The River Valley Arts Alliance (RiVA) arranged to bring the Inspire Festival to Woodstock. Executive Director Gloria Yachyshen said the event provides a week of activities and excitement in downtown Woodstock. Once over, the festival leaves some of that excitement behind for everyone to enjoy over the long term.

"This is done with the intent of making downtown Woodstock welcoming and engaging while encouraging both tourists and local residents to spend more time in this part of the community,” she said.