Friday, November 6, to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Canal Convergence’s mission is to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around Scottsdale’s canal.
Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light is a free, 10-day, public art event from November 8–17, 2019, at the Scottsdale Waterfront. This immersive art event features 14 large-scale artworks created by local, national, and international artists. Most of the light-based, interactive installations are located on or near the Arizona Canal and reference this year’s theme of “The Story of Water.” In addition to a beer and wine garden, there will be food vendors, all-ages workshops, artist talks, live music, dance performances, art tours, comedy, storytelling, and more.
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 2019.
2019 Event Overview
Fall 2018 Event Overview
Spring 2018 Event Overview
The Making of Canal Convergence 2017
Senior Communications Specialist
Public Art Manager
Guest Services Coordinator
Scottsdale Public Art Presents Canal Convergence with support from the City of Scottsdale and Salt River Project. Canal Convergence would not be possible without the generous support of a variety of local and national businesses and organizations.