Festival of Art officials closed the books on the 2010 season and previewed next year's Pageant of the Masters at the annual membership meeting, held Wednesday in the Forum Theatre.
The meeting set the stage for next year Pageant of the Masters, which pageant Director Diane Challis Davy announced will be a show about fantasy. The theme is "Only Make Believe."
"It is a show about things that exist only in the imagination of the artist, including elves, fairies, and sprites, monkey musicians, a hippograph, a 40-foot-tall skeleton, a headless horseman, a mock turtle, a griffin, a dodo bird, several fire-breathing dragons, an enchanted owl, giant bats, the invisible man, the hydra, cupid, a centaur, mermaids and may other fantastic creatures" Challis Davy said.
A brief slide show of the coming attractions followed Challis Davy's announcement.
Festival officials also had good financial news to report.
The festival was in the black again, maybe not as black as some years, but enough to pay the bills, fund scholarships and still net more than a half million.