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.

Watercolor Workshop

Three day workshop on “Barns, Farms , Farmers and Produce" October 27, 28 and 29 | 9:30am – 3:30pm Painters are invited to join others in Lanesboro at the Cottage Inn for three days of watercolor painting with Kathy Kovala. The for the workshop is $250. There are a block of rooms set aside at…

Great River Writes Series

Announcing the first annual Great River Writes Series, a collaboration between La Crosse, Wisconsin writers and Public Library and Winona, Minnesota writers and Public Library, and River Arts Alliance. Check our our offerings, mark your calendars, and enjoy! All programs are free and open to the public. Keynote Address with Nickolas Butler Saturday | October…

Winona Musicians Play for Puerto Rico

Sunday | October 29 | 1pm – 5pm Signature’s Restaurant Musicians from the Southeastern Minnesota area are teaming up with the Signatures Restaurant October 29, 2017 to perform a benefit for victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Four groups will perform throughout the afternoon and all will be donating their time and talents. The event…

Winona Art Walk and Tour

It’s that time of year again! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2017 Winona Art Walk & Tour, Saturday, November 18 from 10am – 4pm. Click below to learn more about the artists, locations, and schedule for this fun annual event. Scroll to the bottom of that page to see samples of the…

Musical Theatre Improv Workshop

Friday | October 20 | 12:30 – 2:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Campus Members from the cast of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical will lead participants through improvisational exercises and games that illustrate the basic philosophy and rules of improvisation: Saying YES, Active listening, Making your partner look good…all the while HAVING…

Page Series: Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

Friday | October 20 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Campus Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is an unscripted theatrical awards show, where improvisers use song suggestions from the audience to create a…

Emerging Artist Opportunity

Each year Bluff Country Studio Art Tour awards one emerging artist entry into the tour at a reduced fee. If you are an artist just beginning your art career we encourage you to apply to participate as our 2018 Emerging Artist. The 2018 tour takes place April 27-29. Participants must display a body of work…

The Road to Beaver Park Author Event

Thursday | October 12 | 6:00pm Winona Public Library Local author, Janice Kirk, has written a memoir, The Road to Beaver Park: Painting, Perception, and Pilgrimage. Inside the memoir are paintings she has done while on sabbatical camping in National Parks and Forest Service sites. Paintings from the book will be on display at the…

Laureate Writers Series – October 2017

Tuesday | October 3 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House Poet Dick Stahl will read from his book Bluffing, as part of the Laureate Writers Series, followed by a book signing and an open mic. The event is co-sponsored by the Blue Heron and the Fine Arts Council of the City of Winona. The optional…

Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: Glengarry Glen Ross

By David Mamet Wednesday through Saturday | October 4-7 | 7:30pm Saturday and Sunday | October 7-8 | 3:00pm Studio Theatre | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Campus Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant…

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