Portland Performing Arts Festival canceledAP , Associated Press
Mar. 20, 2013 7:38 AM ET
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There won't be a second annual Portland Performing Arts Festival.
Organizers of the four-day event mixing jazz, dance, theater and classical music that debuted last year say this summer's event has been canceled because they failed to meet fundraising goals.
The arts festival made its debut in June, with 16 events and a budget of about $180,000, and organizers hoped for a larger event this year.
But after the group fell short of its first-quarter fundraising targets, the decision was made at a board meeting Sunday to cancel this year's festival.
Board chairwoman Kara Larson tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/YW3SBd ) there has been no decision on whether to try and raise enough money to revive the festival in 2014 or beyond.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com