If the community allows this tradition to vanish, it will harm efforts to revitalize North Hollywood. For 14 years, the arts festival was a showcase for local theaters and art galleries and was one of the few events that promoted culture in the San Fernando Valley. If the chamber can’t find a new event operator in the next month, it ought to prepare to run the festival itself, as it did for many years, while efforts are under way find a long-term solution. TONY Safoian, board president of the Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said that if the NoHo Theater Arts Festival happens this year, it will be in early June. If? Last June, the board voted to cancel the contract with the operator of the event because of complaints. But with the festival just months away, the chamber has yet to get a replacement. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!