Canal Convergence

An interactive art festival in the heart of Scottsdale.


Canal Convergence returns to the Scottsdale Waterfront for 2022 with a new central theme: ” 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. In addition to the physical artworks selected this year, Canal Convergence will also commission three original augmented reality artworks from Arizona artists, as well as AR experiences that correspond to the physical artworks via the Hoverlay App.

More information about the selected artworks and the event coming soon!


  • Dates:
    November 4-13
  • Hours:
    Friday, Nov. 4 – Saturday, Nov. 5, 6-10 p.m.
    Sunday, Nov. 6 – Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m.
    Friday, Nov. 11 – Saturday, Nov. 12, 6-10 p.m.
    Sunday, Nov. 13 (closing night), 6-9 p.m.
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  • Location:
    At the Scottsdale Waterfront along the pedestrian pathways, bridges, and in and above the Arizona Canal, between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard.