KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Fantasy Fest’s history of revelry, royalty and altruism

Joe Liska and Frank Romano. COURTESY PHOTO

Joe Liska and Frank Romano. COURTESY PHOTO

The Key West Art & Historical Society presents its third annual “A Royal Retrospective” exhibit Oct. 11-29 in the lobby of the Custom House Museum.

A look back at decades of Key West Fantasy Fest revelry, royalty and altruism via memorabilia, keepsakes, photographs and posters, the exhibit is cocurated by Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver and Society curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D.

And one night only — 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, — the exhibit becomes the site for an all-candidate “Royal Retrospective” party open to the public (cash bar and light appetizer fare), with 100 percent of the $10 admission benefitting AIDS Help of Monroe County. Former Fantasy Fest Kings and Queens are encouraged to attend.

Fantasy Fest events are sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.orgor 305-295-6616, ext. 112. ¦

The Key West Art &
Historical Society Custom House Museum 281 Front St.

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