Paint the Town

By Elizabeth Harper | May 4, 2017 | Articles National

When you arrive at Alys Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, you enter another world. Instantly, you’re enveloped by a comforting quiet and an innate tranquility. Master planned by Miami-based Duany Plater-Zyberk, of Seaside and Rosemary Beach renown, no detail has been overlooked, from the Bermudan architecture to the 20-acre nature preserve to first-rate dining, including Caliza Restaurant and George’s at Alys Beach (the warm chocolate toffee goo dessert is to-die-for), and shops like the expertly curated Alys Shoppe. May 19 to 21, however, the calm walkways, serene private courtyards and pristine white facades of Alys Beach get a stark makeover as Digital Graffiti takes over the beachside hamlet, projecting vibrant art—literally—on the town. Celebrating its 10th year, the festival, which will showcase the works of 20 finalists and three artists-in-residence, highlights the collaborative nature of art and architecture. As the sun sets, talents from across the globe will work in concert with the artistry of Alys Beach’s unique architecture as they forge colorful new masterpieces—if only for a night. Weekend pass $250, @alysbeachfl; @dgalysbeach


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