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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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Scottsdale Arts Celebrates Judd Herberger

All of Scottsdale Arts mourns the loss of a great friend and passionate supporter, Judd Herberger. Our hearts go out to Billie Jo and the entire Herberger family during this difficult time.

Judd and his family’s legacy of philanthropy will endure forever. To honor his achievements, we are dedicating this year's entire Canal Convergence to the memory of Judd Herberger. We will celebrate his life with special events and have created a memorial display at Soleri Plaza.

Canal Convergence 2021: Nov. 5-14

Canal Convergence returns to the Scottsdale Waterfront for 2021 with a new central theme: "Art & Technology." The combination of cutting-edge technologies with public art has made possible some of the most exciting and innovative artworks to appear at Canal Convergence. Through this year’s theme, alongside the event’s perennial themes of Water + Art + Light, interactivity, and sustainability, Scottsdale Public Art intends to expand the public’s understanding of technology’s role in artmaking.

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Canal Convergence and CODAsummit 2021

Scottsdale Public Art and CODAworx will converge in November as the annual CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place comes to Scottsdale during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. CODAsummit is a three-day conference for all individuals and companies that are involved in creating large-scale, commissioned art to consider how technology-infused art installations can change the way environments are experienced. Produced by CODAworx, this year’s CODAsummit will be hosted by Scottsdale Public Art Nov. 10–12 at the Scottsdale Arts campus and other locations in Old Town Scottsdale.

Canal Convergence 2021 Sponsors

Canal Convergence is made possible with annual support from the City of Scottsdale. Additional support is provided by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, SRP, Nationwide, Magnum Companies, Christine and Richard Kovach, City of Scottsdale Solid Waste, FirstBank, Hannon Rigging & Production, Sirius Structures, Epson, and Hoverlay.

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Water + Art + Light

Event Overview

Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light is returning to the Scottsdale Waterfront this fall with the featured theme “Art and Technology.”

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What You'll See

2021 Public Artworks

Preview the artworks selected for Canal Convergence 2021 highlighting the featured theme Art and Technology as well as Water + Art + Light, Interactivity, and Sustainability.

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Virtual Art

Augmented Reality

The intersection of art in physical spaces with virtual experiences will be live at the Scottsdale Waterfront. Make sure to bring your phone to the Canal!

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How to Converge!

Plan Your Visit

How to get to Canal Convergence, where to park, and other important details to help prepare yourself for an amazing experience at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

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Fun Activities

Workshops

This year's event will host a number of workshops for people of all ages!

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Entertainment

Performances

Every year Canal Convergence hosts a selection of free live performances. This year you'll find a live music, dance, and more at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

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What to Do?

Events Schedule

Find out about all the unique and fun events that will be hosted during Canal Convergence 2021.

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Sustainability

Bring your reusable water bottle to fill up at Scottsdale Water's Choose Tap! water trailer, and help us reduce plastic waste.

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SRP Virtual Tours

The Watershed

Join SRP on an epic journey as we explore our historic water system and the vital role it plays in Greater Phoenix.

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