Come bring your blankets and low-back chairs to enjoy an evening of orchestral sounds by Sinfonia Gulf Coast under the Alys Beach palm trees Sunday, May 28th. Taking place at the Alys Amphitheatre, music begins at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow.
Tasty food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event. Donâ€™t forget your seating! For more information, call 850-269-7129 or visit Facebook.
Alys BeachÂ is an innovative and dynamic event that celebrates the intersection of projection art and architecture. During the three-day event, artists from around the world display their original digital art upon the iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach, transforming the seaside town into a vibrant canvas of light. The 10th annual festival allows digital artists to explore how their fluid forms connect with architecture to create unexpected and wondrous experiences.
Illuminate: Celebrating the 10thÂ Annual Digital Graffiti Festival
8 – 11pm
The sun goes down, and the lights come up as Digital Graffiti kicks off its 10th annual festival at Alys Beach on Friday evening. Featuring our 2017 projection art installations and food trucks and vendors along the festival footprint, this opening night street party winds through Alys Beach all the way to Caliza restaurant – where attendees will be greeted with music, Ă la carte food and drink options, and fun for the whole family. Tune into the official Digital Graffiti app for a self-guided Curator’s Tour from Brett Phares to learn more about this year’s entries. This event is open to all ages.
Saturday, May 20
VIEÂ presentsÂ Digital Graffiti’s Ten-Year Artist Retrospective Gallery
6 – 8pm
Join us as we pay homage to all of the past Best of Show winners and to hear the announcement of this year’s winners of Best of Show, Curator’s Choice, and Honorable Mentions. Stroll through the newly renovated Fonville Press, which will be transformed into a digital art gallery. Giveaways, music, artists, special guests, and food and drink available from Fonville Press creates a gallery vibe — aÂ greatÂ warm-up act for the main event!
8 – 11pm
Saturday evening of Digital Graffiti is an all-inclusive food and drink experience, with stops along the festival’s path featuring samples by local and regional chefs, winemakers, distillers, and breweries. The evening culminates with desserts, spirits, and casual discussions of art around the pool at Caliza restaurant, which will showcase additional artwork. This event is 21+.
As Digital Graffiti continues to evolve, we are focusing this event on celebrating all of the incredible participating artists from around the globe. In place of a poolside dance party this year, please join us for digital art, culinary favorites, craft beer, and cocktails, and end up at Caliza Pool with sweets, bubbles, and a down-tempo vibe, perfect for discussing art, architecture, and technology.
Sunday, May 21
11am – 1pm
Cheers to another Digital Graffiti Festival in the books. The closing event of the 10th annual event invites attendees to enjoy a spread of brunch fare and mimosas at Arboleda Park.
Join us for the sixth annual 30A Wine Festival, hosted by the Alys Foundation, on Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12, 2017. Cleanse your palate and prepare for four days of sensational wines, delectable dishes, and beautiful surroundings. Tickets are on sale now!
Extend Your Stay at Alys
Ticket holders staying on property for three nights during the festival have the exclusive opportunity to receive a fourth night free and a $25 gift card to Fonville Press. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
In Pott We Trust Wine Dinner
We’re kicking off the 2017 festival with a special wine dinner featuring Aaron Pott of Pott Wines. Held in the gorgeous Red Loggia at Caliza Pool, join us for a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak and select wine pairings fromÂ Pott Wines. Seats are $250 per person and must be purchased with a festival weekend pass. Space is limited.
The 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival, a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites, returns to Alys Beach, March 7-9, 2014. Â Â This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, â€śBourbon, Beer, & Butts,â€ť Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, a band party at nightfall, and Sundayâ€™s exclusive event, â€śPork and Pinot,â€ť complete with croquet tournament. (Appropriate croquet attire encouraged.)
Limited tickets are available for this event. Weekend tickets are $300 per person, and the proceeds from the event benefit Childrenâ€™s Volunteer Health Network.
With something for everyone, the celebration begins on Friday night with â€śBourbon, Beer, & Butts,â€ť featuring music by GRAMMY award-winning musician, Sam Bush, and local favorites, Boukou Groove, and Dread Clampitt.Â Guests will enjoy barbeque by Barefoot BBQ and Charlieâ€™s Donut Truck, beer from Grayton Beer Company, Oyster City Brewing Company and Sweetwater Brewing Company, and swanky bourbon selections from Four Roses, Juniorâ€™s Midnight Moon, Wathenâ€™s Kentucky Bourbon, and other spirit distillers.Â Â Guests may purchase a stand alone ticket for this evening event for $50 per person.
On Saturday, the festival opens with afternoon wine seminars in the Red Loggia at Caliza Pool.Â Join vintners from Broadbent Selections, Domaine Serene, and Mario Perelli-Minetti for tasting sessions with flair. Â Â Esteemed seminar guides will share a unique experience with guests, as they lead in-depth specialty and boutique wine tastings with behind-the-scenes insights and knowledge.Â Seminars will be followed by a walkabout and grand tasting through the beautiful pedestrian paths of Alys Beach, featuring more than 150 wines with food pairings from Acre, Bud and Alleyâ€™s, Caliza Restaurant, and Seagarâ€™s.
At nightfall, the dayâ€™s festivities finish with more wine and dancing at Central Park.Â With music by Cadillac Willy, this party will be the perfect ending to a day of refined indulging.Â Guests may purchase a stand alone ticket for Saturdayâ€™s events for $200 per person.
â€śThe support of community leaders like Alys Beach helps us to continue to provide access to medical, dental, vision and mental healthÂ services for children, while raising awareness about the need for adequate healthcare for uninsured and underinsured kids from low-income families,â€ť says Zach Billingsley, CVHN Executive Director.Â â€śWe are so pleased to partner once again with Alys Beach for what is sure to be the best 30A Wine Festival yet.â€ť
About Alys Beach
One of the most beautiful coastal towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be include 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer LivingÂ® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visitÂ www.alysbeach.com.
About Childrenâ€™s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN)
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc., HEALTHY HAPPY KIDS, is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in response to Walton and Okaloosa County’s large population of low income families who are unable to access high quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. CVHN seeks to enhance the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged children by facilitating free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision and mental health services by utilizing a network of over 95 local physicians, dentists and healthcare providers. CVHN also operates theÂ ‘Just for Grins’ Mobile Dental ClinicÂ that visits local elementary schools and theÂ CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach. Since inception, CVHN has facilitated more than 42,000 procedures for over 7,000 local children. The value of these services is over $3 million dollars which were provided free to families in need. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visitÂ cvhnkids.org.
Alys Beach and its groundbreaking event, Digital Graffiti (DG), has led the way for the past seven years in bringing art and culture to the South Walton community and Scenic Highway 30A by providing a venue and reason for digital artists to showcase their one-of-a-kind works. For the second year, four digital artists will converge at Alys Beach to participate in a five-day residency, working in the space where their art may be chosen for projection during the seventh annual Digital Graffiti Festival. The public will have the opportunity to interact with these artists during the residency and get a glimpse into their creative processes.
During the DG2014 Visiting Artist Series, previous DG finalists will reside under one roof and work with DG Curator Brett Phares to create site-specific work for inclusion in the 2014 Digital Graffiti Festival on June 6-7. The artists include Amber Bushnell of Missoula, Montana, Dmitry Kmelnitsky of Los Angeles, California, David Montgomery of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Richard Kroehling of New York, New York.
â€śTime for a refresh of what we know works at DG while delivering on new ways to see the intersection of art, technology, and architecture. Our visiting artist series opens up the conversation of what makes great projected art, where itâ€™s going, what it looks like,â€ť says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. â€śFor 2014, we want more site-responsive work at Alys Beach, more color, more verve, and this yearâ€™s group of visiting artists will help us get there.â€ť
The workshop series is complimentary and open to the public on Friday, January 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alys Beach Community Center on 60 McGee Drive. During this two-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity for discussion with the artists in residence as well as a question-and-answer session. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the worldâ€™s first outdoor projection art festival and is in its seventh year with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are projected across the townâ€™s iconic white walls. Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com for more information.
ABOUT ALYS BEACH One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes as well as restaurants, parks, shops, and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer LivingÂ® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, please call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com
CALIZA GOES PINK AND JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Special event and five course dinner to benefit Sacred Heart and Susan G. Komen FoundationÂ
ALYS BEACH, FL.–Sept. 24, 2013–In an effort to support the fight against breast cancer, Alys Beach and Chef de Cuisine Kevin Korman will host Caliza Goes Pink, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at Caliza Restaurant. The special evening will feature a unique menu that includes cancer-fighting ingredients.
The intimate poolside event will incorporate pink decor in recognition of national breast cancer awareness month. Alys Beach is honored to have our very own, Chef Kevin Korman, share the impact that breast cancer has had on his life. His mother is a survivor and will be in the crowd as well. “My mother is a survivor and I have a vested interest in making this event a huge success,” shared Chef Korman.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research,” said Chef Korman. “Breast cancer affects thousands of women each year, and it is very rewarding to come together with the community to raise money toward fighting the disease.”
One Hope Winery will be donating three cases of Chardonnay to the diner and 50% of any bottles sold of the One Hope Chardonnay (made by Robert Mondavi) go straight to breast cancer research. Last year’s event raised more than $7500 and the organizers hope to exceed that figure this year. All proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart Cancer Center Emerald Coast Services and Susan G Komen Foundation (Maryland affiliate).
Tickets are still available for the special Caliza Goes Pink evening for $200/person. To learn more or purchase tickets, call 850-213-5700.
ABOUT ALYS BEACH
One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A in Florida’s panhandle. The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. When complete, Alys Beach will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer LivingÂ® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For home sales or vacation rental information, call 866-481-8387 or visit www.alysbeach.com.
Artists from around the globe to compete for $10,000 in prizes
Alys Beach, FL– (January 29, 2013) Alys Beach, in conjunction with Visit South Walton, invites artists from around the globe to submit original digital artwork for the Sixth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, a one of a kind juried venue for projected art. Artists will compete for $10,000 in prize money, awarded in five categories. All work selected for the 2013 festival will be eligible for the awards, to be held on June 7â€”8. Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com to enter by April 22.
“For me Digital Graffiti has become a mainstay of the experimental film scene in the Southeast, a place to screen time-based work that often has a more challenging visual or narrative aspect, My award has gone toward travel to the Taranaki region of New Zealand to attend SCANZ 2013: 3rd Nature, an event that focuses on hybrid practices at the intersection ofÂ art, science, culture, technology and indigenous knowledge, as an artist in residence,”Â says David Montgomery â€śFlorida Homegrownâ€ť winner from DG 2012.
For the first year, to bring artists to see their work in the festival, DG2013 will provide five finalists who submit by April 1st, a $500 travel stipend with confirmation of attendance (details to follow with final selections).
During the festival, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to groundbreaking international artists who literally transform the entire resort town into a living work of art. The annual festival allows digital artists to explore how their fluid forms intersect with technology and wrap the architecture of Alys Beachto create entirely new art forms. Â
Digital Graffiti tickets will be available beginning March 1 at digitalgraffiti.com and at Fonville Press in Alys Beach while quantities last.Â Adult tickets are $50 for Friday night and includes an official t-shirt; $100 for Saturday night which includes an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Childrenâ€™s tickets (12 and under) may be purchased at $20 for Friday night only, and include a tee shirt. Please note that this event will sell out so it is strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets.
Â ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the worldâ€™s first outdoor projection art festival in its sixth year, with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are then projected across the townâ€™s iconic white walls.Â Visit www.digitalgraffiti.com for more information.
Alys Beach, FL– (January 16, 2013) Alys Beach and its groundbreaking event Digital Graffiti has led the way for the past six years in bringing art and culture to the South Walton community and Scenic Highway 30A by providing a venue and reason for digital artists to showcase their one of a kind works.Â Now continuing to pave the way for digital art, Alys Beach will bring yet another event series to the community, where previous Digital Graffiti artists will convene January 23-27 at Alys Beach for the first workshop series of its kind. Â The public will have the opportunity to interact with these artists and get a glimpse into their creative process.
Â During the Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series, past participants and winners from Digital Graffiti will reside under one roof and work with DG Curator Brett Phares to create a collaborative workÂ of art in addition to individual pieces which may be included in the 2013 Digital Graffiti Festival on June 7-8.
â€śWe are excited to set in motionÂ a visiting artist series right here in the South Walton community,â€ť says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. â€śWe’re bringing artists to Alys Beach to get to know the lay of the land, create some site-specific work, and raise the bar for theÂ festival in June.â€ť InFocus, a DG partner, will provide a variety of projectors for the artists to use throughout the series.
The workshop series is complimentary and open to the public on Saturday, January 26th from 4-6pm at the Alys Beach Community Center on 60 McGee Drive. During this two-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity for discussion with the artists in residence, and a question and answer session. For additional information, please email email@example.com.