About the Event
Convergence | Water + Art + Light will light up the Scottsdale Waterfront this fall in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The 10-night, free, temporary public art event features light-based and interactive installation from around the world, family-friendly activities, exciting performances, creative workshops, food and beverages, and more!
Every year, Canal Convergence selects a featured theme to be highlighted alongside our perennial focus on Water + Art + Light, interactivity, and sustainability. This year’s featured theme is “Celebrating 10 Years of Water + Art + Light.” Since Canal Convergence officially began in 2012, it has embodied an ever-evolving conversation about site-specific public art, light art, community engagement, and more, all within the context of an outdoor, nighttime-focused event. For Canal Convergence 2022, each artist was directed to present an artwork that celebrates Water + Art + Light, interactivity, and sustainability, but also draws from any of our past featured themes like “Reconnect,” “The Story of Water,” and “Art and Technology.”
In addition to commemorating the anniversary through the artwork themes, this year’s event also looks to celebrate the vibrant global artist community that has made Canal Convergence so memorable over the years. Scottsdale Public Art selected artists who have exhibited work at Canal Convergence throughout the 10-year span alongside artists who are new to the event.