Art in Our Community
We believe that the arts are important in the civic vision and community character of Flagstaff. Communities with active arts scenes are healthy ones, providing outlets for creative expression, offering opportunities for social interaction and creating a sense of place. Our orchestra is an integral part of our community, strengthening our sense of belonging and identity as it connects us to one another.
Art and the Economy
Investing in the Flagstaff art scene is an investment in the vibrancy of Flagstaff. Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, studies the impact of nonprofit arts and culture on the economy. To learn more about their most recent report, Arts and Economic Prosperity 5, which includes data regarding Flagstaff, please visit their website.
Why Support ONA
ONA is a community within a community, bringing together people from all backgrounds to learn and perform symphonic music. We love what we do together but it is only with our audience that we can complete the circle: bridging cultural differences, overcoming economic divisions, and joining people of all ages together for a shared and meaningful experience through music. The immediacy of live performance is a powerful connection to community, history, and culture.