Experience 10 days of wonder at the Scottsdale Canal Convergence along the Scottsdale Waterfront November 8th-17th, 2019. Take some time this week to enjoy the annual confluence of water + art + light. “The Story of Water” is an immersive interaction of art and artists. The free festival will feature 14 large-scale, light-based installations by innovative local, national and international artists. The art is best viewed after sundown, but workshops and artist talks begin as early as 4pm. There will also be live music in the beer and wine garden at the Soleri Plaza.
Squidsoup is returning to Scottsdale with two new art installations, one at the Scottsdale Waterfront and another at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). The “Standing Wave” artwork installation will use 600 interconnected orbs of light and sound to simulate a wave over the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The orbs will act in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing environments, referencing standing waveforms in canyons and canals. “Murmuration” is a site-specific artwork at the SMoCA that will use a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm.
The Scottsdale Waterfront runs from Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in the west to Camelback and Scottsdale roads in the east. Public parking is available nearby, including free options at Scottsdale Fashion Square.