Canal Convergence 2018

February 23–24 and March 2–3, 4–10 p.m. daily

Canal Convergence is an annual series of free educational activities and engaging events at the Scottsdale Waterfront. It features innovative, large-scale public art installations by local, national and international artists, as well as live music and other performances.

Visitors to Canal Convergence on Feb. 23–24 and March 2–3 will experience cutting-edge public art installations suspended above and placed throughout waterfront, screen-printing workshops, outdoor dance performances, community bike rides, a series of artist talks, poetry readings and a special VIP preview event on Thursday, Feb. 22. Live music by local bands will be featured on Friday and Saturday nights, both weekends, and guests also may enjoy the beer, wine and food garden at Soleri Plaza.


May I bring my dog?

Canal Convergence is an outdoor event. Dogs are welcome, however, please note that this is a high traffic event. If your dog doesn’t like crowds, it might be best to leave it at home for the night.

Pets are NOT allowed inside of Casablanca Rooftop Lounge or in Greey Pickett for artist talks.

Are kids welcome?

Absolutely! Canal Convergence is a family-friendly event. Our Workshop Roundabout will have interactive activities for all ages.

Where do I park?

During event season, open parking spaces in Old Town Scottsdale are few and far between.

Try riding your bike! We will have a bike valet onsite during the hours of the event.

Use Lyft! We will have a Lyft code available to redeem for a discount during the hours of the event.

We have attached a parking map here.  Plan ahead and arrive early for available parking.


Where do I go when I arrive?

Canal Convergence is a FREE, non-ticketed event. When you arrive at the Scottsdale Waterfront, you are free to roam around and enjoy the art and activities at your leisure. There will be staff onsite to answer any questions and direct you toward certain events taking place throughout the event.

Ask any questions you may have at the Scottsdale Public Art Info Booth, located in the Marshall Way Roundabout in front of Olive & Ivy Restaurant.