Scottsdale Public Art


Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox

Canal Convergence is an annual series of engaging and inspiring free events at the Scottsdale Waterfront featuring innovative large scale installations by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music, performances, and Artisan Market's urban marketplace experience.

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


This year’s spring event features more fun and interactive installations for all ages on the waterfront! Preview these artworks here.

  • Jump and play on the two large colorful inflatables by FriendsWithYou. 
  • Head to the interaction station on the south bank at night to change the colors of Jeff Zischke’s giant glowing water striders floating in the canal. 
  • ​Adopt your own small Sonoran Desert plant in Vaughn Bell’s participatory project. 
  • See how Randy Walker transforms the Marshall Way Bridge with thousands of colorful fabric strands. 
  • Make new friends with Timothy Flood’s Stranger Reduction Zone!

Help support Canal Convergence by joining us for our exciting first-ever fundraising event, First Night @ Canal Convergence, along with our friends, colleagues, and supporters from around the Valley, including many of the artists featured at the canal this Spring. Find out more about First Night @ Canal Convergence here

Did you attend Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light NOV 7-10?
Relive it or experience it for the first time here and check out this video about the event.

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Interactive artworks and canal installations on view day and night throughout the 4-day event include: Happy Gift and Mushroom Bounce House by FriendsWithYou, Spring Crossing by Randy Walker, Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy Flood, Water Striders by Jeff Zischke, and Land for Adoption by Vaughn Bell. After dark, change the colors of Zischke's Striders at the interaction station on the south canal bank. Plus, participate in Vaughn Bell's project Land for Adoption on the Soleri Plaza periodically throughout the event.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Night @ Canal Convergence

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music on the Marshall Way Stage

Friday, March 21, 2014
Noon – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Marshall Way Stage

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Stage

Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:00 am – Noon

Community Canal Path Bike Ride

  • Start & finish on the Soleri Plaza for a canal path tour of art and culture
10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Marshall Way Stage

12:30 pm

12:35p (Solar Noon): Spring Equinox readings by AZ Poet Laureate, Alberto Rios

4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Stage

Sunday, March 23, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Live Music on the Marshall Way Stage

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Live Music on the Soleri Plaza Stage

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