between the photographers Jay Showers and Richard and Elaine Morrison. In addition to showing photography, the owners also present ceramics, raku ware, whimsical paintings, items of furniture, blown glass, fused glass, sculpture, jewelry, carved gourds, and new furniture lines. This lovely gallery is a must-see while walking through downtown Flagstaff. -Herman Sims
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.