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Alys Beach, Florida Opens Ticket Sales for 7th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, June 5-7

March 23, 2014

Tickets for the Seventh Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach, Florida’s signature annual event, to be held June 5–7, 2014 will be placed on sale on Monday, March 24, 2014.

During what has become a weekend extravaganza event, the community of Alys Beach located on Scenic Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, opens its doors, courtyards, and pedestrian paths to groundbreaking digital artists from around the globe. At this innovative, one-of-a-kind live art exhibit, the iconic white walls of Alys Beach are transformed into “blank canvas” screens onto which various forms of newly created digital art is projected.

For 2014, the world’s first outdoor projection art festival has expanded adding a new offering on Thursday night — an exclusive behind-the-scenes, informative tour lead by DG 2014 Curator Brett Phares beginning at 8 p.m. Friday evening includes activities and a meet-and-greet gallery stroll featuring some of digital artist finalists, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work on display. The excitement continues on Saturday with the live festival exhibit lighting up Alys Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending with the must-not-miss poolside party of the season at Caliza Pool, featuring music and video mixing by DJs and VJs, light bites and cash bars.

All access weekend passes are available for $200 per person and includes admission to the event on all three days, an official Digital Graffiti evet t-shirt and Tervis tumbler. Tickets for Friday night are $50 per person for adults and $20 for children (12 and under). Tickets for Saturday are $75 (for adults and children). VIP patron tickets are $100 and include an official Digital Graffiti t-shirt and a refillable Tervis tumbler. Proceeds to benefit The Alys Foundation, which supports select local charities.

Tickets are limited; pre-purchased tickets are highly encouraged. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning March 24, 2014 at digitalgraffiti.com and in person at the Alys Beach Bike Shop, The Alys Shoppe and Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Digital Graffiti will be presented rain or shine.

Come for the festival and enjoy all South Walton has to offer all along Scenic Highway 30A. Luxurious multi-bedroom homes are available for vacation rental in Alys Beach. For details and rates visit alysbeach.com or call toll-free to 1(866) 732-9276.

Staging Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach gives artists a large-scale canvas to explore the intersections of art and architecture, while creating entirely new art forms. Once darkness falls on the weekend, the town will be set aglow as artists compete for  $10,000 in cash prizes. A panel of judges will select five award winners including Best of Show; Best in Florida; Curator’s Choice; and three Honorable Mentions.

In just a few short years Digital Graffiti has become irrevocably linked to Alys Beach. “Watching our beautiful, stark, white washed walls and roofs become completely transformed by the colorful and evocative swirling pieces of digital art is truly an inspiring experience, says town architect Marieanne Khoury-Vogt. “The projected vivid images that mold and melt against the backdrop of our sculptural architecture are fascinating to observe.”

 

One of the most beautiful new towns in the world, Alys Beach is located in Northwest Florida on Scenic Highway 30A, along what The New York Times said “May be the best beach in the continental U.S.” The resort town’s extraordinary architectural vision drew inspirations from both Bermuda and the family courtyard homes of Antigua, Guatemala. Alys Beach was founded in 2004. When complete, it will be home to 900 villas and courtyard homes, as well as restaurants, parks, shops and other resort lifestyle amenities. Alys Beach is the first Fortified…for Safer Living® community in the world, and all homes are built to Florida’s Green Home Designation Standard. For more information, visit alysbeach.com.

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is one of the world’s first outdoor projection art festivals. This innovative, one-of-a-kind dynamic event celebrates the many possibilities found at the intersection of art and architecture. During the three-night event, dozens of digital artist finalists from around the globe are invited to showcase their original work and vie for cash prize awards in a juried art competition. Utilizing the latest technologies, the finalists’ art is projected throughout the town on its iconic white walls.

Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter @Alysbeachfl, Instagram @Alysbeachfl and You Tube/AlysBeachFlorida. Join the conversation at #digitalgraffiti.

For information on Digitial Graffiti 2014 and an event overview video, visit digitalgraffiti.com.

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Beaches of South Walton Recognized Among Top Beaches in the World for 2011

March 11, 2011

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (March 7, 2011)

The white sands of Beaches of South Walton have made not one, but two, rankings of the world’s best beaches, bringing new attention to this Northwest Florida Gulf Coast destination as the spring travel season begins.

Citing its calm, relaxing beaches in addition to shopping, dining, golfing, cultural and nature offerings, Yahoo! Travel named Santa Rosa Beach one of its 10 Best Beach Destinations for 2011, ranking this charming community at the heart of Beaches of South Walton alongside beaches in Hawaii, Bali and Mexico.

Whether visiting Santa Rosa, Seaside, Rosemary Beach or one of the other 15 charming communities of Beaches of South Walton, families find a relaxing atmosphere complemented by white-sand beaches that are among the world’s finest.

Trip Advisor’s FamilyVacationCritic.com has also recognized Beaches of South Walton as one of its Top 10 Beaches for Families.  The destination was chosen because “not only is the sand sugar soft, it borders the most gorgeous emerald green water you’ve ever seen.”  Family Vacation Critic describes the destination’s communities as family-friendly and providing a home away from home for vacationers.

From free performances in Alys Beach to the weekly Seaside Farmer’s Market, each beach community plays host to customized celebrations and activities that appeal to all ages. Families will enjoy the new Club KZ in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and delight in the new rickshaw rides offered along Scenic Highway30A. There are also new takes on area classics. YOLO boarding becomes an eco-adventure when paired with a nature-based certified guide. While fishing charters off Grayton Beach are even more rewarding when the fresh catch is prepared in the home or condo by the talented executive chef of Table 5.

A study by Majority Opinion Research and commissioned by Beaches of South Walton indicates an expected resurgence of travelers.  The study polled 422 visitors who vacationed in Beaches of South Walton in 2009, but did not book at the same accommodations in 2010.  It revealed that 83 percent of those who did not travel last summer stated they “will return” to Beaches of South Walton this year.

To welcome back visitors this spring, accommodations throughout Beaches of South Walton are offering a number of packages including:

For more accommodations specials and packages throughout Beaches of South Walton, click here. Now is the time to discover your beach.

About Beaches of South Walton
Beaches of South Walton is a destination located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and comprised of 15 picturesque beach communities, and white sand beaches and emerald green waters for which the region is renowned.  Home to one of Yahoo Travel’s Top 10 beachesfor 2011, visitors to the destination enjoy a relaxing escape:  an upscale, yet casual, place to unwind and rejuvenate.  To learn more, visit www.BeachesofSouthWalton.com or call 1-800-822-6877.

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