Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, the area’s premier immersive art event, will be held as “A Drive-Thru Experience” for 2021, in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines for social safety.
Presented by The Alys Foundation, the event is scheduled to take place May 12-15, 2021, with the May 15 event date is reserved for Alys Beach homeowners and festival sponsors.
Tickets are available to purchase HERE, and must be pre-purchased as they will not be sold at the door.
Each ticket will be issued with a designated time slot, limited to 20 cars per time slot, and blocked in intervals to allow for the safe control of traffic flow. In the interest of safety, pedestrians, golf carts, and other modes of non-vehicular traffic will not be permitted. Tickets for standard vehicles are $80; tickets for vehicles with 8 or more passengers are $150.
The event is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists from around the world use the latest digital technologies to project their original artworks onto the white walls of Alys Beach. Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation, and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists’ works together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents. The scenic 30A community of Alys Beach, located along the northwest Florida coastline, 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 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.
Participating artists this year include: Tatsuru Arai, Zlatko Cosic, Ryan O’Hare, Jean-Michel Rolland, Roberto Palma (Photonic Light Studio), Katina Bitsicas, Karen Brummund, Carlos E. Vargas, Nastja Nykaza, IRRita, Eddie Lohmeyer, Jonathan McCabe, Joseph Forde, Jonah Allen, Carl Van Brunt, Manuel Palenque, Joshua Davis, Kyriakos Charalampides, Charlie Sutcliffe AKA Spookernox, Hunter Scully, Oli Turnpenney, Robert Krawczyk, Ian Gouldstone, Robert Seidel, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Sean Van Praag
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.