NOTE: Due to the COVID-19, Digital Graffiti (originally slated for May 15-16) is being rescheduled to October 2-3, 2020.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach—the ground-breaking projection art festival—is set to return October 2-3, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in August 2020.
The event offers 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.
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.
Three artist-in-residence participants and twenty finalists from five countries will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.
“As a shared experience, Digital Graffiti is all about cultivating conversation,” said Brett Phares, the festival’s curator. “It is social cinema within expanded fields of light and sound, the virtual and the real. There is nothing quite like it.”
Digital Graffiti Festival starts tonight in Alys Beach!!! Here is some insider info on this year’s SOLD OUT event: -30A.com
Posted by 30A on Friday, 18 May 2018
Check out this video of Festival co-founder Mike Ragsdale talking about this unique event:
3🔆A’s Mike Ragsdale talks 💬 about Digital Graffiti Festival — one of the most extraordinary events you’ll ever experience — and it returns to Alys Beach May 18-20! Details: 30a.com/digital-graffiti-2018
Posted by 30A on Saturday, 21 April 2018
Friday, October 2, is Opening Night and our family-friendly night featuring our 2020 projection art installations. Local food trucks and vendors are located throughout the festival footprint, while the street party winds through Alys Beach from Highway 30A all the way to Caliza restaurant. There, attendees will be greeted with à la carte food and drink options and fun for the whole family. This event is open to all ages.
Saturday evening, October 3, 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. This event is 21+.
Prizes will be awarded to select works for the Best in Show ($5,000 prize) and Curator’s Choice ($2,000 prize) awards. Three honorable mentions ($1,000 prize each) will also be awarded.