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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach Invites Artists to Submit Digital Art

February 19, 2014 by SoWal Staff

For two colorful summer evenings on Jun. 6 & 7, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to innovative companies and artists who transform the entire resort town into a
work of art - and this is your chance to be a part of it.

Alys Beach, in conjunction with Visit South Walton and InFocus, invites artists to submit original artwork for the Seventh Annual Digital Graffiti Festival. The event explores ways in which art, design, and technology interact with the unique architecture of Alys Beach to create new forms of expression. The juried event also showcases artists who are using advanced technology to create original works of art to be projected across the town's white walls.

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. The deadline for submissions is Apr. 21, 2014. For additional information about Digital Graffiti and the submission process, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.

In addition to directing the visiting artist program for Alys Beach, Brett Phares will once again curate this year's Digital Graffiti Festival. Mr. Phares has more than 20 years of experience with interactive media and has been involved with the festival since its inception. With his own body of work he has created innovative computer visualization and installation projects for multiple international clients and has had work shown in North America and Asia, including the Chelsea Art Museum, the London Museum (CA), and SIGGRAPH.

"Alys Beach welcomes painters with open arms and white walls," wrote USA Today.  "But with projectors and laptops rather than spray cans."

In 2013, 23 artists were selected to display their work, including artists from Brazil, Canada, France, Iran, Poland, and cities throughout the US. Submit your digital art for consideration at digitalgraffiti.com.

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