The much-anticipated culinary fundraiser for the Philadelphia Fringe and Live Arts Festival took place last night.
KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports that “Feastival” was a success and will help fund the arts in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Frankford High School Unveils New Solar Training Lab For Students
Richard Vague is president of the Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe and he says they managed to raise over $250,000 at this event:
“We had over 450 folks here buying tickets to taste the wares of 60 of Philadelphia’s finest chefs and see performances from some of our best artists.”READ MORE: Upper Dublin Carnival Raises Money For Those Affected By Ida
He says it’s magic when the live arts come together with the performing arts:
“We have a lot of great performances and a lot of people in Philadelphia have not known about them so one of the real purposes of this was to introduce people to performances they’d never seen before and I think we at least partially succeeded.”MORE NEWS: Sixers Fall To Brooklyn Nets In Home Opener As Ben Simmons Saga Continues
Listen to the full interview…