The second weekend of Canal Convergence will feature new public art installations, entertainment and workshops on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at the Scottsdale Waterfront from 4–10 p.m. each day.

Friday March 2, 2018

Workshops

Make Waves Workshop with Scottsdale Artist School

Friday, March 2 | 4–8 p.m.

By recycling materials and using art and the science of color and light, participants will paint cylinders to be added to the assemblage of a community “wave.”

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Print Your Own Merch with artist Eli Richard

Friday, March 2 | 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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Barter Boat

Friday, March 2 | 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

RADAR Art — Barter Boat

Friday, March 2 | 7–8 p.m.

Casablanca Rooftop Lounge

Robin Schwartzman, Anna Abhau Elliott and Desiree Moore are the three artists who comprise RADAR Art, creators of Barter Boat.

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Performances

House of Stairs

Friday, March 2 | 4–5 p.m.

House of Stairs is a quartet of multi-dimensional jazz musicians that mix elements of pop and progressive soul with electronic instruments and looping devices.

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Brea Burns and the Boleros

Friday, March 2 | 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Brea Burns and The Boleros are a classic country/honky-tonk band based in Phoenix.

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Ben Anderson

Friday, March 2 | 7:15–8:15 p.m.

Ben Anderson’s bluesy, soulful sound has since helped him become a predominant Valley musician.

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Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra

Friday, March 2 | 9–10 p.m.

Led by Camille Sledge, the 16-person orchestra comprises some of the most ambitious and outrageous musicians in Phoenix.

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Saturday March 3, 2018

Workshops

Make Waves Workshop with Scottsdale Artist School

Saturday, March 3 | 4–8 p.m.

By recycling materials and using art and the science of color and light, participants will paint cylinders to be added to the assemblage of a community “wave.”

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Poster Printing Workshop with Artist Eli Richard

Saturday, March 3 | 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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Artist Talks

Nicole L Olson — Dance Performer

Saturday, March 3 | 4–4:45 p.m.

Greey | Pickett offices on the southeast bank of the canal

Before Nicole L Olson and her dancers perform at sunset, she will be talking about her journey as a dancer.

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Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics — Reflection Rising

Saturday, March 3 | 7–8 p.m.

Casablanca Rooftop Lounge

Patrick Shearn founded Poetic Kinetics, a Los Angeles-based immersive art studio whose outstanding kinetic sculptures are a spectacle that take over the space they occupy.

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Performances

AZ Beat Lab

Saturday, March 3 | 4–5:30 p.m.

AZ Beat Lab creates beats through technology, including Launchpads, laptops, iPads and more.

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Nomad dance performance, choreographed by Nicole L Olson

Saturday, March 3 | 6–7 p.m.

Presented along the Marshall Way Bridge, Nomad will conceptually involve elements of time and travel.

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Poetry reading by Four Chambers Press

Saturday, March 3 | 6:30–7:15 p.m.

Each poet will respond to their interaction with the art installations as well as the artists at the event.

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Crystal Radio

Saturday, March 3 | 7:30–8:30 p.m.

Inspired by the mysticism of the West and a ghost from 16th Century France, Crystal Radio sounds like a haunted Western.

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Fayuca

Saturday, March 3 | 9–10 p.m.

Fayuca’s sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion.

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