Art lovers, rejoice! Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence to kick off this weekend

Feb 23, 2018, 4:50 AM | Updated: 11:26 am

PHOENIX — If you’re an art lover, you can get your fill – for your eyes, ears, and body – at Canal Convergence in Scottsdale this weekend.

Kim Curry-Evans is the public art director for Scottsdale Public Art, which is putting on the event. She said the Scottsdale Waterfront will feature art from around the world as well as Arizona.

And there’s more: “Music, food – there’ll be interactive workshops – dancing, poetry reading.”

One of the popular exhibits is strung over the canal now. It’s called “Reflection Rising,” from Poetic Kinetics in Los Angeles. “It looks almost like shattered glass,” Curry-Evans said. “It’s made out of ripstop nylon – something that’s very thin and very durable.”

One of the newest pieces this year is Eli Richards’ solar-powered “Sun Lanterns.”

Inspired by “the quiet beauty of the desert,” the lanterns absorb sunlight during the daytime and release a colorful glow at night.

There’s also a “Night Lights Bike Ride.”

You can bring your own bike – or grab a free one (first come, first served) – and do a night-time tour of public art around downtown Scottsdale. Riders should meet at Soleri Plaza near the main stage by 6:45 p.m.

The event’s free and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is also running March 2 and 3 at the same time.

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Art lovers, rejoice! Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence to kick off this weekend