Event Starts: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Location: 5th Avenue, Stetson Drive and Marshall Way in Scottsdale’s Gallery District
Canal Convergence is extending its atmosphere beyond the Scottsdale Waterfront! to Old Town Scottsdale businesses south of the Arizona Canal through a new initiative called Local Light.
Beginning Oct. 25, this initiative from Scottsdale Public Art will place additional light-based installations along 5th Avenue, Stetson Drive and Marshall Way in Scottsdale’s Gallery District to create a path of art and light between the businesses and the canal. All of the installations, which will be created by local artists, will remain on display through Dec. 31. The initiative is designed to support businesses in Old Town Scottsdale. Some of the installations will be placed outside the businesses while others will be inside.
For this inaugural year, Scottsdale Public Art has commissioned local artists to enhance eight different sites in downtown Scottsdale with light-based art installations. Those locations include LDV Winery (in its new location near the Waterfront), On The Edge Gallery, Vintage by Misty, the balcony above Earth and Images, The Herb Box, XO Confections and Carlson Creek Vineyard Wine Tasting Room, in addition to Scottsdale Public Art’s storefront space on 5th Avenue.
Artists participating in Local Light include Mike Butzine, Casey Farina, Lynn Gustafson, Lisa Hoffner, Michelle Meyer, Mike Miller, Craig Randich, Lily Reeves, Jenny Willigrod, Danielle Wood and Eli Richard, whose Sun Lanterns will be reinstalled in Old Town following their removal from the inactive fountains at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
Local Light will begin with an opening reception from 6–7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Blue Clover Distillery, 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. This event will also celebrate One-Eyed Jack, a 26-foot-tall rabbit sculpture by John Randall Nelson. During the opening reception, additional tours and other events associated with the Local Light initiative will be announced.
The Local Light initiative will also play a role in Scottsdale Contemporary Month from Oct. 21 – Nov. 21 and Scottsdazzle from Nov. 24 – Jan. 1. Check ScottsdalePublicArt.org up to and throughout the initiative for updates on Local Light-related events and for information about the artists and artwork.