Canal Convergence returns to Scottsdale Waterfront for 10th anniversary

Nov 4, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: 1:02 pm

PHOENIX — Canal Convergence returns Friday for the 10th anniversary of the event at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

The free 10-day affair features works from artists across the world, live music and dance, workshops, food trucks and a beer/wine garden.

“This November we will celebrate Canal Convergence’s evolution since 2012, its recognition today as a destination event and what we can look forward to seeing in the future as Canal Convergence continues to evolve,” Kim Boganey, director of Scottsdale Public Art, said in a press release.

This year’s theme is centered around celebrating 10 years of water, light and art.

Artists were instructed to create works that embody the theme, while also taking aspects from previous themes.

Canal Convergence will also commission augmented reality pieces from Arizona artists. That artwork can be viewed through the Scottsdale Public Art’s channel on the Hoverlay app.

Nearly 250,000 people are expected to attend the event, located in and above the Arizona Canal and above the pathways and bridges between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard.

“Ten years ago we embraced the idea of activating this waterfront as a public space to bring community together,” Gerd Wuestemann, president and CEO of Scottsdale Arts, said in the release.

“I think this made Scottsdale a better place to live, while making our community stronger.”

Canal Convergence will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays through Nov. 13.

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Canal Convergence returns to Scottsdale Waterfront for 10th anniversary