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6th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

THE ALYS FOUNDATION AND VISIT SOUTH WALTON TO HOST  6TH ANNUAL ALYS BEACH 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN

The family-friendly races benefiting Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center take place Sunday, Sept. 3

Runners and families gather in Alys Beach for the Sixth Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on the Sunday before Labor Day, September 3, 2017. The certified 5K starts at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre and winds through the Gulf-side community and nature trail. Following the 5K, the 1 Mile Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger kicks off. After the races, runners can gather in the Amphitheatre for the awards presentation at 9 a.m., followed by music from DJ Shane of Rock The House, a giant bounce house, and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC), a non-profit organization that providesservices to treat and support children in abusive situations. For more information and to register, please visit alysbeach.com/5K.

WHEN: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Certified 5K starts at 7 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:15 a.m.

WHERE: Alys Amphitheatre at Alys Beach
E. County Hwy 30A and Somerset Street
Alys Beach, Florida 32413

COST: Before Sunday, Aug. 27: 5K $35, 1 Mile Fun Run $15
Monday, Aug. 28-Friday, Sept. 1: 5K $50, 1 Mile Fun Run $25
Any remaining registrations will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Fonville Press during packet pick-up. Runners can receive a complimentary t-shirt at registration; limited quantity.

REGISTER: Online

ABOUT THE EMERALD COAST CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC), a non-profit organization, provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations. ECCAC helps prevent child abuse through education, protects child victims from future abuse, and provides resources at no cost to restore the lives of the impacted child and the child’s family. The non-profit organization is located in Niceville, FL, with a second center, the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center, in DeFuniak Springs, FL. ECCAC serves Okaloosa and Walton counties in Northwest Florida and houses representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, and licensed mental health counselors. For more information or to support the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, please visit www.eccac.org If you suspect abuse, call the Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE.

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4th of July Concert 2017

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day at Alys Beach with a bang! On Tuesday, July 4th from 6-9 p.m., join us for the commemorative 4th of July Concert at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Music will be performed by The Bucktown All-Stars, and the fireworks show will follow. Admission is free, and don’t forget your blankets or chairs!

Food from Henry’s Pizza Truck will be available for purchase, such as freshly baked pizza pies, watermelon salad with mint and Georgia olive oil, and BBQ pulled pork sandwiches topped with creamy slaw and B&B pickles. In addition, you can purchase wine, beer, and cocktails, including the Watermelon Agua Fresca with choice of spirit, at the bar. Make sure to check out more of the 4th of July specialties below.

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Digital Graffiti 2017 Winners Announced

The 10th annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach came to the finale on Sunday, May 21, 2017, and announced “Liquid Love” by Kameron Neal of Brooklyn, NY, as “Best of Show” (click over to our Instagram for the video). The projection art festival sponsored by Christie welcomed artists from around the world to Northwest Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton County to showcase original digital artwork on the stark white walls of Alys Beach’s homes.

“Digital Graffiti is a surreal opportunity for artists to use their voices and experiences to challenge the pure white architecture of Alys Beach,” Neal says. “I’m honored to have participated in its 10th year and hope that Digital Graffiti can continue to foster artists’ growth for many more.”

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Sinfonia Goes Pops at Alys Beach 2017

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. Don’t forget your seating! For more information, call 850-269-7129 or visit Facebook.

 

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Purchase your tickets to the Digital Graffiti Festival today!

Presented by the Alys Foundation and sponsored by Christie, Digital Graffiti at
Alys Beach 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.
Purchase tickets here.

Digital Graffiti 2017 Schedule

Friday, May 19

Illuminate: Celebrating the 10th 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

VIE presents 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 — a great warm-up act for the main event!

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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

DG Brunch

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.

 

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Digital Graffiti 2017 Finalists Announced

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 festival. 20 artists from 4 countries across the world will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.

“Celebrating our 10th year, Digital Graffiti 2017 marks a deeper relationship between art and architecture,” says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. “Our shortlist of artists is more established, more virtuosic, and more vivid. Additionally, our new partnership with Christie Digital will make it an experience you won’t want to miss!”

FIND THE COMPLETE LIST OF FINALISTS HERE! 

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Tickets now available for 30A Wine Festival 2017

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Swirl, Sip, Nosh, Repeat

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 rentals@alysbeach.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 from Pott Wines. Seats are $250 per person and must be purchased with a festival weekend pass. Space is limited.

Purchase festival tickets here!

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2017 30A Wine Festival Schedule:

Thursday, March 9

In Pott We Trust Wine Dinner — SOLD OUT!

6 to 9 p.m.

Red Loggia at Caliza Pool

Friday, March 10

Sip ‘n Slide

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Central Park

Bourbon, Beer, & Butts

6 to 9 p.m.

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Saturday, March 11

Wine Seminars

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Central Park

Grand Tasting

3:30 to 7 p.m.

Kelly Green

Sunday, March 12

Rose & Croquet

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kelly Green

For event details and tickets, please visit 30awinefestival.com

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2017 30A Wine Festival Sponsors:

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To sponsor the 30A Wine Festival, email events@alysbeach.com

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Curator’s Tour returns for 2016 Digital Graffiti

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach 2016 will kick off on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. with the return of the Curator’s Tour.

Led by artist and Digital Graffiti Curator Brett Phares, the tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at all artwork featured at the festival. Phares will lead discussions for selected pieces throughout the evening. Additionally, attending artists will be on hand to discuss their work in depth with guests.

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Click here to read more on the Digital Graffiti Blog. 

 

 

 

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Meet the 2016 Digital Graffiti Finalists!

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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 festival. 20 artists from 10 countries across the world will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.

“For a local and intimate venue, Digital Graffiti attracts an impressive range of national and international art, and our ninth year continues this legacy,” says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. “We have a solid list of finalists that have submitted work for projection, from delicate to bold, minimal to maximal, monochrome to unicorn rainbows—we can’t wait to share it all in May!”

Find the complete list of finalists here! 

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Recapping the Digital Graffiti 2016 Artist Residency

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We sat down with, Digital Graffiti Curator, Brett Phares and this is what he had to say about this year’s artist residency:

What a refreshing time at Alys Beach! With temps ranging from 29F to 68F…maybe too refreshing?

Nah, this year’s three artists (Keaton Fox from Detroit (MI-US), Sean Capone from Brooklyn (NY-US) and Yandell Walton from Melbourne VIC-AUS) didn’t let the chill slow them down, diving into their work and witnessing first hand how the different architectural details at Alys Beach enhance, change and open up ways of seeing their own art.

It was a great group, and they played together nicely. Had a great confab outside Neat on Saturday night, swapping art on the wall, and discussing the impulses behind them. Wrapping up their 7-day stay, each artist presented their results on their chosen location, along with some surprise expansions for this year’s 9th event in May (some of you may have even caught the water tower grinning).

The artist series at Alys Beach began as a way to generate art tailored to the place, to provide confidence going into the larger event, and to produce some buzz. Yandell, Sean and Keaton did just that. Proof to be seen in May. Catch you then.

Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator
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Read more about the Digital Graffiti Residency from the artists perspectives here:
Keaton Fox Recap  |  Yandell Walton Recap  |  Sean Capone Recap

 

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