- The Old Town Arts Group formed in January as a collection of artists and art programmers looking for a way to dialog and program collaboratively.
- The festival was developed as a way of extending the dialog into the community in order to influence the future of the Arts in Old Town, strengthen the role of the arts in economic development and explore opportunities for unconventional partnerships.
Winthrop University, "First-Ever Muse Fest Planned for Nov. 11-13 in Old Town Rock Hill" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 164.