Scottsdale Public Art matches donations to complete $100K grant

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A view of the Scottsdale Waterfront. (submitted photo)

The Scottsdale Public Art is reaching out to residents in order to complete a challenge grant, which is only a couple of thousand dollars away from being completed.

In support of the Canal Convergence, the city of Scottsdale gave Scottsdale Public Art a challenge grant of $100,000 — the group is now only $5,000 away from reaching its goal.

Thanks to the support of the city, a tax-deductible donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the value of the contribution, according to a press release.

Every dollar supports Canal Convergence, a free, annual interactive art experience at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

In appreciation of support, each patron who donates $100 or more by June 25 will receive an original artwork commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art from the Canal Convergence 2015 installation “Migration” by artist Saskia Jordà. The bird sculptures are only available for a limited time, and each comes with a signed certificate by this award-winning Arizona artist.

Canal Convergence is known for its large-scale art installations, and brings together artists, musicians and performers from around the globe – and from our  backyard. This unique celebration of artistic innovation is making waves for Scottsdale in more ways than one, placing the city on the international art map, the release stated.

Donations will go directly to Scottsdale Public Art and support Canal Convergence. Donations are accepted through the website, scottsdalepublicart.org or via mail. To mail a donation, make checks out to Scottsdale Public Art with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to: Scottsdale Public Art, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale AZ, 85251.

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