About the Event
S’edav Va’aki Museum
S’edav Va’aki Museum (formerly Pueblo Grande Museum) is located on an extraordinary archaeological site where visitors learn about the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People, known to archaeologists as the Hohokam. Visitors can walk along a 2/3-mile outdoor trail, exploring a prehistoric va’aki (platform mound), full-size replica houses, a ballcourt, and a demonstration garden. Indoors, enjoy four exhibit galleries, exploring archaeology and the awe-inspiring artifacts of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People and highlighting contemporary Indigenous themes.
Join the S’edav Va’aki Museum at Canal Convergence, where you can create a fabulous canal fish or a silly snake and learn about the history of the archeological site.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Experience the way they play at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale through fine arts, sports, and the art of making. Since 1954, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has been enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The clubs provide youth development services that instill strong core values and life enhancing skills in a safe environment. Its programs promote healthy lifestyles, good character, and academic success. Join the clubs in fun, hands-on activities, led by their youth development professionals to give Canal Convergence attendees a snapshot of the type of engaging programs that club members experience every day. Find your inner artist, athlete, and engineer at the Boys & Girls Club.
The Container Painting Project is back! In partnership with Scottsdale Solid Waste Management, artist Blaise Danio is leading a collaborative painting effort to design containers that showcase our community. Debuting at Canal Convergence, these containers will be placed throughout Scottsdale, but this is your chance to see them before they are out in the community. Free workshops to help with the collaborative painting of the containers are available to Canal Convergence attendees on Saturdays and Sundays with RSVP.
About the Artist
Buhlaixe Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio and brand. It is the creative brainchild of Blaise Danio, an established artist and designer, fueled by her passion for decorative arts, functional fine art, and travel. She has spent years working in the arts in New York City, facilitating behind-the-scenes art installation with MOMA PS1, Sotheby’s, and The Public Theater and prop styling for Real Simple magazine. She has studied under internationally acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner.
Classically trained in the fine arts and self-taught as a graphic designer, Danio works with high-profile clients on custom designs and public mural work. Buhlaixe Studio is carried in more than 100 retail stores internationally. Danio is currently a spotlight artist with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Her work is frequently featured on Design Milk and in the New York Times Wirecutter edition.