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DG2015 Festival Finalists Announced

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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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CALIZA GOES PINK FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

ALYS BEACH, FL.—October 1, 2014–To support the fight against breast cancer, Alys Beach kicks off Caliza Goes Pink for the month of October. Chef Kevin Korman’s delectable five-course tasting menu prepared with ultimate cancer-fighting ingredients will be available Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30pm-10:00pm at Caliza Restaurant. Also, Fonville Press will showcase two specialty drinks throughout the month. A portion of the dinner and beverage proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart Cancer Center Emerald Coast Servicesand Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“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. My mother is a survivor and I have a vested interest in making Caliza Goes Pink a huge success.”

“The Caliza Experience” raffle extends Alys Beach’s commitment to this cause by offering a three-night stay in a three bedroom Alys Beach home, a five-course dinner with wine pairing at Caliza Restaurant for six, three-day bike rentals for six, $40 gift certificate for Fonville Press, a private shopping experience for up to six people with champagne and $400 shopping credit to the Alys Shoppe, a Slow and Low Coastal Outfitters kayak fishing trip for two and two tickets to the 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach. Raffle tickets are $25 for one ticket, $100 for five tickets, $250 for fifteen tickets and can be purchased at the Alys Shoppe, the Bike Shop, Caliza Restaurant, and Fonville Press. Chef Korman will draw the winner on November 3rd, 2014. Winner need not be present to win. All raffle proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart Cancer Center Emerald Coast Services and Susan G. Komen Foundation, Maryland Affiliate.

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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 Living® 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.

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THE ALYS FOUNDATION ‘FUN RUN’ RAISES $60,000 FOR AUTISM

Proceeds to benefit local, state and national autism organizations

5k 2014 Results

Ready, set, help! More than 400 runners of all ages raced to the end of summer at the third annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run.

The annual event is sponsored by The Alys Foundation, which also produces the 30A Wine Festival (March 6-8, 2015) and Digital Graffiti (June 4-6, 2015).

The 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run became town tours of sorts leading runners down roadways, pathways and nature trails on a sunny late summer morning throughout the beautiful community of Alys Beach in South Walton.

After the races, racers relaxed at a post-race awards party featuring Grayton Beer, Vivo Spa Salon, Piper’s and 30A Pop Stop including a raffle and music by Shane from Rock the House. Little racers cooled off in the Fountain and chilled on the grass in the Amphitheater. Many returned later in the evening to enjoy a live concert and fireworks display.

This year’s race was held in honor of Jon Starkey, who is the son of an Alys Beach homeowner, who has autism. Starkey, 40, designed the artwork showcased on the official race t-shirts.

This event was made possible for The Alys Foundation with generous support from all our sponsors; including, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Comer Companies, LLC, the Starkey Family, the Frist Family and Galvas Construction, Inc.

Proceeds from the event raised $60,000. The Alys Foundation provided $20,000 each in the name of the Starkey Family to Autism Society Emerald Coast, Autism Society Georgia and Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization.

“It is such a privilege and an honor to be a part of something special where so many people are pulling together for a common cause. A very deep thank you to everyone who made it possible,” said Jason L. Comer, Director of The Alys Foundation.

2014 Race Results & Winners
Overall 5K Run Results
Overall Male: David Seymour
Overall Female: Amy Stoyles
Overall Male 21 & Over: Ben Boyle
Overall Female 21 & Over: Lindsey Smith
Overall Male 20 & Under: Trace Walters
Overall Female 20 & Under: Teeghan Schuessler

Overall 1 Miler Run Results
Overall Male: Jay Wright
Overall Female: Kendall Camp
Overall Male 5 & Under: Brandon Morgalls
Overall Female 5 & Under: Decker Stedman
Overall Male 6-9: Andrew Walsh
Overall Female 6-9: Ella Spence
Overall Male 10-12: Tyler Walsh
Overall Female 10-12: Darla Ellison

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3rd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Benefiting The Autism Society

The 3rd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run returns to the beautiful resort town of Alys Beach August 31, 2014.  Located along HWY 30A, the course winds through the streets of Alys Beach and into the Nature Trail.  The event also features an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages and will end with music from Shane from Rock the House, food, beverages, and the award ceremony in the Amphitheatre.  The price to participate in the certified 5K is $35 and the 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only, please).  Event proceeds will benefit the Autism Society.

ABOUT THE AUTISM SOCIETY

The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization.  The organization helps to improve the lives of all affected by Autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum.  The Autism Society also spends time advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and provides the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

ABOUT ALYS FOUNDATION

The Alys Foundation was established to provide funding for the purpose of sustaining the long-term community values of Alys Beach. The funds from The Alys Foundation are used to enhance the experiences of our families and to preserve and enhance the quality of life of our community http://directmedicationsonline.com/cipro_generic.html members. Our primary focus is the town of Alys Beach, but we will also focus our initiatives in the Walton County community at large.

The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of the town. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community.

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 Living® 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 alysbeach.com

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TICKET SALES FOR THE 7th ANNUAL DIGITAL GRAFFITI FESTIVAL

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 digitalgraffiti.com 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 alysbeach.com 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 30A.com.

Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter @Alysbeachfl, Instagram @Alysbeachfl and You Tube/AlysBeachFlorida. Join the conversation at #digitalgraffiti. See an event overview video at digitalgraffiti.com.

For information on Digitial Graffiti 2014, visit digitalgraffiti.com.

For more information on the event, contact Kelli Siler at events@alysbeach.com, call (toll-free) at 1 (866) 481-8390 or visitdigitalgraffiti.com.

For real estate home sales or vacation rental information, call (866) 481-8387 or visit alysbeach.com.

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

Photo credit: Courtesy Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

ABOUT DIGITAL GRAFFITI

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 digitalgraffiti.com.

ABOUT ALYS BEACH

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 alysbeach.com.

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Third Annual 30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach

The 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival, a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites, returns to Alys Beach, March 7-9, 2014.   This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, “Bourbon, Beer, & Butts,” Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, a band party at nightfall, and Sunday’s exclusive event, “Pork and Pinot,” 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 Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

With something for everyone, the celebration begins on Friday night with “Bourbon, Beer, & Butts,” featuring music by GRAMMY award-winning musician, Sam Bush, and local favorites, Boukou Groove, and Dread Clampitt.  Guests will enjoy barbeque by Barefoot BBQ and Charlie’s Donut Truck, beer from Grayton Beer Company, Oyster City Brewing Company and Sweetwater Brewing Company, and swanky bourbon selections from Four Roses, Junior’s Midnight Moon, Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon, and other spirit distillers.   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.  Join vintners from Broadbent Selections, Domaine Serene, and Mario Perelli-Minetti for tasting sessions with flair.   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.  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 Alley’s, Caliza Restaurant, and Seagar’s.

At nightfall, the day’s festivities finish with more wine and dancing at Central Park.  With music by Cadillac Willy, this party will be the perfect ending to a day of refined indulging.  Guests may purchase a stand alone ticket for Saturday’s events for $200 per person.

A weekend festival would not be complete without Sunday brunch.  Available only to weekend ticket holders, Sunday’s “Pork and Pinot” event is yet another opportunity to sample delicious plates from Café Thirty-A paired with selected Pinots, as well as a Bloody Mary bar.   Brunch is followed by a croquet tournament on Kelly Green overlooking the Gulf where guests will revel in stunning coastal views, a leisurely sporting event, and more libations, all while raising money for Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

“The support of community leaders like Alys Beach helps us to continue to provide access to medical, dental, vision and mental health  services for children, while raising awareness about the need for adequate healthcare for uninsured and underinsured kids from low-income families,” says Zach Billingsley, CVHN Executive Director.  “We are so pleased to partner once again with Alys Beach for what is sure to be the best 30A Wine Festival yet.”

For more information about the 3rd Annual 30A Wine Festival and tickets, please visit www.30awinefestival.com.

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 Living® 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.

About Children’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 the ‘Just for Grins’ Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and the 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 visit cvhnkids.org.

 

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