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The dates have been announced for one of 2015’s must-visit festivals … Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach — the world’s first projection art festival. Yes, we’re planning early: the fest will be held over three summer evenings beginning Thursday, June 4 through Saturday, June 6.
Alys Beach, known for its stark white walls, is a unique choice for a festival. But it’s intentional. The bare walls give artists a massive blank “canvas” to light up with modern projections.
Think of it as SXSW meets Art Basel — art lovers can leisurely stroll along the pedestrian paths to view and discuss the latest in art, architecture, and technology with some of the digital artist finalists who have work on display. Take in live interactive art demonstrations, DJ and VJ music performances, arty animated surprises, and plenty of food booths and beverage bars.
Last year, 29 artists representing 24 cities in 12 countries on four different continents competed, and even more entrants are expected this year.
Tickets go on sale in early March. We’re marking our calendars now.