Arizona Arts & Culture News: Scottsdale’s Canal Convergence; Apache culture exhibit; Southwest Shakespeare at Taliesin West 

November 4, 2022

By Jessica Vaile


Canal Convergence comes to Scottsdale / Arizona PBS

Canal Convergence 2022, which will mark 10 years of large-scale public art in and around the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront, is a free event from Nov. 4-13 that will feature large art sculptures, entertainment, and food booths. Read moreRecycled Scottsdale water brewed into beer for Canal Convergence festival

Booming Tempe arts scene boosts economy / Daily Independent 

Tempe has long been a cultural center in the Valley. From the home of wildly successful bands to a multitude of murals, the city has made the arts a focal point of its daily life. And reports have shown that entertainment brought in $107 million in 2019.

Exhibition to highlight beauty of Apache culture / Eastern Arizona Courier

Eastern Arizona College will present an exhibition by local Native American artist and EAC alumnus Terrill Goseyun from Nov. 1-17. Goseyun is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and said his art is influenced by his grandfather and great-grandfather—master Apache violin makers who passed down their love, talent, and respect for the beauty of Apache culture.

Southwest Shakespeare announces Scottsdale performances at Taliesin West / Daily Independent

Mesa-based Southwest Shakespeare has announced three performances during its 2022-2023 season will be held at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to debut light-based ASU Project addressing air quality issues / Broadway World

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will be the first venue to present “The Air Around Us,” a new arts and engineering initiative from Arizona State University debuting on Nov. 4.

Oaxacan immigrants continue Guelaguetza, a centuries-old Indigenous celebration / Cronkite News  

The Guelaguetza, a colorful Indigenous celebration of music, dance, and food dating back centuries in southern Mexico, was celebrated at the Desert Botanical Garden in October with more than 80 people from outside Phoenix participating in the celebration.

Large amount of monsoon rains causing late cactus blooms at Desert Botanical Garden/ / 12 News

Spring is usually the time many cacti in Arizona show their iconic blooms, but something unusual is happening this fall in the Valley.

Children’s Museum Tucson debuts storytelling program / Tucson Weekly

The Children’s Museum Tucson debuted its new storytelling program, Cuentacuentos, as part of its Art After Dark program, a monthly collaboration between local art partners and nonprofit organizations that brings in multicultural storytellers.

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