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Digital Graffiti Reveals Exciting Details for 2013 Festival June 7-8

May 16, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Digital Graffiti is one of SoWal's most favorite events and this year’s festival promises to wow guests and invigorate their senses with new interactive exhibits, performance art, a lounge overlooking Lake Marilyn, and a world renowned DJ.

In addition to digital artwork of 23 finalists projected onto the white walls of Alys Beach, guests will enjoy California native and aerialist Lesley Vaughn as she performs with fluidity, beauty, and power in the air. Attendees may also stand in the projection of Shantell Martin, previously featured at DG2011 and recently on Jimmy Kimmel, and become part of a larger than life installation.

Foodie Dietrich’s will offer gourmet sandwiches while Sweet Henrietta’s will cater to the sweet tooth. Late night snacks like firecracker chicken and braised short rib gravy over crispy fries will be offered at Caliza Pool.

The Cathead Lounge will be the perfect spot for cocktails and an electric view of the town from the top of Lake Marilyn on the north end of Alys Beach.

Central Park will be the hub of more fun in the form of Lite Brite Jumbo, an exhibit that will incite childhood nostalgia, and Cosmo Pod, a projection augmented sculpture in the form of a large dodecahedron constructed from reclaimed molded packaging foam on a wood structure. A digital projection from the interior illuminates and animates the form. Both installations debuted at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Other wow factors will be nestled along the path to the architecturally-acclaimed Caliza Pool where guests will dance Saturday night away to the dynamic music mixing by DJ Wizz Kid, with special guests John and Katie Gaiser, VJs who mix and manipulate video live and on the spot.

Festival Highlights
Friday night’s Gallery Stroll will allow guests to interact with the artists in a more intimate salon-style setting with the Caliza Pool offering cocktails at a cash bar in a relaxed atmosphere. The festivities will continue on Saturday night with VIE Magazine’s Meet Me at the Red Carpet at Fonville Press from 6:00-8:30pm, then the festival gates open and the evening ends with the highly anticipated party at Caliza Pool.

Tickets
DG2013 festival tickets are now available at digitalgraffiti.com and at Fonville Press in Alys Beach, while quantities last. Adult tickets are $50 for Friday night and include an official t-shirt; $100 for Saturday night which includes an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Children’s tickets (12 and under) may be purchased at $20 for Friday night only, and include a t-shirt. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Where to Stay
Interested guests should visit alysbeach.com to book a courtyard home rental on site, or call 1-866-732-9276. Alys Beach offers gorgeous beach homes for vacation rentals so guests can experience the luxurious side of small-town beachside living on a short-term basis. Vacation rentals range from three to five bedrooms and from around 2,000 to 3,000 square feet.

Or guests may book their rental for Digital Graffiti directly with official lodging partner Sandcastle Escapes and receive $10 off their Friday night event ticket and $20 off Saturday night ticket. Offer limited to two discounted tickets per room reservation and by calling 1-866-626-4208 or visiting sandcastleescapes.com to make reservations.

About Digital Graffiti
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to create original works that are then projected across the town’s 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 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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