Once a weekend-long event in the springtime, Scottsdale Public Art’s Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light is now 10 consecutive days of engaging interactive experiences that celebrate water, art and light along Scottsdale’s historic waterfront Nov. 9 – 18.
The event, presented by Scottsdale Public Art, celebrates the active arts and culture community in Scottsdale, attracting people from all over the world. This year, 10 large-scale art installations by local, national and international artists will be displayed. Works range from a series of mechanical butterflies to a 67-foot-long tunnel with user-activated lights and sounds that conjure images of an iceberg’s gentle rumblings.
Other highlights include a 650-foot-long crowdsourced lace sculpture ARIZONA!, science-inspired installations Loop and Sound Sculpture, and fire and light shows.
Visitors can tour Canal Convergence art installations with Scottsdale Public Art staff for expert insights and in-depth exploration of the works. Family Days on Nov. 11 and 18 offer children activities like natural dye workshops, screen printing and glow-in-the-dark.
Guests are also invited to learn about the relationship between art and sustainability through installations created with upcycled and recycled materials, composting workshops and interactive discussions on creating a more sustainable future.
Canal Convergence Launch Party, presented by Scottsdale Public Art with support from the City of Scottsdale and Salt River Project, will be held Nov. 8. The entertainment includes performances by Sara Robinson Band and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, food trucks, and the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Garden.
Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light
Nov. 9 – 18
Canal Convergence Launch Party – Thurs., Nov. 8, 5 p.m., Soleri Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront
For more information, visit canalconvergence.com.