Scottsdale Public Art is pleased to announce that Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light, our free, annual public art experience, is moving forward this fall. However, given the impact and conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canal Convergence will be presented differently than in years past with a focus on the health and safety of the public.

Large-scale public artworks from around the world will be illuminated throughout Old Town Scottsdale each evening from Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 15, 2020.


Fri., Nov. 6 – Sat., Nov. 7, 5–10 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 8 – Thurs., Nov. 12, 5–9 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 13 – Sat., Nov. 14, 5–10 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 15 (closing night), 5–9 p.m.

Rather than showcasing all the artworks along the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront—as we have in years past—they will instead be placed at multiple locations throughout Scottsdale to increase social distancing-friendly viewing options. Watch for an online map featuring all of the physical artwork and augmented reality locations, coming soon.

Another change this year is a significantly reduced event footprint at the Waterfront, including the elimination of many activities from previous years. Instead, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation will host a variety of online events using streaming platforms and an augmented reality app to showcase live music, workshops, artist talks, and more.