Digital Graffiti Takes Over White Walls of Alys Beach

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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach — a projection art festival located in South Walton — has announced the finalists for their tenth annual festival to be held May 19-21. Tickets are now on sale.

Digital Graffiti 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 iconic stark-white walls of Alys Beach glow with dozens of dazzling original art projections.

Three artist-in-residence participants and twenty finalists from five countries will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork and vie for cash prizes totaling $10,000.

“Celebrating our tenth year, Digital Graffiti 2017 marks a deeper relationship between art and architecture,” said Brett Phares, curator of Digital Graffiti. “Our shortlist of artists is more established, more virtuosic, and more vivid. Additionally, our new partnership with Christie Digital will make it an experience you won’t want to miss.”  

Check out this video from last year’s event:

The 2017 finalists include:                     

▪ Luzena Adams, Brooklyn, New York

▪ David Bennett, Nashville, Tennessee

▪ William R. Bullock, Bowral, Australia

▪ Holger Foerterer, Karlsruhe, Germany

▪ Emilia Forstreuter, Berlin, Germany

▪ Gary Justis, Bloomington, Illinois

▪ Linda Loh, Brunswick East, Australia

▪ Wayne Madsen, Noblesville, Indiana

▪ Helen Marshall, London, United Kingdom

▪ Jonathan McCabe, Canberra, Australia

▪ Nowhere Mountain, St. Louis, Missouri

▪ Kameron Neal, Brooklyn, New York

▪ James Pricer, Austin, Texas

▪ Axel Cuevas Santamaria, Columbus, Ohio

▪ Cameron Sharp, Columbus, Ohio

▪ Susi Sie, Berlin, Germany

▪ Beau Stanton, Brooklyn, New York

▪ David Sullivan, New Orleans, Louisiana

▪ Joon Sung, Bowling Green, Kentucky

▪ LIA, Vienna, Austria

▪ Mike Winkelmann (aka beeple), Appleton, Wisconsin

Photo credit: Courtesy Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

Additionally, a select group of artists have been invited to participate in the Digital Graffiti Visiting Artist Series, scheduled for May 10-17, a week prior to the festival. The four featured artists include Jinku Kim, Curator’s Choice winner in 2016 from Cranston, Rhode Island; Krystal Schultheiss, festival finalist in 2015 from Melbourne, Australia; and Robert Seidel, winner of Best in Show at Digital Graffiti’s inaugural year as well as a former finalist and judge from Berlin, Germany.

A panel of art and industry experts, led by Brett Phares, will serve as the jury for the festival.

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.

For more info, including the full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit