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Augmented Reality and Art

The +ScottsdalePublicArt augmented reality channel not only enhances the art of Canal Convergence, it also expands it. While nine of the temporary public artworks have AR components, including artist talks from their creators and other features, two of the artworks exist entirely in augmented reality. Additionally, we have added AR components to 11 of the artworks from the Scottsdale Public Art Permanent Collection. throughout Old Town Scottsdale. The artworks listed below have AR features. Click the link to each for more information about the artworks, including their locations.

Please be aware of your surroundings while using the app.


Augmented Reality Artworks (AR Artworks card)


AeroGels by Roy Wasson Valle / Fireweather Studio

Mirage by Nancy Baker Cahill Studio


Temporary Canal Convergence Installations (Behind the Scenes card)

Arc ZERO – Oculus by James Tapscott

Entwined Meadow by Charles Gadeken

Floom by Walter Productions

illumaphonium: Halo by Illumaphonium

Light Falls by Vigas

Mini Nova by Abram Santa Cruz / Liquid PXL

The Planets by PITAYA

Say What You Will by Masary Studios

Time Stream by Casey Farina


Scottsdale Public Art Permanent Collection (Permanent Collection card)

Bronze Horse Fountain by Bob Parks

Diamond Bloom by Curtis Pittman

Horseshoe Falls by Michael Maglich

LOVE by Robert Indiana

Knight Rise by James Turrell

One-Eyed Jack by John Randall Nelson

Passing the Legacy by Herb Mignery

Soleri Bridge and Plaza by Paolo Soleri

Spirit of Camelback by Kana Tanaka

Traceries by Mary Bates Neubauer

Windows to the West by Louise Nevelson


How to Access AR at Canal Convergence

Before visiting the event, access your mobile device’s app store, download the Hoverlay app, and follow instructions to install the Hoverlay camera browser app on your mobile device. Search for the +ScottsdalePublicArt channel to unlock these experiences or look for QR codes on signs at the Scottsdale Waterfront and around Old Town Scottsdale. Please note: the app requires an augmented reality-capable device running iOS 13 or later or Android 7.0 or later.

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