Events


Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light

This year’s fall event lights up the Arizona Canal with Voyage, a mobile-interactive piece by UK-based Aether & Hemera.

Canal Convergence events offer innovative artworks by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music, performances, and Artisan Market's urban marketplace experience. Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light is the first in the second cycle of our annual Canal Convergence events on the banks of the Arizona Canal at The Scottsdale Waterfront from Soleri Bridge & Plaza to Goldwater Boulevard. This event is free and open to all ages. 

4-DAY SCHEDULE (click Event Schedule above for details)

  • THURSDAY NOV 7
    5p-10p
  • FRIDAY NOV 8
    12p-10p 
  • SATURDAY NOV 9
    12p-10p 
  • SUNDAY NOV 10
    10a-4p


View a video of last year's Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light event here

SCOTTSDALE FALL FOR THE ARTS
Canal Convergence is a proud contributor to the 2nd Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts taking place in downtown Scottsdale November 7-10, 2013.  Building on last year’s event, Fall for the Arts features seven individual events and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 100 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program. The weekend consists of events ranging from art auctions and live paintings to performance arts and temporary installations, and provides an exciting experience for all arts travelers. Click here to learn more. 
 

MORE ABOUT CANAL CONVERGENCE
>Scottsdale Lifestyles Magazine's Preview of the Event

Interactive artworks and canal installations on view throughout the 4-day event include: Voyage by Aether and HemeraPassage by Tomiko JonesAutumn/Spring Pavilion: Desert Series by Joy Holland, Paisajes de Luz | Landscapes of Light by Ryan Griffin, Aquatic Energy by Gabe Pecina, Message in a Boat by Erin Sotak and SMOCA's Art in Motion.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Interactive Artworks & Canal Installations

  • Aether & Hemera
  • Joy Holland
  • Tomiko Jones
  • Gabriel Pecina
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art Bridge Live! on the Marshall Way Bridge and Beyond

  • Presented by Artisan Markets AZ
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Noon – 10:00 pm

Interactive Artworks & Canal Installations

  • Aether & Hemera
  • Ryan Griffin
  • Joy Holland
  • Tomiko Jones
  • Gabriel Pecina
Noon – 10:00 pm

Art Bridge Live! on the Marshall Way Bridge and Beyond

  • Presented by Artisan Markets AZ
  • Food trucks
  • Live Music
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SMOCA's Art in Motion

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Main Stage

Friday, November 8, 2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community Canal Path Bike Ride

  • Start & finish on the Soleri Plaza for a canal path tour of art and culture
  • Special magnets created by local artist Andy Brown for all riders
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

SMOCA's Art in Motion

Noon – 10:00 pm

Interactive Artworks & Canal Installations

  • Aether & Hemera
  • Ryan Griffin
  • Joy Holland
  • Tomiko Jones
  • Gabriel Pecina
Noon – 10:00 pm

Art Bridge Live! on the Marshall Way Bridge and Beyond

  • Presented by Artisan Markets AZ
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
Noon – 6:00 pm

Workshop & Participatory Artwork

  • Join local artist Erin Sotak for an all ages activity on the Soleri Plaza
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Main Stage

  • 1:00-2:00pm : Poetry Readings featuring Nick DeFord as well as David Chorlton, Jeremiah Blue and other Arizona poets.

         1:00PM Jeremiah Blue 
         1:12PM David Chorlton 
         1:24PM Nadine Lockhart 
         1:36PM Matthew Jolly 
         1:48PM Nick DeFord            

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Twilight Transition Performance

  • Ashley Macias and Liliana Gomez & Dance Company on the Soleri Bridge and Plaza
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Interactive Artworks & Canal Installations

  • Aether & Hemera
  • Ryan Griffin
  • Joy Holland
  • Tomiko Jones
  • Gabriel Pecina
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art Bridge Live! on the Marshall Way Bridge and Beyond

  • Presented by Artisan Markets AZ
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop & Participatory Artwork

  • Join local artist Erin Sotak for an all ages activity on the Soleri Plaza
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Main Stage

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