10th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach May 19-21
April 28, 2017 by SoWal Staff
Once again our favorite brilliant-white beach town Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to innovative artists who transform the entire SoWal resort town into a living work of art during Digital Graffiti, May 19-21, 2017.
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.
In its tenth year, Digital Graffiti transforms Alys Beach’s stark white walls into a canvas of light. The three-day festival includes an opening night street party and DG Festival, a night of food and drink throughout the town for adults, and Sunday Brunch. For more information on the festival schedule of events and tickets, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.
Friday, May 19 8-11pm: Illuminate: Celebrating the 10th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival
The sun goes down, and the lights come up as Digital Graffiti kicks off its 10th annual festival at Alys Beach on Friday evening. Featuring our 2017 projection art installations and food trucks and vendors along the festival footprint, this opening night street party winds through Alys Beach all the way to Caliza restaurant—where attendees will be greeted with music, à la carte food and drink options, and fun for the whole family. Tune into the official Digital Graffiti app for a self-guided Curator’s Tour from Brett Phares to learn more about this year’s entries. This event is open to all ages. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12) through April 30 and $50 for adults and $25 for children (ages 3-12) beginning May 1. This event may be purchased as part of a Weekend Pass.
Saturday, May 20 8-11pm: Illuminated+
Saturday evening of Digital Graffiti is an all-inclusive food and drink experience, with stops along the festival’s path featuring samples by local and regional chefs, winemakers, distillers, and breweries. The evening culminates with desserts, spirits, and casual discussions of art around the pool at Caliza restaurant, which will showcase additional artwork. End up at Caliza Pool with sweets, bubbles, and a down-tempo vibe, perfect for discussing art, architecture, and technology. This event is 21+. Tickets are $125 through April 30 and $175 beginning May 1. Guests must be at least 21 to attend. This event may be purchased as part of a Weekend Pass, available to guests ages 21 and up.
Sunday, May 21 11-1 pm: Sunday Brunch
The closing event of the 10th annual event invites attendees to enjoy a spread of brunch fare and mimosas at Arboleda Park. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for kids (ages 3-12) through April 30 and $65 for adults and $15 for kids (ages 3-12). This event may be purchased as part of a Weekend Pass.
“Celebrating our 10th year, Digital Graffiti 2017 marks a deeper relationship between art and architecture,” says Brett Phares, Digital Graffiti Curator. “Our shortlist of artists is more established, more virtuosic, and more vivid. Additionally, our new partnership with Christie Digital will make it an experience you won’t want to miss!”
Celebrating its 10th year, 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 stark-white walls of Alys Beach glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections. For more information on the festival, including the full schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.
Digital Graffiti 2017 tickets are available at digitalgraffiti.com/tickets and locally at Alys Shoppe, Alys Beach Bike Shop, Fonville Press, and Neat. Be sure to follow Digital Graffiti on Facebook for up to date information. digitalgraffiti.com. Stay where it all happens at Alys Beach! Call 866-732-9276 or visit alysbeach.com to book your stay.
Digital Graffiti is part of Art Week South Walton, an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with the purpose to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning at least ten days, Art Week will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout South Walton. https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/
Nestled on 158 pristine acres along the Gulf of Mexico, Alys Beach is a unique urban project that blends new city planning with old-world charm. Its striking architecture, elegant settings and natural landscapes make it tempting to stop and explore on your way down the east end of Scenic 30A. Founded in 2004, Alys Beach is one of SoWal’s newest towns. Its streets, courtyards, promenades and market places were all designed to be both innovative and timeless. Read more: Alys Beach | SoWal.com Vacation Guide. Follow Alys Beach on Facebook for town events and updates!
This year in Alys Beach don't miss seasonal concerts in the amphitheater, weekly outdoor movies at sunset, and festivals and special events throughout the year such as 30A Wne Festival (Mar), 4th of July concert and fireworks, Alys Beach 5K and Fun Run (Sep), Wine & Song at NEAT, and the annual Halloween party Noche de Los Muertos. The big Alys Beach festival is Digital Graffiti held in May.
Check out more events on the SoWal events calendar.