GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Festival of the Arts officials say the event is struggling, and they have fallen short of the money needed for their rainy day fund.
Event organizers held an open house Wednesday at the UICA building in downtown Grand Rapids.
They said they are trying to raise about $80,000 to replenish the fund, which is used to cover costs when the Festival experiences bad weather.
Now, Festival organizers may have to consider other options.
"The impact on this year's event will be minimal. If we continue to fall short in our revenue expectations, our revenue earnings, we may have to look at some changes for future festivals," Karen Hunter, president of the Festival of the Arts Board of Directors.
Festival of the Arts is June 7-9.
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