The first weekend of Canal Convergence will feature new public art installations, entertainment and workshops on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Scottsdale Waterfront from 4–10 p.m. each day.

Friday Feb. 23

Workshops

Screen Print Your Own Merchandise with Artist Eli Richard

Friday, Feb. 23 | 4–8 p.m.

During the Print Your Own Merch Workshop, visitors to Canal Convergence will be able to screen print and keep (or purchase) Canal Convergence merchandise …

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Choi + Shine Architects

Friday, Feb. 23 | 4–8 p.m.

Choi + Shine Architects are creating the first of several large-scale, site-specific installations to be featured at the November event …

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Sustainabili-Tree Workshop

Friday, Feb. 23 | 4–8 p.m.

“Leaf” your environmental promise by writing or drawing those actions on “leaves” to attach to the Sustainabili-Tree.

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Barter Boat

Friday, Feb. 23 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Join artist Anna Abhau Elliott of RADAR Art, creators of the Barter Boat, for a two-hour workshop where you can make “artifacts” that will travel the country on the Barter Boat.

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Artist Talks

Collectif Coin — Globoscope

Friday, Feb. 23 | 7–8 p.m.

Casablanca Rooftop Lounge

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Performances

Arizona Trio

Friday, Feb. 23 | 4–5 p.m.

The Arizona Trio’s family-friendly style of entertainment takes audiences back to the era of Roy Rogers, The Kingston Trio and The Everly Brothers …

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Mariachi Pasion

Friday, Feb. 23 | 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Formed in April 2002, Mariachi Pasion is a 15-member, all-female mariachi band …

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Moving Stories

Friday, Feb. 23 | 7:15–8:15 p.m.

This year’s storytellers are Evan Roberts, Sativa Peterson, Mitchell Hillman, Lisa Takata and Brandon Huigens.

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The Hourglass Cats

Friday, Feb. 23 | 9–10 p.m.

The Hourglass Cats are a Sonoran reggae and rock ‘n’ roll sound collective based out of the desert of Phoenix …

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Saturday Feb. 24

Workshops

Poster Printing Workshop with Artist Eli Richard

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4–8 p.m.

During the Poster Printing Workshop, visitors to Canal Convergence will be able to screen print and keep a Canal Convergence poster designed by workshop facilitator Eli Richard …

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Choi + Shine Architects

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4–8 p.m.

Choi + Shine Architects are creating the first of several large-scale, site-specific installations to be featured at the November event …

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Sustainabili-Tree Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4–8 p.m.

“Leaf” your environmental promise by writing or drawing those actions on “leaves” to attach to the Sustainabili-Tree.

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Nicole L Olson Dance Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4–4:45 p.m.

This project-based workshop focuses on the creation of live, site-specific choreography and performance works.

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Artist Talks

Studio ALEX (Architectural Light Experience) — Flawless

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 6–7 p.m.

Casablanca Rooftop Lounge

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Performances

Young Sounds

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 4–5:30 p.m.

Young Sounds of Arizona is a non-profit organization featuring students from 12–18 years of age …

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Nicole L Olson

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 6–7 p.m.

Descending Fables is a dance performance about the different ideas of the word “falling.”

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Whiskey’s Quicker

Saturday, Feb. 24 | 8:30–10 p.m.

Whiskey’s Quicker is a Valley-based rock cover band launched in 2011 by sports media personality Dan Bickley …

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