The River Arts Festival, which brought artists and art-lovers to downtown Santa Cruz the past two years, won’t be happening in 2010.
The Festival’s organizers announced that the event has been suspended due to its lack of a fiscal sponsor. The Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce filled that role last year, but declined to do so again this year, and the Festival’s volunteer coordinators haven’t been able to find anyone else to assume that role.
Last year, the festival attracted thousands of people to downtown for its two-day event, which culminated in the Kinetic Art Cruz, a parade of rolling sculptures through downtown and along the river levee.
Event producers have not ruled out a return in 2011. We’ll have a story in Tuesday’s Sentinel.