Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.
Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.
“Alys Beach becomes their blank canvas,” said Kelli Siler, Alys Beach Director of Events. “Digital Graffiti explores how design, technology and architecture can intertwine to create entirely new art forms. For one evening, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards and pedestrian paths to innovative companies and ground-breaking artists who fuse these three components to transform our entire town into a living work of art.”
Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. Click here to view a complete list of previous Digital Graffiti winners.
The 2016 Digital Graffiti Festival will be held May 13-15. Be sure to ‘like’ Digital Graffiti on Facebook for up to date information. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 850-213-5500.
Friday, May 13, 2016 | Curator’s Tour | 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Experience an intimate tour of brilliant artwork from DG2016 artists, with emphasis on select pieces as chosen by Curator Brett Phares. Local eateries including Bud & Alley’s, Caliza, George’s at Alys Beach, and more, will offer their culinary creations alongside the incredible works of art.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 | DG2016 Festival | 6:00 p.m. to midnight
Kick off the festival with a complimentary cocktail, music, and the announcement of the DG2016 winners at the Emerald Coast Lounge. The official Digital Graffiti 2016 Festival opens at 8 p.m. with spectacular projections from 20 artists from all over the world. Walk through the Alys Beach pedestrian paths and take in the incredible digital art projected upon Alys Beach’s stark white architecture. Food and drink available for purchase. Following the festival, head to Caliza for the official after party (21+) and dance under the stars to DJ Harry.
strong>Sunday, May 15, 2016 | Brunch | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a strolling brunch with the DG2016 artists and judges complete with mimosas, bloody marys, biscuit bar, and lively discussion.
Click here for tickets and more information.