Creative Spirits FUNdraiser Night

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
605 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

For $30, receive an 11×14 canvas panel and all the supplies needed to create the evening’s featured painting. $10 of every registration will go to Grand Canyon Youth. Click here to get tickets!

Creative Spirits FUNdraiser Night

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
605 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

For $30, receive an 11×14 canvas panel and all the supplies needed to create the evening’s featured painting. $10 of every registration will go to Grand Canyon Youth. Click here to get tickets!

Local’s Night at Mountain Sports

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3pm to 7pm
24 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Shop at Mountain Sports for Locals’ Night and your purchase will benefit a local business AND a local nonprofit! Click here to learn more!

20th Annual Rivers and Reel Film Fest

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5pm to 10pm
Hosted at Coconino Center for the Arts
 2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
$15 INDIVIDUAL | $40 FAMILY

Join us for a celebration of community with dinner, films, and a silent auction.

What’s New With GCY…


January 9, 2019 – Flagstaff Arts Council

December 2018 – Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine

November 13, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Native American youth to join GCY’s habitat restoration

April 29, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist

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Upcoming Events

Creative Spirits FUNdraiser Night

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
605 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

For $30, receive an 11×14 canvas panel and all the supplies needed to create the evening’s featured painting. $10 of every registration will go to Grand Canyon Youth. Click here to get tickets!

Creative Spirits FUNdraiser Night

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
605 W. Riordan Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

For $30, receive an 11×14 canvas panel and all the supplies needed to create the evening’s featured painting. $10 of every registration will go to Grand Canyon Youth. Click here to get tickets!

Local’s Night at Mountain Sports

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3pm to 7pm
24 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Shop at Mountain Sports for Locals’ Night and your purchase will benefit a local business AND a local nonprofit! Click here to learn more!

20th Annual Rivers and Reel Film Fest

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5pm to 10pm
Hosted at Coconino Center for the Arts
 2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR
$15 INDIVIDUAL | $40 FAMILY

Join us for a celebration of community with dinner, films, and a silent auction.

In the News

What’s New With GCY…


January 9, 2019 – Flagstaff Arts Council

December 2018 – Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine

November 13, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Native American youth to join GCY’s habitat restoration

April 29, 2018 – Arizona Daily Sun Article

Confluence Award

2018 Confluence Award Winner: Christa Sadler


Christa Sadler has worked in the outdoors in one form another since she was young. She is a geologist, educator, writer and naturalist who exudes a love of rivers, deserts, and mountains.  Christa founded This Earth, which bring programs in earth sciences, creative writing, and social and environmental issues to schools around the country. Christa also founded One New Education, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend school.

Past Confluence Awardees


  • 2017: Kristen Harned, Hopi Footprints Coordinator

  • 2016: Renae Yellowhorse, Save the Confluence Organizer

  • 2015: Roger Clark, Conservation Advocate

  • 2014: Sarah Baden, River Guide

  • 2013: Carol Fritzinger, GCY Founder

  • 2012: Lynn Hamilton, Non-profit Executive Director

  • 2011: Richard Quartaroli, Historian

  • 2010: Tamara Naumann, Botanist

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