Philadelphia’s culinary community gathered at Twenty Manning Restaurant to announce the date of the first ever “Feastival”, a fundraising party for the Philadelphia Live Arts Fringe Festival.

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports culinary artists in Philadelphia gathered at the pre-party to kick off Feastival, a party that happens on September 15th.

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Twenty Manning owner, Audrey Claire:

“September 3rd through the 18th is the Live Arts Fringe Festival. Now the Live Arts Festival has grown out of the Fringe, where Nick Stuccio, our funding producer travels the world and brings back about 15 performances.”

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How much do they hope to raise?

“Right now we’ve raised about $200,000 so we’re hoping the night of, with the live auction and the ticket sales, we’re going to hit $300,000 and then hopefully this will become the event that everybody looks to go to and the bigger goal would be that more of the Philadelphia audience would know what the Philadelphia Live Arts and the Philly Fringe is.”

Listen to extended interview:

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