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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach May 17-18

March 15, 2019 by SoWal Staff

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a colorful and creative projection art festival where artists from around the globe use the latest digital technologies to create and project original works onto the ubiquitous white walls of Alys Beach. The 12th Annual Festival takes place May 17-18, 2019.  

Featured in National Geographic's "24 Unconventional Art Destinations Around the World", the immersive art experience is sometimes referred to as "Photon Bombing," "Guerilla Projection" or "Urban Projection".  The festival curates the best digital creations by artists from every part of the world who use the latest design, animation and projection technologies.

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their talents in a world-class coastal community, recently declared one of the most beautiful small towns in America by Architectural Digest.

Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, and fans of art, design, technology, and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China. 

Opening night, Friday May, 17, is a family-friendly night featuring the 2019 projection art installations. Local food trucks and vendors are located throughout the festival, while the street party winds through Alys Beach from Scenic 30A all the way to Caliza Pool & Restaurant.  There, attendees can purchase à la carte food and beverage and experience fun for the whole family. This event is open to all ages. Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12) through April 30 and $60 for adults and $25 for children (ages 3-12) beginning May 1.

Saturday evening, May 18, 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 Pool & Restaurant, which will showcase additional artwork. This event is 21+.  Tickets are $150 through April 30 and $175 beginning May 1.

The box office will be located on W. La Garza Street in front of the Sales Center at 18 North Charles Street and will be open:
Thursday, May 16: Noon-4 pm
Friday, May 17: 2 pm-10 pm
Saturday, May 18: 2 pm-10 pm

Stay on property at Alys Beach and walk to the events! For more information, visit www.alysbeach.com or email rentals@alysbeach.com.

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is excited to offer a 15% discount on lodging near Alys Beach. Enjoy savings off 3 or more nights when you travel between May 1 and May 21, 2019. To take advantage of this special event offer, call 844-489-3613 or book online using
 Promo Code: DG2019 before May 18, 2019.

Purchase tickets before May 1 to save. Tickets are available locally at Alys ShoppeNEAT, the Bike Shop and online at www.digitalgraffiti.com/tickets2019.

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