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With help from supporters like you, nearly 400,000 people experience our events every year. We cannot do all of these amazing things without your support.

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Canal Convergence 2019 Has Concluded

Attendees experienced 10 days of wonder at the Scottsdale Waterfront during this FREE annual confluence of water + art + light, all with a focus on sharing the story of how water, through diverse perspectives, has greatly impacted Arizona’s history.

Our next Canal Convergence will take place in November 6-15, 2020!

The Art from 2019
Canal Convergence 2019 Water Serpent

Canal Convergence 2019 in Review

Canal Convergence showcased a total of 18 local, national, and international artists, and provided 133 educational workshops and art experiences to the nearly 300,000 people attending our event in 2019. Additional highlights for 2019 include a 45% increase to the number of workshop participants between 2018 and 2019, over 350,000 unique visitors to the Canal Convergence website during the event, over two million impressions on our Facebook page, and an overall %14.2 increase of followers across our social media accounts.

Standing Wave

Canal Convergence | November 6-15, 2020

Canal Convergence seeks to challenge artists to find our collective common ground through public art. For Canal Convergence 2020, we endeavor to address themes of inclusion, communication, collaboration, and community engagement alongside our perennial focus on Water + Art + Light, sustainability, and water conservation.

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Public Art

Canal Convergence 2019 featured 13 large-scale public artworks.

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Beyond The Waterfront

Local Light

Canal Convergence's Local Light initiative featured six artworks in various locations throughout Old Town Scottsdale.

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