Digital Graffiti Festival Blends Art and Technology

Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 returns to Alys Beach, Fla. // (c) 2013 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 returns to Alys Beach, Fla. // (c) 2013 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

Art, architecture and technology will merge and converge in the Northwest Florida town of Alys Beach on June 5, 6 and 7, when the Digital Graffiti festival takes over the city.

Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 returns to Alys Beach, Fla. // (c) 2013 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach
Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 returns to Alys Beach, Fla. // (c) 2013 Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

The world’s first art projection festival, now in its seventh year, features dynamic digital art works from 27 international artists. The festival, which lights up South Walton County’s walls, courtyards and pedestrian pathways, includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek tour, an animated performance arts act, live interactive digital art, a fashion magazine photo shoot, VJ and DJ stylings,  and live social media feeds to keep festival goers connected to the must-do summer art festival.

Digital Graffiti Festival 2014 Events

Curator’s Tour
Brett Phares, who has curated Digital Graffiti since its inception in 2008, is a visual artist working in computer visualization and installation. His tour gives guests a sneak peek at the exciting new artwork for 2014, and provides an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk with some of the talented artists display works in Digital Graffiti.

Performance Art Debut
The world debut of “Magical Anxiety” a new piece created and performed by Atlanta parade and lantern artist Chantelle Rytter. In Florida fashion, a 20-foot illuminated albino alligator conjures a little chaos.

Live, Interactive Human Art
Shantell Martin, an internationally acclaimed visual artist known for her signature black ink drawings on pretty much anything, including people, will layer her old digital art with brand new works, while inviting festival attendees to star in her live art show.

Local Flavor
Head “Inside the EC Scene” to a welcome lounge sponsored by the Emerald Coast’s EC Magazine. Guests can pose for a digital portrait on a magazine photo shoot set, enjoy a signature cocktail, delight in new designer fashions fresh from the Alys Shoppe and groove to DJ tunes.

VJ Moves and DJ Grooves
The animated VJ stylings of artist Amber Bushnell of Montana mesh with the “Miami House music vibe” sound spun by South Florida DJ Nick James.

Three Festive Nights of Digital Graffiti
Guests can enjoy light bites and cocktails while strolling the “animated” Alys Beach streets. The celebration continues at Caliza Pool, where the fashion forward can channel their inner artist while shaking it down on the dance floor.

Be Social
Digital Graffiti was designed as a collaborative art exhibit. Spectators can become part of the action by participating in some of the live art exhibits, and sharing their experiences in real time on social media channels. Guests can join the conversation at #digitalgraffiti, #alysbeach and #southwalton.

Event proceeds benefit The Alys Foundation, which supports select local charities.

Digital Graffiti Festival 2014
866/481-8390
www.digitalgraffiti.com