Canal Convergence


Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 14, 2021

Mission Statement

Canal Convergence’s mission is to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around Scottsdale’s canal.


Canal Convergence returns to the Scottsdale Waterfront for 2021 with a new central theme “Art & Technology.” View the large-scale, light-based art installations. Check out our schedule of events, including workshops, artist talks, tours, and performances. Prepare for augmented reality experiences.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that this event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous homelands. We acknowledge the ancestors of the First Nations peoples of modern-day Arizona. The makeup of our current state is entirely shaped by these ancestors. In fact, the name “Arizona” comes from the word for “little spring” in the O’odham language. 

We also invest in the future of contemporary tribal members. As an arts and culture organization, it is our duty to uplift the artists and activists doing the work. We were honored to have multiple visual artists and performers, representing numerous tribes, taking part in Canal Convergence.

Packages From Home

Support active-duty military and veterans at Canal Convergence. Packages From Home will be collecting donations for deployed military and veterans in our local community on On November 5–6 and November 12–13 in front of Prep & Pastry, located at 7025 E Via Soleri Dr #175, Scottsdale, on the north side of the Arizona Canal.

Packages From Home serves active-duty U.S. military members stationed or deployed overseas (including military working dogs and military K9 teams)—as well as homeless, transitioning, and at-risk veterans—by providing them with requested food, hygiene, and entertainment items to boost morale and quality of life. The vision of Packages From Home is to show military members and veterans that they acknowledge and appreciate their many sacrifices. The care packages and supplies are a token of love and gratitude to the recipients.

Please ensure donated items are new, in original packaging with expiration dates clearly marked, and at least six months from their expiration date. Individual serving/travel size is best.

Top five items needed:

1. Beef jerky

2. Sunscreen

3. T-shirts and socks

4. Toothpaste

5. Tuna/chicken/salmon pouches

2019 Event Overview
Fall 2018 Event Overview
Spring 2018 Event Overview
The Making of Canal Convergence 2017

Contact Us


Brian Passey

Senior Communications Specialist

General Inquiries:

Jennifer Gill

Public Art Manager

World Class Partners

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger logoCity of Scottsdale logo

Title Partners

Epson sponsor logoSRP