Discover the Digital Graffiti Art Festival at Alys Beach
There’s A Lot To Know ~ About This Momentous Event
The Digital Graffiti Art Festival at Alys Beach is a truly unique event that showcases a burgeoning artform in a beautiful medium. The whitewashed walls of Alys Beach homes and businesses become the backdrop for colors and graffiti made completely by digital projection. There's nothing else quite like it. Here's a look at last year's festival to give you an idea of what you could expect at the 2018 event.
The Digital Graffiti Festival runs for three days in May, and invites artists from all over the world to create beautiful projections that are displayed on the smooth, white walls of Alys Beach. There is a contest every year, and on the final day of the event, the winners are announced in a closing celebration. Organizers also bring in a new panel of judges to come together to view and rate the works.
Last year's first-place entry went to Kameron Neal of Brooklyn. Kameron used the white walls to project a stop-motion animation self-portrait of himself.
Here's a quick schedule of events that typically make up the festival:
Be sure to check in soon for ticketing information for the 2018 Digital Graffiti Art Festival.
You Don’t Just Show Up To Compete ~ You Earn It.
The Alys Foundation is currently calling for entries into the contest and event. To take part, artists must submit an original work of digital art to be considered by the Foundation.
The deadline to submit is February 1, 2018, after which the full line up of artists will be announced.
Find out everything you need to know about submission criteria here.
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The 2018 Digital Graffiti Art Festival will take place from May 18-20.
Check back here often to find out this year's exact schedule, lineup, and ticket prices, which will be announced shortly.
What is digital graffiti?
In the last 10 years, digital graffiti has emerged as a new art platform that uses computers, lights, lasers, and other new technologies to create art similar to traditional graffiti but without the permanence. Initially, it was strictly an extremely high-tech medium that wasn't widely available. However, it's now an umbrella term that encompasses any art made through projections and light.
Learn more about digital graffiti at Alys Beach in this short video.
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