CANAL CONVERGENCE: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF WATER + ART + LIGHT
November 4–13, 2022
Scottsdale Public Art is pleased to announce that the free, annual public art event, Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light, is lighting up the Scottsdale Waterfront this fall to celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Large-scale public artworks created by artists from around the world and locally will illuminate the Scottsdale Waterfront each evening from Friday, November 4, through Sunday, November 13, 2022.
The Scottsdale Waterfront, in and above the Arizona Canal and along the pedestrian pathways and bridges, between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard.
Friday, Nov. 4–Saturday, Nov. 5, 6–10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6–Thursday, Nov. 10, 6–9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11–Saturday, Nov. 12, 6–10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 (closing night), 6–9 p.m.
FEATURED THEME AND ARTWORKS
Every year, Canal Convergence selects a featured theme to be highlighted alongside our perennial focus on Water + Art + Light, interactivity, and sustainability. This year’s featured theme is “Celebrating 10 Years of Water + Art + Light.”
Since Canal Convergence officially began in 2012, it has embodied an ever-evolving conversation about site-specific public art, light art, community engagement, and more, all within the context of an outdoor, nighttime-focused event. For Canal Convergence 2022, each artist was directed to present an artwork that celebrates Water + Art + Light, interactivity, and sustainability, but also draws from any of our past featured themes like “Reconnect,” “The Story of Water,” and “Art and Technology.”
In addition to commemorating the anniversary through the artwork themes, this year’s event also looks to celebrate the vibrant global artist community that has made Canal Convergence so memorable over the years. Scottsdale Public Art selected artists who have exhibited work at Canal Convergence throughout the 10-year span alongside artists who are new to the event. With this collection of past and present artists, we will highlight not only our evolution as an event but also the artists’ growth.
With these aspects in mind, we are excited to announce the return of some favorite artists from the past, including B!G ART (three separate artworks!), Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, HYBYCOZO, Immerge Interactive, Walter Productions, and Jeff Zischke. Joining them are these news artists: AlexP, Angela Fraleigh and Josh Miller, and Pneuhaus and Bike Powered Events.
In addition to the physical artworks selected this year, Canal Convergence will also commission three original augmented reality artworks from Arizona artists, as well as AR experiences that correspond to the physical artworks via the Hoverlay App. Make sure to download the Hoverlay app so you can participate in the captivating AR artworks and experiences.
Join us this November to enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and performances alongside the light-based public artworks at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The 2022 event will include live music, workshops, dance performances, food and beverages, and more! We’re also bringing back the One Water Brewing Showcase this year on Nov. 4 and 5!
Scottsdale Public Art is continuing to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and remains committed to helping everyone have a safe Canal Convergence experience. We encourage visitors to wear face masks and practice social distancing as needed, and as always, to be kind, patient, and conscious of others.
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