Water + Art + Light Converge In Scottsdale This Weekend

Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light is an annual series of events presented by Scottsdale Public Art with support from Salt River Project that enhances the local landscape’s beauty and commemorates the city’s arts and culture. Artists from Arizona and around the world showcase signature art installations for residents and visitors, providing an interactive experience for just about any guest with live music, collaborative art, hands-on activities and more.

In late January, Billie Jo and Judd Herberger announced a donation of $50,000 to Scottsdale Public Art’s 2015 Canal Convergence event.

“We hope this gift inspires others to contribute to the strong and always-evolving public art community in Scottsdale,” Billie Jo Herberger says. “Our family believes it is important to leave a legacy and we couldn’t think of a better way to do so than with a contribution to the arts.”

The third annual Canal Convergence continues this weekend from 12-10pm on Saturday, February 28, and 10am-5pm Sunday, March 1, at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The event will stage five large-scale art installations, two dance performances, three hands-on activities and an educational water conservation display. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Several of the large-scale canal installations will remain on view until April 2015, but Scottsdale Public Art encourages families and guests to visit during the four-day exposition. During the event, the community can enjoy live music, hands-on activities and visit the Artisan Market, where Arizona-based artist vendors and businesses will exhibit, demonstrate and sell their products and services.
“We could not host an event of this scale without the generosity of sponsors like the Herbergers,” Scottsdale Public Art Director and Vice President of the Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Donna Isaac says.

“Their very generous contribution assists tremendously in commissioning the exceptional talent featured in the upcoming Canal Convergence public art event.”

For more information on Canal Convergence, visit www.canalconvergence.com.




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