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 June 4-6, 2015. Artists will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. 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 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. For additional information about Digital Graffiti and the submission process, visit www.digitalgraffiti.com. DG2015 tickets are available beginning March 26. Weekend Passes are $200 and include access to the Curator’s Tour on Thursday, the Gallery Stroll on Friday, and the Festival on Saturday as well as an official DG t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Adult tickets are $50 for Friday night’s Gallery Stroll and $20 for children (ages 3-12). Saturday night’s Festival ticket is $75. Festival Patron tickets are $100 and includes an official shirt and Tervis tumbler. Please note that this event will sell out so it is strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets. To purchase, please visit www.digitalgraffiti.com/tickets. 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 www.digitalgraffiti.com. 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 town of Alys Beach’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 899 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other life defined 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 www.alysbeach.com.