The Alys Foundation is proud to announce the dates and exciting changes coming to the ninth annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach. The celebrated projection art festival, held on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida’s South Walton county, is set for Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016 with an updated schedule of events.
Staged among the stark white walls of Alys Beach, Digital Graffiti gives artists a large-scale blank canvas to explore the intersection of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls, the iconic white walls glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections.
Digital Graffiti 2016 will feature a new schedule:
• Friday, May 13 | Curator’s Tour
Get a sneak peek of select digital art and an opportunity to discuss the works with Curator Brett Phares and attending artists
• Saturday, May 14 | Awards Ceremony + Digital Graffiti Festival + Caliza Pool Party
A festive pre-party will be held in advance of the festival with live music, drinks, and the awards ceremony for the festival winners. After sunset, art lovers can leisurely stroll along pedestrian paths to view, discuss, and sometimes interact with the latest in art, architecture, and technology. Saturday’s festivities close with a party at Caliza Pool with live music and dancing under the stars.
• Sunday, May 15 | Brunch with the Artists
The festival will close on Sunday with a new addition: an intimate gathering of artists, judges, and guests will join for discussion over brunch. More details to be announced.
In 2015, 26 artists representing 22 cities and six countries competed during Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach. A panel of judges awarded $10,000 to six artists after reviewing submissions from countries all around the globe including Italy, Sweden, Australia, Columbia, France, Israel, the UK, and the US. “Human Effect”, by Melbourne, Australia-based artist Yandell Walton was named “Best of Show” for her use of responsive technology that shows plants and wildlife wither and die as a viewer approaches the piece and renews as viewers move away.