HAGERSTOWN _ To follow Dean Burkett's sleight of hand, you almost needed a GPS.
Rubber balls vanished within ripples of colorful cloths.
Loose change appeared inside Coke bottles and a little abracadabra produced a rope out of thin air.
It was a Saturday morning of magic at the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery in downtown Hagerstown --and it was difficult to tell who was having more fun, the children or the adults.
The local magician invited members of the audience to participate in most of the illusions, which ranged from card tricks to pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In this case, the rabbit wasn't real, but was wooden.
This is the third year the gallery has hosted the magic show, said Ron Lytle, founder and president of the gallery.
"It's become an Easter weekend tradition," he said. "Many people participate in egg hunts. This is an alternative."