Dates: Nightly through Dec. 31
Location: 5th Avenue, Stetson Drive and Marshall Way in Scottsdale’s Arts 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 places additional light-based installations along 5th Avenue, Stetson Drive, and Marshall Way in Scottsdale’s Arts District to create a path of art and light between the businesses and the canal. All of the installations, which were 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, Sugar and ‘Spro, the intersection of Marshall Way and 3rd Avenue, 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 have been reinstalled in Old Town following their removal from the inactive fountains at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
During Canal Convergence, there will be a special Local Light Tour at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Meet at the Canal Convergence Info Booth to join.
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.