Call for Entries
Artists around the world are invited to submit original works of digital art to be showcased in the juried festival.
- Digital Graffiti launches the 16th annual festival at Alys Beach with a celebratory pre-party announcing the festival award winning artists.
- Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach opens with an adult-only (21+), all-inclusive food and beverage experience. Stroll the festival path, lined with art installations intermixed with festive food and beverage presentations from the best local and regional chefs, restaurants, winemakers, distilleries, and breweries. This evening will be a spectacle for the senses!
- For the finale of the 16h Annual Digital Graffiti event, we welcome families and guests of all ages to experience the projection art installed along the festival path. Engage and interact with the artwork in the immersive festival experience, with food trucks and beverage stands positioned throughout the path with fun eats and drinks for purchase.
The 16th Annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach festival, underwritten by The Alys Foundation, will be held May 19-20, 2023.
The Scenic 30A community of Alys Beach, located along the northwest Florida coastline, provides the environment for the Digital Graffiti festival, the open-air, organic gallery for the projections of these original artworks. Staged against the elegant white walls of Alys Beach, Digital Graffiti provides a large-scale blank canvas for artists to explore the visual intersection of art and architecture. The engagement between the art, architecture, and audience is transformative, creating an immersive and interactive art projection experience that is entirely unique to the Digital Graffiti festival, named as one of the top "24 Unconventional Art Destinations Around the World" by National Geographic.
Artists, designers, photographers, and architects are invited to submit their artwork to be projected under the night sky and onto the pristine, reflective white walls of Alys Beach. This evening festival features the town, buildings and landscape, illuminated by the latest in design, animation, and projection technologies; two glowing evenings of innovation and inspiration, with artists from around the world exhibiting works of projection mapping, generative art, experimental short films, and animation, as well as sound, motion, and light-responsive installations.
Digital Graffiti is a juried festival of original works of digital, projection art. The 2023 awards include Best of Show ($5,000 prize), Curator's Choice ($2,000 prize) and three Special Recognition honors (at $1,000 prize each), selected by the festival's curator, John Colette, and esteemed panel of judges. The Alys Foundation has donated more than $200,000 in awards and artist stipends over the past 14 years, all to further digital work in the public realm.
Tickets on sale March 15, 2023!
About The Alys Foundation
The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of the town. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural, and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater community. The Foundation continues to give back to the community by hosting Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, 30A Wine Festival, and Alys Beach Crafted. For more information, please visit alysbeach.com
About Alys Beach
Nestled amongst the pristine white sands and sparkling turquoise waters of northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast sits Alys Beach, a fully-bespoke, luxury lifestyle and vacation experience –a seaside destination where life is refreshed. Known for its striking white architecture, Alys Beach is a New Urbanist community built for relationships, connection, and for building memories around the town’s most sought-after amenity, the pristine Gulf beaches. With all of its 158 acres within a short walk of the beach and designed for engaging and comfortable access to the town center’s shops and restaurants, Alys Beach is truly an unparalleled experience. Alys Beach has long attracted homeowners and vacation guests with an eye for distinctive design and detail, and the town’s signature events serve to reinforce a sense of being transported to a place of luxury found within the balance of beauty, simplicity, and grace.To a place where life is not just lived, it is defined. For more information, please visit alysbeach.com
At the box office, you can purchase tickets, exchange tickets for wristbands, and buy official Digital Graffiti Merchandise.
Box Office Hours
18 North Charles Street
Thursday, May 12- 10am-2pm
Friday, May 13- 4-11pm
Saturday, May 14- 4-11pm
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists from across the globe use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic 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 together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.
Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, 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.
Best In Show gets $5,000
Curators Choice is $2,000
3 Special Recognition are $1,000 a piece