January 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual WHAT INSPIRES YOU? powered by PECHA KUCHA


SOLD OUT! If there are canceled reservations and seats become available we will sell them online, so if you are looking for tickets please click through to the ticket page (link below) to be certain.

The creative process is a mystery, known only to the artist.

Not always.

On Saturday, January 16, Rivertown Film gives guests a peek into this “mystery” at its 2nd annual What Inspires You? Powered by PechaKucha Benefit. “Pecha Kucha” is a Japanese term for the sound of conversation (chit-chat), originally conceived as a setting where creative people in all walks of life could meet, show their work, and exchange ideas. Thirteen artists from various disciplines – photographer, filmmaker, musician, dancer, designer, painter, sculptor, and more – reveal in rapid fire what inspires them with 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide. There will be performances, entertainment, and an opportunity for socializing with friends and artists before and after the main event.


Sponsored by Weld Realty




Mistress of Ceremonies: Rosie O’Donnell

Artists scheduled to appear are:

Susan Stava  Photographer

Hope Wade  Fashion Designer

Daniel Liss  Digital Filmmaker

Daniel Raymont  Actor, Comedian

Santi Hitorangi  Visual Artist

Jennifer Fineran  Filmmaker

Heather Cornell  Tap Dancer

Norman Galinsky  Visual Artist

Herve Alexandre   Saxophone Player

Chiz Schultz  Producer, Actor

Josh Eber  Actor

Pat Hickman  Textile Artist

Alexandreena Dixon  Dancer

Elizabeth Sayles Illustrator

Marta Renzi Choreographer, Filmmaker

Thank you to food and beverage sponsors: BJ’s, Fairway, Lisa’s Cheesecake at Best Western, Lulu’s Cafe, Starbucks, Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, The Pie Lady and Son, Brickhouse, Anna’s Bakery, Patisserie Didier Dumas, and The Nyack Wine Cellar. Floral arrangements by Pearl River Florist.

This exciting, entertaining and enlightening evening begins at 7:30 pm at the Nyack Center (Broadway and Depew).  Tickets are $30 ($25 for members of Rivertown Film) and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine available for a small contribution, and the opportunity to mingle with the artists before the performance as well as during a post-presentation celebration. Last year was a an amazing spectacle, and tickets are sure to go quickly. Purchase them online, HERE.