Digital Graffiti Lights Up Alys Beach Jun 4-6
June 1, 2015 by SoWal Staff
The annual Digital Graffiti Festival brings together artists from around the world to showcase their digital artworks on Alys Beach’s striking white architecture from June 4-6, 2015. Finalists for the 2015 festival hail from eight countries. The artists gather in Alys Beach at dusk to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000. Click to buy tickets!
“The works shown at this year’s festival will challenge how digital art is perceived,” says Digital Graffiti Curator Brett Phares. “As technology progresses and becomes more accessible, we’re seeing artists softening their edges, with work appearing to be hand-drawn or painted. Viewers will second guess what they’re seeing, especially as it interacts with the architecture of Alys Beach.”
The 2015 finalists include:
• Muriel Montini, Paris, France
• Aaron Freimark, Cold Spring, NY
• Jesc Bunyard, Huddersfield, West, United Kingdom
• David Bennett, Nashville, Tennessee
• Jonathan McCabe, Canberra ACT, Australia
• Uwe Schweer-Lambers, Bielefeld, Germany
• Zlatko Cosic, St. Louis, Missouri
• Daniel Wechsler, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
• Jessica Buie, San Diego, California
• Joon Sung, Bowling Green, Kentucky
• Jasmine Powell, Berlin, Germany
• Christine Lucy Latimer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• Courtney Egan, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Victoria Febrer, New York City, New York
• Olga Guse, Dresden, Germany
• David Sullivan, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Tracy Miller-Robbins, Westerville, Ohio
• Adam Forrester, Ruston, Louisiana
• Krystal Schultheiss, Windsor, Victoria, Australia
• Alexandra David, Montclair, New Jersey
• Keaton Fox, Miami, Florida
In addition, a select group of artists have been invited to project at Digital Graffiti. Andrew Demirjian of Palisades Park, New Jersey, and Shantell Martin, of New York, New York participated in the 2015 Digital Graffiti Artist Residency Program. Digital Graffiti veterans Sean Capone of Brooklyn, New York, Robert Seidel of Berlin, Germany, and Yandell Walton of Melbourne, Australia will showcase works as well.
A panel of art and industry experts led by Brett Phares will serve as jury for the festival and select works for the Best in Show and Curator’s Choice awards. Four honorable mentions will also be awarded.
In its eighth year, Digital Graffiti transforms Alys Beach’s stark white walls into a canvas of light. The three-day festival includes a Curator’s Tour of select digital art, exhibitions, an awards ceremony and a closing celebration. For more information on the festival and tickets, please visit digitalgraffiti.com.
Thursday, June 4, 7:30pm-9:30pm | Curator’s Tour Narratedby artist and curator Brett Phares, the tour is a behind-the-sceneslook at some of the artwork for DG2015 and some of the unique moments made possible by this year’s list of finalists from all over the world.
Friday, June 5, 8:30pm-11pm | DG2015 Gallery Stroll Friday evening includes activities and a meet-and-greet gallery stroll featuring some of digital artist finalists, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work on display. Featuring light
bites and cash bars.
Saturday, June 6 , 8:30pm-midnight | DG2015 Festival The excitement continues on Saturday with the live festival exhibit lighting up Alys Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending with the must-not-miss poolside party of the season at Caliza Pool, featuring music, light bites and cash bars.
See and be seen before the Festival gates open on Saturday night at the EC Lounge, complete with beverages by Sweetwater Brewing Company and Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, music by DJ Lady Muse, and the announcement of the DG2015 winners!
Tickets Festival tickets are available at the Alys Shoppe, Alys Beach Bike Shop, Fonville Press or online. Weekend passes are $160 and allow access to all Digital Grafitti events.
Tickets for the Curator’s Tour on Thursday, June 4 are $25 for adults and $10 for children.
Tickets for the Gallery Stroll on Friday, June 5 are $50 for adults and $20 for children.
Tickets for the festival on Saturday, June 6 are $100 for patron tickets and $75 for general admission.
Additional ticket packages are available online.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is an innovative and dynamic event that 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.