Scottsdale Public Art Offers Sneak Peek Canal Convergence Launch Party, Today

This year, Scottsdale Public Art is giving art lovers a behind-the-scenes look at Canal Convergence, a free 10-day event from Nov. 9-18 featuring large-scale public art installations, artist talks and hands-on workshops. The Canal Convergence Launch Party marks the kick-off of this annual celebration of public art and features exclusive experiences for attendees.


The Launch Party features a night of special programming to the backdrop of a live performance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Launch Party attendees receive a guided preview tour of the 2018 Canal Convergence public art installations, including the 600-ft-long soaring lace sculpture, ARIZONA! Ticket-holders are treated to an exclusive Floatus fire show by Phoenix's own Walter Productions. Admission price is $50 and includes two drinks from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Garden. Tickets can be purchased here. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Soleri Plaza at the Scottsdale Waterfront, located on the west side of Scottsdale Road, south of Camelback Road. The Canal Convergence Launch Party celebrates the kick-off of Canal Convergence 2018, the first year the event is offered as a 10-day experience.

SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC ART
The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to make Scottsdale one of the most desirable communities in the country in which to live, work and visit by incorporating art and design projects throughout. In 1985, the City of Scottsdale established Scottsdale Public Art with the goal to enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. Since then more than 100 permanent and temporary public artworks have been commissioned throughout the community. Scottsdale's program and projects have won local, regional and national awards.

SCOTTSDALE ARTS
Through its partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational opportunities that foster active, lifelong community engagement with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through four acclaimed branches - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach - serving more than 400,000 participants annually.

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