Canal Convergence


Friday, Nov. 4–Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022

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 2022 with a new central theme “Celebrating 10 Years of Water + Art + Light.” View the large-scale, light-based art installations. Information about our event including workshops, artist talks, tours, and performances is coming soon, so watch for updates. And prepare for augmented reality experiences by reading our FAQ.

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.

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

Contact Us


Brian Passey

Senior Communications Specialist

[email protected]

General Inquiries:

Jennifer Gill

Public Art Manager

[email protected]

World Class Partners

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Presenting Partners