Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. An impressive roster of local and international artists will fill the Scottsdale Waterfront with visual and performance art inspired by the confluence of water and light during this month’s Canal Convergence. For the first time, the event has a theme: The Story of Water. “We wanted to share more explicitly the ways artwork can help people talk about the connections between water and history, economics, social issues, business, and culture in Arizona,” says Kim Boganey, director of Scottsdale Public Art. Presented by Scottsdale Public Art, the 10-day event promises a wealth of outdoor arts experiences, including live music, dance, comedy, storytelling, and large-scale art installations. But the lineup also includes an intriguing mix of artist talks, urban art installations, and art tours. Canal Convergence has its roots in an early 2013 mix of art and maintenance, created through a partnership between Scottsdale Public Art and Salt River Project (SRP). When SRP drained the Arizona Canal along the Scottsdale Waterfront for routine maintenance, ...