Canal Convergence tells the ‘Story of Water’

Rendering of one of this year’s installations “Permutate” by Nicole A Banowetz. Photo provided by Scottsdale Public Art

Canal Convergence is back for its eighth-annual event along SRP’s Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront and SRP is a proud partner of the award-winning event that combines water, art and light.

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! This 10-day public art event presented by SRP, the City of Scottsdale, and Billy Jo and Judd Herberger, begins Friday, Nov. 8, and goes through Sunday, Nov. 17.

Visitors will experience 14 mind-bending and immersive art installations, outdoor performances, artist talks, workshops and local food vendors. Some vendors are even using recycled water in their products, all in support of this year’s theme, “Story of Water.”

Read more about Scottsdale Water being issued Arizona’s first permit for direct use of recycled water here.

Rendering of “Swarm” by Toy Studio

SRP and Canal Convergence

As a provider of water to the Valley, SRP will have a team of experts on hand. From large-scale displays and screen projections to our colorful water jug tree installation, guests are sure to learn a new thing or two about SRP’s role in bringing water from the forest floor to your front door.

SRP’s resident historical experts will also be providing educational tours along the canal during the event, which you can sign up for here.

Take a look at art installations from past events in the Canal Convergence Gallery.

Attending the event

Want to check out this educational and awe-inspiring festival for yourself? Visit the Canal Convergence website to get more details about the event and location, or click here for a digital brochure.

Check back next week for features with Canal Convergence artists, and be sure to tag @srpconnect in your social posts from the event.

And as always, please be safe around the canals!



Audria is a writer and digital strategist, and has called SRP her "home away from home" for almost a decade. She lives in Old Town Scottsdale with her husband, 2 tiny humans and pups. As a local enthusiast, she spends her time exploring local businesses and sharing the treasures she finds along the way.

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