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Canal Convergence 2017 Water + Art + Light

Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light
February 23-26, 2017
4-10 p.m. Daily
FREE

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Scottsdale Public Art presents its fifth year of the cutting-edge, interactive art event Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light. With the support of presenting sponsors Salt River Project (SRP), the City of Scottsdale, and Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Scottsdale Public Art brings together international and local artists to create a one-of-a-kind, immersive art event. 

During Canal Convergence 2017, visitors will experience four days of nine large-scale, contemporary public art installations positioned in the Arizona Canal, along its banks and soaring in the skies above.

Featured Installations, Artists and Performers:

Throughout the evenings of Canal Convergence, Scottsdale Public Art will present a range of educational activities and engaging events, as well as live music and performances. Visitors can look forward to artist-guided mural painting, installation-themed workshops, all-level dance workshops, an outdoor dance performance at dusk and, new for 2017, a series of artist talks. Live music from local bands will be featured each night at Soleri Plaza, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings will feature a beer and wine garden with beer by Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery of Scottsdale.

 

Highlighted Events for Canal Convergence 2017 (Click on the link for more information about each event)

Scottsdale Public Art has selected a diverse range of local bands and performers for Canal Convergence 2017: Inspiracion FlamencaSid Hausman, Lonna Kelley, Whiskey's Quicker, AZ Beat Lab, There is Danger, Sergio Mendoza y la OrkestaJaphy's Descent, and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra. Click on the "Event Schedule" tab above to see the full schedule of dates and times for each performer.

 

 

Visit our Facebook page, Facebook.com/canalconvergence for exclusive offers and Canal Convergence artist and installation updates. 

Want to see what Canal Convergence is all about? Click HERE to view a video of Canal Convergence 2016.

Click HERE for more information about past Canal Convergence installations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Canal Convergence VIP Preview Party, Casablanca Roof Top Lounge, Scottsdale Waterfront

  • Scottsdale Public Art invites the public to a special celebration hosted by Fred and Jennifer Unger with all of the artists of Canal Convergence 2017.
  • Tickets: $125, Proceeds benefit programming for Scottsdale Public Art, a division of Scottsdale Cultural Council, a nonprofit organization.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Store @ The Canal
South bank of the canal

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 7 Fingers @ Canal Convergence:

  • 4–4:45 p.m. – Dance Workshop
    Soleri Plaza
    Free
  • 5–5:45 p.m. – Dance Demonstration
    Soleri Plaza
    Free
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Artist-Led Workshops:

  • Light and Shadow: Make Your Own Geometric Work of Light Workshop with Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu
    North Marshall Way Bridge 
  • Tickets $20 available at the information booth during Canal Convergence
  • Folding a Geometric Flower Workshop with Joerg Student and Jimmy Chion of FoldHaus Artist Collective
    North Marshall Way Bridge
    Free
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artists@Work: Isaac Caruso and Ashley Macias Live Painting of Canal Creatures – Where Are They Now? Mural
Marshall Way Underpass

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two Brothers Beer & Wine Garden (Food will be available on Thursday, Feb. 23, and beer, wine, and food will be available Friday Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 26)
Soleri Plaza

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Film Screenings:

  • 6–7:15 p.m. – The Making of Canal Convergence 2017
    Soleri Plaza 
  • 7:30–8 p.m. – Scottsdale International Film Festival Short Films Screening, more information to be announced in Feburary
    Soleri Plaza
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artists Talks:

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Lee Yun Qin
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 5 p.m.
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Héctor Esrawe & Ignacio Cadena 
    The Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 7 p.m.
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Performance:

Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Store @ The Canal
South bank of the canal

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The 7 Fingers @ Canal Convergence:

  • 4–4:45 p.m. – Dance Workshop
    Soleri Plaza
    Free
  • 5–5:45 p.m. – Dance Demonstration
    Soleri Plaza
    Free
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Artist-Led Workshops:

  • Light and Shadow: Make Your Own Geometric Work of Light Workshop with Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu
    North Marshall Way Bridge 
    Tickets $20 available at the information booth during Canal Convergence
  • Folding a Geometric Flower Workshop with Joerg Student and Jimmy Chion of FoldHaus Artist Collective
    North Marshall Way Bridge
    Free
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artists@Work: Isaac Caruso and Ashley Macias Live Painting of Canal Creatures – Where Are They Now? Mural
Marshall Way Underpass

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two Brothers Beer & Wine Garden 
Soleri Plaza

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artists Talks:

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Pascal Rioult of RIOULT Dance NY
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 5 p.m.
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Anne-Marie Paquette of CS DESIGN
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 7 p.m.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music:

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mobile Karaoke Unit
Location TBD

Saturday, February 25, 2017
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Store @ The Canal
South bank of the canal

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Artist-Led Workshops:

  • Light and Shadow: Make Your Own Geometric Work of Light Workshop with Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu 
    North Marshall Way Bridge
    Tickets $20 available at the information booth during Canal Convergence 
  • Folding a Geometric Flower Workshop with Joerg Student and Jimmy Chion of FoldHaus Artist Collective
    North Marshall Way Bridge
    Free

     
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artists@Work:Isaac Caruso and Ashley Macias Live Painting of Canal Creatures – Where Are They Now? mural with audience participation in painting the mural alongside the artists
Marshall Way Underpass

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

AZ Beat Lab Performance and Music-Making Workshop
Main Stage at Soleri Plaza
Free

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two Brothers Beer & Wine Garden
Soleri Plaza

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Live Performance:

  • Along the Canal, a Dance Among the Art live performance by RIOULT Dance NY
    Beginning at Blumen Lumen installation by Foldhaus Artist Collective, and ending at Soleri Plaza
     
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music:

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artist Talks:

  • Conversation with the Artist:Yelena Filipchek
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Store @ The Canal
South bank of the canal

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Artist-Led Workshops:

  • Light and Shadow: Make Your Own Geometric Work of Light Workshop with Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu
    North Marshall Way Bridge 
    Tickets $20 available at the information booth during Canal Convergence
  • Folding a Geometric Flower Workshop with Joerg Student and Jimmy Chion of FoldHaus Artist Collective
    North Marshall Way Bridge
    Free
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artists@Work: Isaac Caruso and Ashley Macias Live Painting of Canal Creatures – Where Are They Now? Mural
Marshall Way Underpass

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Two Brothers Beer & Wine Garden 
Soleri Plaza

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Four Chambers Press Poetry Reading Inspired by the Installations of Canal Convergence 2017
Main Stage at Soleri Plaza

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Artists Talks:

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Tom Dekyvere
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 5 p.m.
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m. – Conversation with the Artist: Foldhaus Artist Collective
    Casablanca Roof Top Lounge
    Tickets: $10, available at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge starting at 7 p.m.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Walk on the Wild Side: An Evening with the Museum of Walking, a collaborative "walking and viewing" event with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) 
Location TBD

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Night Lights Bike Ride 
Starting at Soleri Plaza

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music:

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