Canal Convergence is a free event and open to all ages. Check below for daily schedules and purchasing information for special ticketed events happening during Canal Convergence. Scottsdale Public Art and Salt River Project present Canal Convergence Art + Water + Light. This annual event that offers interactive artworks by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music, and performances at the Scottsdale Waterfront between Scottsdale and Goldwater roads. During Canal Convergence 2016, attendees will enjoy 12 large-scale artworks positioned both in the Arizona Canal and along its banks. Additional attractions include an “Artist@Work” demonstration area, free workshops with dance collective Pilobolus, family-friendly hands-on activities, art-making stations, and live performances throughout all four days. Friday and Saturday evenings will also feature a beer, food and wine garden. Visit our Facebook page, Facebook.com/canalconvergence/ for exclusive offers and Canal Convergecnce artist and installations updates!Save
2016 Spring Festival | April 8-10, 2016 10am to 5:30pm | Free Admission The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to the Downtown Tempe over the course of a 3-day weekend. Quality independent artists are fundamental to the success of the event. Each Festival receives more than 700 applications from throughout North America, in 16 different visual arts categories that range from wood to photography to ceramics, wearable art, jewelry and other categories. From these applicants, a jury comprised of members of the local art community ranks the top artisans in each category to participate in the Festival, and the highest ranking artists receive invitations to participate. During the Festival, a new jury selects the best overall artist and the top artist in each category and these winners receive cash honoraria awards. As many as 400 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. While the Tempe Festival of the Arts focuses on visual art and the artists who create it, there also is a wide variety of other activity for guests to enjoy. Live entertainment provides fun for festival-goers. Performances throughout the venue keep audiences in high spirits throughout the day. In addition to the Festival Stage, street performers, food and beverage vendors, sponsor exhibits, and entertainment booths are set up for the amusement of Festival visitors. Visit the Arizona Wine Festival for tastings and sales by the glass, bottle, or case. And, enjoy The Art of Beer featuring local microbrewery sampling and sales. Stop by the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Brickyard Gallery, located at the Brickyard on Mill. Check out their latest exhibition, participate in an interactive community art project, and much more.Save
Sounds Like: Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Don Cherry, Toshinori Kondo
Manager: Gabriel Bey
Your Friend in the Spiritual Age
"Spooky Kool plays 'Head Bopping' Jazz for the Body | Mind | Spirit | Soul | Music."
Hello! We are Spooky Kool, Your Friend in the Spiritual Age, and we are a Globally recognized Phoenix-Based band. We write, record, and perform original compositio...See Full Bio
“I will begin by telling you about Gabriel Bey. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He started his band, Spooky Cool” in 2007. He is such a fine musician that even the (MFSB Orchestra) would be proud to include him as a performer of their historical musical works. I wrote and produced one song on the Philly classic: “Love Is The Message” album. And there was a Trumpet-lead written into the arrangement that I know that Gabriel Bey would play beautifully. That song is entitled: “Bitter Sweet,” that I wrote with Jack Faith of TSOP. His trumpet playing is as clear as the bell that rings at Philadelphia’s City Hall daily. I would also like to suggest that he has a capable band that plays along with him. And now I would love to hear Gabriel Bey on some East Coast Jazz-fusion material. I suspect that he would excel playing anything that the Jazz music greats have composed. That is why Gabriel Bey and his band are featured today, and are so recommended by me for all to hear, hire and enjo”