It's not easy being an arts group in 2010, so when the Philly Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe realized earlier this year that $125,000 in grant money was going away, organizers knew they had to do something.
Restaurateur Audrey Taichman, a board member, suggested bringing the arts and restaurant communities together for a gala.
A gala? For the Fringe?
Feastival, as tonight's sold-out event is called, is expected to raise more than $200,000.