Legal Graffiti: Art goes high tech at the annual Alys Beach event

Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM.

The festival will be divided between two days. Friday, June 7, will be the Gallery Stroll, where guests will be able meet the artists and see their work. On Saturday, June 8, festivities continue as judges award the winning artists. The evening ends with a pool party at Caliza Pool.

"I'm personally always amazed at how the artists marry the art and the technology," said Rebecca Sullivan of Bountiful Creative.

Sullivan has worked with the Digital Graffiti team for the past three years and says it's one of her favorite events on 30A.

"I never walk away from the event anything less than amazed each year," she said.

Nearly 200 artists from all over the world submitted art to the Digital Graffiti Festival. At the beginning of May, judges narrowed down the selection to 23 artists hailing from places such as France, Iran, and Brazil. Just a handful of submissions are from Florida, and only one comes from Destin. 

Representing the local area is Destin’s Shane Sauer and South Walton’s Justin Lyons, two separate artists that joined forces to submit a piece to the festival.

Sauer, a local filmmaker, and Lyons, a mixed-media painter, met at last year's Digital Graffiti festival through Madra McDonald, a mutual friend. It was their first time at the festival and it led to their first collaboration.

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