The River Arts Alliance generates creative, financial and intellectual resources in order to strengthen communications among all entities, elevate the quality of art for all and enrich lives through the arts.

Fadi BouKaram: Lebanon, USA Photo Exhibit

Daily | September 26 through October 26 Exhibit on view: daily 8:00am – 10:00pm Staffed hours: weekdays 12:00 – 6:00pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights page.smumn.edu/project/fadi-boukaram-lebanon-usa/ Fadi BouKaram is a Lebanese photographer, whose work has been featured in various news media such as CNN, Foreign Policy Magazine, and BBC. In 2016, he spent five…

Dirk Nelson – RAA Member of the Month

Dirk Nelson is a local sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker and is a member of the River Arts Alliance Board of Directors. He also serves on the Winona Arts Center Board of Directors where he chairs the RiverBed Press committee. RiverBed Press is an etching press with a 24” wide by 48” long bed that was…

A Page in History: Cedars of Lebanon

Tuesday | September 25 | 12:05-1:05pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. page.smumn.edu/project/a-page-in-history-cedars-of-lebanon/ Fadi BouKaram discusses the 1955 trip of seven mayors from American Lebanons to Beirut to commemorate the centennial of the first wave of Lebanese immigration to the United States. Only six returned. Was the trip really an unsanctioned spy operation?…

Free Family Concert Series – Rescheduled

Thursday | September 20 | 6:00-7:00pm Outside of Blooming Grounds Coffeehouse Winona’s flute ensemble Flutistry will perform for the second performance of the Free Family Concert Series, made possible through the Main Street Program and Third Space grant initiative. Families are encouraged to join in the music-making playing a variety of percussion instruments, plan to…

Community Meal with Fadi BouKaram & Sharon Mansur

Community Meal with Fadi BouKaram & Sharon Mansur Sunday | September 23 | 6:00-8:00pm Outpost Winona | 119 E 3rd St page.smumn.edu/project/outpost-winona-community-meal/ Join Fadi BouKaram and Sharon Mansur for a meal of Middle Eastern food and conversation before the Lebanon, USA photo exhibit transitions to the Page Theatre. This event is part of The Cedar…

Street Photography Workshop with Fadi BouKaram

Monday | September 24 | 5:30-6:30pm Monday | October 1 | 5:30-6:30pm Winona City Hall | 207 Lafayette St. page.smumn.edu/project/street-photography-workshop/ Fadi BouKaram’s photography focuses on telling the hidden stories of communities through candid street photography. The first session of this two-part workshop will introduce the basics and history of street photography followed by hands-on lessons….

Page Series: Rio Mira

Thursday | September 20 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights page.smumn.edu/project/rio-mira/ Taking its name from the river, which runs from Ecuador into Colombia, Río Mira brings together marimba masters Esteban Copete and Larry Preciado, Ecuadorian singer Karla Kanora, and an incredible ensemble of Afro Latino folkloric musicians. With a cultural identity rooted in…

Free Family Concert – Postponed

The Free Family Concert featuring Flutistry on September 13th has been postponed. RAA will post the new date as soon as it is scheduled and information will be available at facebook.com/flutistrywinona.

WSU Theatre & Dance Dept. Presents “Gidion’s Knot”

Friday | September 14 | 7:30pm Saturday | September 15 | 7:30pm Winona State University Performing Arts Center Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre Winona State University Theatre & Dance presents the production “Gidion’s Knot”, directed by Jim Williams. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the…

Amanda Grace Band With Sterling At Ed’s (no name) Bar

Thursday | September 13 | 8:00-10:30pm Ed’s (no name) Bar | 252 E 3rd St Join Amanda Grace and the band on Thursday Sept 13th at Ed’s bar! Hailing from Rochester and no stranger to the music scene, Sterling is a fantastic songwriter and emphasizes the story behind the songs he writes. 21+/ $5 Amanda…

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