Scottsdale Public Art presents Canal Convergence in late February

0211Ns News photo (Canal Convergence)

Scottsdale Public Art presents Canal Convergence later this month. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Public Art presents Canal Convergence with support from the Salt River Project that enhances the local landscape’s beauty and commemorates the city’s arts and culture environment.

Artists from around the world will showcase signature art installations for residents and visitors, providing an interactive experience for just about any guest: Live music, collaborative art, hands-on activities and more.

The third annual Canal Convergence | Water + Light + Art will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27, and continue from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

With so much to offer visitors, Scottsdale Public Art’s largest event to date will captivate all who participate in its inventive presentations.

Located on the Scottsdale Waterfront, extending from Soleri Bridge & Plaza at Scottsdale Road just south of Camelback to Goldwater Boulevard, the event will stage five large-scale art installments, two dance performances and an educational water conservation display.

“Canal Convergence is an event that provides a pleasant backdrop to the Scottsdale Waterfront while also commending Scottsdale’s dedication to its arts community,” Scottsdale Public Art Director Donna Isaac said in a press release. “We’re so excited to have such an acclaimed group of artists and installations this year some of whom are coming off their national and international exhibition tours.”

This year’s array of artists includes Urban Matter Inc., Jen Lewin Studio, Toby Atticus Fraley, Saskia Jorda, Karrie Hovey, Erin V. Sotak and Heidi Duckler Dance Company.

All interactive pieces will be open to the public and free of charge. On February 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. the event will also host a special storytelling experience called “Water Logged,” hosted by Scottsdale Public Art and the Phoenix New Times. Separate tickets for the storytelling event will be available at www.canalconvergence.com.

Some of the canal installations will remain on view until April 2015, but Scottsdale Public Art encourages families and guests to visit during the four-day exposition.

During the event, the community can enjoy live music, hands-on activities and visit the Artisan Market, where Arizona-based artist vendors and businesses will exhibit, demonstrate, and sell their products and services.

For more information on Canal Convergence, visit canalconvergence.com.

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