Canal Convergence is back for its ninth year, and SRP is a proud partner of the award-winning annual event.
Although the event is cautiously moving forward , it will be presented differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, known for combining water, art and light, is introducing a whole new element this year — augmented reality.
What is canal convergence?
At its core, Canal Convergence is a celebration of community, sustainability, art, education and history. The best part — it’s free! Presented by SRP, the City of Scottsdale, and Billy Jo and Judd Herberger, it begins Friday, Nov. 6, and goes through Sunday, Nov. 15.
This year, visitors will enjoy art displays throughout Scottsdale , in addition to augmented reality experiences. In fact, the free canal tours we usually give during the event will be offered virtually this year.
SRP and Canal Convergence
As a provider of water to the Valley, it’s important to share information about the canals with the community. Surely, you’ll learn a new thing or two about how we bring water to the Valley.
This year, you won’t find us there in person due to COVID-19 precautions. However, SRP’s resident experts will digitally interact with attendees using the event’s augmented reality app.
Take a look at art installations from past events in the Canal Convergence Gallery.
Virtual SRP canal tour
Although the event will look different this year, we will still safely be a part of the fun.
Along the Arizona Canal at Scottsdale Waterfront, you will find signs with scannable QR codes from the Marshall Way Bridge to the Soleri Bridge. Through a self-guided tour, there will be five opportunities to hear from our experts about canal infrastructure and history.
To ensure everyone’s safety, we kindly ask that attendees follow the recommended CDC guidelines and maintain a safe distance from each other and the canals.