Each night during the summer season at 8:30 the Festival of Arts presents its most famous attraction; the Pageant of the Masters.
What is it?
Ninety minutes of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind.
Our mission is to promote, produce, and sponsor events and activities that encourage the appreciation, study and performance of the arts.
The 2011 Pageant of the Masters Theme is:
Get ready to believe in the art of the impossible! In its uniquely theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – "living pictures" – the 2011 Pageant of the Masters is venturing into magical artistic realms. Only Make Believe will be your passport to explore worlds populated by ancient and modern superheroes and strange, mythical creatures. It will also showcase the creative expressions of artists who devoted themselves to conjuring everything from Victorian historical fantasies, illustrations for fairytales beginning "once upon a time," to futuristic visions of things to come, all in a breathtaking performance of "art that lives and breathes." There'll be no shortage of fun and fantasy for the whole family as Only Make Believe leaves ordinary life behind to reveal the wonders of artistic imaginations unleashed.