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Curator’s Tour Returns to DG2015


Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach 2015 kicks off on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. with the return of the Curator’s Tour brought to you by Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates of Merrill Lynch in Destin.Led by artist and Digital Graffiti Curator Brett Phares, the tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at select artworks featured at the festival … READ MORE

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Tickets Now Available for 8th Annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach


Tickets for the 8th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, to be held June 4 – 6, are now available at Alys Shoppe, Alys Beach Bike Shop, Fonville Press, or online here.

An event synonymous with Alys Beach, Digital Graffiti is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival that spans a total of three nights, June 4 – 6, 2015. Tickets are available for each night individually, special packages, weekend pass, and a patron ticket...READ MORE

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DG2015 Festival Finalists Announced


Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach — a projection art festival located on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida’s South Walton County— is proud to announce the finalists for the 2015 festival to be held June 4-6. 27 artists from eight countries will convene at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000. ..READ MORE


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DG2015 Visiting Artist Series Returns to Alys Beach

Award-winning artists from around the US are venturing to Alys Beach for the 3rd Annual Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series, January 14-21.

Residency artists will reside under one roof and collaborate with curator Brett Phares to create individual and site specific pieces for the 2015 Festival.

Featured artists include Sean Capone of Brooklyn, New York, Andrew Demirjian of Palisades Park, New Jersey, Natalie Goldman of LaJolla, California, and Shantell Martin of New York, New York.

Meet the artists in the Pedestrian Paths of Alys Beach on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 from 4:30-6:30pm each day. On-site inspiration will create candid interaction with the visiting masterminds.

To learn more about the DG2015 Visiting Artist Series and Digital Graffiti, click here.

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Digital Grafitti 2015 Call for Entries

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The Alys Foundation invites artists from around the world to submit original artwork for the Eighth Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, the world’s first projection art festival held in Alys Beach on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida’s South Walton county.

For three evenings, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to innovative artists who transform the entire resort town into a living work of art. The juried festival explores ways in which art, design and technology interact with the distinctive architecture of Alys Beach to create new forms of expression.

For this year’s festival, to be held June 4–6, 2015, selected finalists will have their work projected at the event and will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes, including a $5,000 “Best of Show” award.

Last year, 29 artists representing 24 cities in 12 countries on four different continents competed during Digital Graffiti 2014 at Alys Beach. A panel of judges awarded prizes to seven winners hailing from Brussels, Canada, Portugal, France, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, India and 10 different cities throughout the US.

Curator Brett Phares is a visual artist working in computer visualization and installation. With 20-plus years in interactive media, he has created innovative projects for some prominent international brands. He has an MFA from Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, and an MA in Art History Theory and Criticism from SUNY Stony Brook. He has shown in North America and in Asia, including the Chelsea Art Museum, London Museum (ONT, CA) and SIGGRAPH.

This one-of-a-kind juried festival allows digital artists to explore how their fluid forms intersect with technology and wrap the architecture of Alys Beach to create entirely new art forms. Guests who attend Digital Graffiti are able to view and at times, participate in, these installments experiencing some of the latest trends in digital art and technology.

Digital Graffiti has refined its offerings to include experimental cinema, animated shorts, generative and procedural art.

The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2015.

To submit and for information, click here.

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The world’s first outdoor projection art festival expands to three nights June 5–7, 2014

Alys Beach, Fla.—(March 17, 2014) Tickets for the Seventh Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach’s signature annual event, to be held June 5–7, 2014 will be placed on sale on Monday, March 24, 2014.

During what has become a weekend extravaganza event, the community of Alys Beach located on Scenic Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to groundbreaking digital artists from around the globe. At this innovative, one-of-a-kind live art exhibit, the iconic white walls of Alys Beach are transformed into “blank canvas” screens onto which various forms of newly created digital art is projected.

For 2014, the world’s first outdoor projection art festival has expanded adding a new offering on Thursday night — an exclusive behind-the-scenes, informative tour lead by DG 2014 Curator Brett Phares beginning at 8 p.m. Friday evening includes activities and a meet-and-greet gallery stroll featuring some of digital artist finalists, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work on display. The excitement continues on Saturday with the live festival exhibit lighting up Alys Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending with the must-not-miss poolside party of the season at Caliza Pool, featuring music and video mixing by DJs and VJs, light bites and cash bars.

All access weekend passes are available for $200 per person and includes admission to the event on all three days, an official Digital Graffiti event t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Tickets for Friday night are $50 per person for adults and $20 for children (12 and under). Tickets for Saturday are $75 (for adults and children). VIP patron tickets are $100 and include an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and a refillable Tervis tumbler. Proceeds to benefit The Alys Foundation, which supports select local charities.

Tickets are limited; pre-purchased tickets are highly encouraged. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning March 24, 2014 at and in person at the Alys Beach Bike Shop, The Alys Shoppe and Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Digital Graffiti will be presented rain or shine.

Come for the festival and enjoy all South Walton has to offer all along Scenic Highway 30A. Luxurious multi-bedroom homes are available for vacation rental in Alys Beach. For details and rates visit or call toll-free to 1(866) 732-9276.

Staging Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach gives artists a large-scale canvas to explore the intersections of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls on the weekend, the town will be set aglow as artists compete for  $10,000 in cash prizes. A panel of judges will select five award winners including Best of Show; Best in Florida; Curator’s Choice; and three Honorable Mentions.

In just a few short years Digital Graffiti has become irrevocably linked to Alys Beach. “Watching our beautiful, stark, white washed walls and roofs become completely transformed by the colorful and evocative swirling pieces of digital art is truly an inspiring experience, says town architect Marieanne Khoury-Vogt. “The projected vivid images that mold and melt against the backdrop of our sculptural architecture are fascinating to observe.”

Digital Graffiti 2014 is made possible with generous support from Visit South Walton, In Focus and

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For information on Digitial Graffiti 2014, visit

For more information on the event, contact Kelli Siler at, call (toll-free) at 1 (866) 481-8390 or

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EDITOR’S NOTE: High res images are available in the Media Room Gallery.

Photo credit: Courtesy Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach


Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival. This innovative, one-of-a-kind dynamic event celebrates the many possibilities found at the intersection of art and architecture. During the three-night event, dozens of digital artist finalists from around the globe are invited to showcase their original work and vie for cash prize awards in a juried art competition. Utilizing the latest technologies, the finalists’ art is projected throughout the town on its iconic white walls. For more information, visit


One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located in Northwest Florida on Scenic Highway 30A, 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. Alys Beach was founded in 2004. When complete, it will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort lifestyle amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For more information, visit

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