Spring into art and performance at Canal Convergence
Scottsdale Public Art and SRP invite you to experience one-of-a-kind, interactive installations and performances while enjoying live music and exploring Artisan Markets urban marketplace along the banks of the Arizona Canal in downtown Scottsdale.
Art installations scheduled to be on display include:
- Dual Apparitions, by artist Kendall Buster: Intricately crafted, lightweight vessels made from ultraviolet-protected greenhouse shade cloth contrast with Soleri Bridge.
- Scophalopods in Springtime - The Wedding Party, by Pete Goldlust: Sea worms are throwing a wedding party, and they want visitors to jump into their wedding photos.
- Luminescence: Phosphorescent bubbles rising from the canal floor float and bob on the surface like seaweed. After sunset, the bubbles glow.
Check the event schedule for a complete list of art installations and exhibits.
Performances & Activities
Most of the performances and activities will occur on Saturday, March 23, including:
- Flam Chen stilt acrobats: The Tucson-based, flame-throwing stilt acrobats will entertain with two equinox-inspired performances at noon and 7 p.m. The noon performance will coincide with solar noon on Soleri Bridge.
- The Quagga House: Guests of all ages are invited by local artist Christy Puetz and SRP from noon–6 p.m. to make their own quagga shell boat magnet, help fill up the Quagga House and learn about the invasive quagga mussel.
- Go for a canal bike ride from 10 a.m.–noon.
Refer to the event schedule for a complete list of performances and activities.
In addition to exhibits and activities, “Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox” will feature the works of the local artists of Artisan Markets. Live music is also scheduled for March 22-23 in the evening.
The Canal Convergence series of events is designed to generate awareness of the beauty of one of the basic yet rarely seen mechanisms necessary to sustain modern life in the desert – the Phoenix metropolitan area’s canal system.