Events


Canal Convergence 2016 Water + Art + Light

Canal Convergence is a free event and open to all ages. Check below for daily schedules and purchasing information for special ticketed events happening during Canal Convergence.

Scottsdale Public Art and Salt River Project present Canal Convergence Art + Water + Light. This annual event that offers interactive artworks by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music, and performances at the Scottsdale Waterfront between Scottsdale and Goldwater roads. During Canal Convergence 2016, attendees will enjoy 12 large-scale artworks positioned both in the Arizona Canal and along its banks. Additional attractions include an “Artist@Work” demonstration area, free workshops with dance collective Pilobolus, family-friendly hands-on activities, art-making stations, and live performances throughout all four days. Friday and Saturday evenings will also feature a beer, food and wine garden.

Visit our Facebook page, Facebook.com/canalconvergence/ for exclusive offers and Canal Convergecnce artist and installations updates! 

 


Ticketed Events during Canal Convergence:

Schedule for Canal Convergence │ Water + Art + Light

Thursday, February 25: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, February 26: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 28: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

On view during all four days of Canal Convergence:

Installations:

  • Blooms by Bruce Munro
  • Spiraling Droplets by Aphidoidea
  • Light Origami created by KAZ Shirane, and produced by Reuben Young, LED Lighting provided by Lumenpulse.
  • MICRO –Double Helix by Purring Tiger
  • True Local Time by Amy Sansbury Manning 
  • Billboard Mindscape by Edina Tokodi
  • a river’s passing, 1 by Perry Allen 
  • Your Secret is Safe with Me by Christopher Jagmin 
  • Design RePublic Mobile Studio with Lindsay Kinkade
  • Highway Hotshop with Joshua Dopp
  • Autumn/Spring Pavilion: Desert Series by Joy Holland
     

The Store @ The Canal:

Artist@Work:

  • Highway Hotshop by Joshua Dopp: Come see the live glass-blowing and the creation of a large glass artwork to be completed over the four days.

     

Thursday, February 25, 2016 │ 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | An Evening with Bruce Munro, The Casablanca Lounge, Scottsdale Waterfront

  • Join Scottsdale Public Art for a very special celebration with Bruce Munro.
  • Tickets: $100, Proceeds benefit programming for Scottsdale Public Art, a division of Scottsdale Cultural Council, a nonprofit organization. For each $100 ticket, $70 is tax-deductible.

     

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Live Music on Main Stage, Soleri Plaza

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Trotters Wake
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Kuchen Quartet

     

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p. m. | Short Films Featured by Scottsdale International Film Festival, Soleri Plaza

 

Friday, February 26, 2016 │ 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Beer, Food and Wine Garden, Soleri Plaza

  • Beer and food provided by Two Brothers Brewing Company
  • Wine provided by Young’s Market Company

     

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Mayor Jim Lane presents Proclamation celebrating Scottsdale Public Art, Main Stage, Soleri Plaza
 

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Stories with a Splash: A Birthday Party! Main Stage, Soleri Plaza

  • To celebrate Scottsdale Public Art 30th anniversary, a special story-telling event presented in partnership with Phoenix New Times featuring Elizabeth Maria Naranjo, Sara Palmer, Robrt Pela, Amy Silverman and R. Bradley Snyder.
  • Tickets: $15 

     

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Live Music on Main Stage, Soleri Plaza

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tobie Milford
  • 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Rob Kroehler
  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Captain Squeegee

     

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Mobile Karaoke Unit, On-site

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 │ 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Community Canal Path Bike Ride

  • Meet on the Soleri Bridge & Plaza, have a local tour of arts and culture and then meet back at the Scottsdale Waterfront to enjoy the event.

     

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Workshops and Hands-On Activities, Scottsdale Waterfront

  • True Local Time by Amy Sansbury Manning
  • Stencil workshop by Lindsay Kinkade
  • Origami Crane Making Workshop by the Cultural Arts Coalition partnering with the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
  • Spiraling Droplets kit for sale and assembly area
  • Blooms coloring station

     

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Pilobolus @ Play Dance Workshop, Soleri Plaza

  • Pilobolus will facilitate a playful, productive and fast-paced workshop designed for families and people of all ages and abilities. There will be two schedules, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP.

     

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Meet the Artists

  • Stop by each installation to meet the artist.

     

1:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Live Music on Main Stage, Soleri Plaza

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ben Anderson
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Decker
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Mellow Groove
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Crystal Radio
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fairy Bones

     

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Beer, Food and Wine Garden, Soleri Plaza

  • Beer and food provided by Two Brothers Brewing Company
  • Wine provided by Young’s Market Company

     

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Twilight Performance by RIOULT

  • RIOULT Dance NY will give a specially choreographed performance across the Soleri Bridge and into the Soleri Plaza.

     

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Mobile Karaoke Unit, On-site

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016 │ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Workshops and Hands-On Activities, Scottsdale Waterfront

  • True Local Time by Amy Sansbury Manning
  • Stencil workshop by Lindsay Kinkade
  • Origami Crane Making Workshop by the Cultural Arts Coalition partnering with the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
  • Spiraling Droplet kit for sale and assembly area
  • Blooms coloring station

     

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Community Plein Air and Sketch n’ Snap Session, Viewing Decks

  • Open to all artists! Come draw and photograph the artwork at Canal Convergence

     

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Pilobolus @ Play Dance Workshop, Soleri Plaza

  • Two schedules, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Please RSVP

     

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Live Music on Main Stage, Soleri Plaza

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Scott Jeffers
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spooky Kool

     

4:00 p.m. | Surprise Music Performance @ the Scottsdale Waterfront!


 

Continue to check this website for more information about artists, installations, workshops, performances and music as it becomes available.



 

  • Joy Holland

  • KAZ Shirane

  • Joshua Dopp

  • Christopher Jagmin

  • Amy Sansbury Manning

  • Purring Tiger

  • Lindsay Kinkade

  • RIOULT Dance NY

  • Pilobolus

  • Aphidoidea

  • Perry Allen

  • Bruce Munro

  • Edina “Mosstika” Tokodi

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