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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach May 13-14, 2022 Call for Artists

October 3, 2021 by SoWal Staff

The Alys Foundation has begun the call for entries for the 15th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, to be held  May 13-14, 2022.

Artists around the world are invited to submit original works of digital art to be showcased in the juried festival. The 2022 awards include Best of Show ($5,000 prize), Curator’s Choice ($2,000 prize) and three Special Recognition honors (at $1,000 prize each), selected by the festival’s curator, John Colette, and esteemed panel of judges. The Alys Foundation has donated more than $200,000 in awards and artist stipends over the past 14 years, all to further digital work in the public realm.

The Scenic 30A community of Alys Beach, located along the northwest Florida coastline, provides the environment for the Digital Graffiti festival, the open-air, organic gallery for the projections of these original artworks. Staged against the elegant white walls of Alys Beach, Digital Graffiti provides a large-scale blank canvas for artists to explore the visual intersection of art and architecture. The engagement between the art, architecture, and audience is transformative, creating an immersive and interactive art projection experience that is entirely unique to the Digital Graffiti festival, named as one of the top “24 Unconventional Art Destinations Around the World” by National Geographic.

Artists, designers, photographers, and architects are invited to submit their artwork to be projected under the night sky and onto the pristine, reflective white walls of Alys Beach. This evening festival features the town, buildings and landscape, illuminated by the latest in design, animation, and projection technologies; two glowing evenings of innovation and inspiration, with artists from around the world exhibiting works of projection mapping, generative art, experimental short films, and animation, as well as sound, motion, and light-responsive installations.

Interested artists can submit their work here. The deadline to submit is March 1, 2022, at 12AM. There is no application fee and ARTISTS RETAIN 100% OWNERSHIP OF THEIR WORKS, although please note that by submitting an entry, you agree to allow Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach and/or its sponsoring partners the unrestricted right to use your artwork (in part or in whole) for promotional purposes.

For more information about the festival, please visit www.digitalgraffiti.com. Be sure to ‘like’ Digital Graffiti on Facebook and/or Instagram for up-to-date information.

ABOUT THE ALYS FOUNDATION
The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of the town. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural, and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater community. The Foundation continues to give back to the community by hosting Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, 30A Wine Festival, and Alys Beach Crafted. For more information, please visit www.alysbeach.com.      

ABOUT ALYS BEACH
Nestled amongst the pristine white sands and sparkling turquoise waters of northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast sits Alys Beach, a fully-bespoke, luxury lifestyle and vacation experience – a seaside destination where life is refreshed. Known for its striking white architecture, Alys Beach is a New Urbanist community built for relationships, connection, and for building memories around the town’s most sought-after amenity, the pristine Gulf beaches. With all of its 158 acres within a short walk of the beach and designed for engaging and comfortable access to the town center’s shops and restaurants, Alys Beach is truly an unparalleled experience. Alys Beach has long attracted homeowners and vacation guests with an eye for distinctive design and detail, and the town’s signature events serve to reinforce a sense of being transported to a place of luxury found within the balance of beauty, simplicity, and grace.  To a place where life is not just lived, it is defined. For more information, please visit www.alysbeach.com.   

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