Scottsdale Public Art meets $100K grant goal

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Scottsdale Public Art (file photo)

Scottsdale Public Art has announced that thanks to donations from generous patrons in Scottsdale and throughout the country, the $100,000 Canal Convergence matching grant from the city of Scottsdale has been met.

Within days of announcing the need to close a $5,000 gap, Scottsdale Public Art was overwhelmed with an outpouring of support.

With the addition of $100,000 from the city of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Public Art will use the $200,000 to bring more cutting-edge, contemporary art installations from international, national and local artists, interactive workshops and performances to the Scottsdale Waterfront for the best Canal Convergence yet.

Scottsdale Public Art offers its most heartfelt thanks to everyone who made a donation to Canal Convergence with a special thank you to artist Saskia Jordá for her donation of the Canal Convergence 2015 Migration sculptures given as gifts to patrons who contributed $100 or more, according to a press release.

Programing for Canal Convergence 2017 is already underway and more details of the highly-anticipated interactive art event will be announced soon.  Updates will also be posted online at ScottsdalePublicArt.org.

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