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.

Winonans Rally to Help Rwandan and the Able-Disabled

Winonans first heard about Frederick Ndabaramiye at this year’s Frozen River Film Festival where he was the keynote speaker at the screening of  "I Am Able," a film about his incredible life story and his extraordinary artistic talent.   In 1998, when he was just fifteen, Frederick was dragged from a bus and attacked by Rwandan…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The final concert of the Winona Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season will be presented on May 1st at 4:30pm in the Vivian Fusillo Auditorium, Performing Arts Center on the Winona State University campus. Attendees are invited to arrive early for the pre-concert talk at 4pm, presented by Music Director Dr. Donald Lovejoy. A reception will follow…

Remembering Maggy Jacqmin

Maggy Jacqmin served on the River Arts Alliance Board of Directors briefly prior to her diagnosis. We were happy that she shared her expertise and enthusiasm for the arts with us. As Winonans, we will always be grateful for her significant contributions in helping to expand  cultural opportunities in the area.The following remembrance was written…

GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest “Kick-Off” Event

Since April is National Poetry Month, what better time to hold the 2016 Sonnet Contest opening event! On Tuesday, April 12, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse, in Winona, 7 PM, with music by Flutistry beginning at 6:30, we’ll gather with our Poets Laureate, and likely other guests, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this Sonnet…

MCA’s Spring Concert

MCA’s Dance Repertory Company’s annual spring concert, Words in Motion will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre. For more than four decades, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC) has delighted the Winona community with quality dance productions, featuring local dancers in classical and contemporary works….

WAPS Art Exhibit in Galleria Valéncia

Galleria Valéncia at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is filled with unique pieces of artwork created by Jeffery Morgan’s art students at Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS). Contributing artists attend Jefferson STEM Elementary and Goodview Elementary. During the month of April visitors to the gallery will enjoy colorful artwork that was created using a variety…

Inaugural Art Schmooze – Matt Fluharty & Art of the Rural

Who is Matt Fluharty, what is Art of the Rural, and what are they doing in Winona? Find out the answers these and other important questions by attending RAA’s inaugural Art Schmooze on Wednesday, April 20 from 5-7 pm at the Mid West Music Store, 168 E. 3rd. St., Winona. The Schmooze begins with a…

Spring – Drop-in & Draw

WHEN: On going Mondays, 10am-noon LED BY: Mary Coughlan • 608-525-0050 • mcoughlan@centurylink.net The Winona Arts Center’s Drop-in & Draw, for adults, will begin meeting again for the spring on Monday April 4th from 10:00am – noon. This series of Monday morning classes is for beginning artists who would like to gain insight into how…

WSU Faculty Recital – Deanne Mohr, Piano

Deanne Mohr, Faculty Piano Recital Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm Winona State University Performing Arts Center WSU’s Department of Music will host a faculty recital featuring Deanne Mohr on piano. Mohr will present works from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen.  Dr. Deanne Mohr Canadian pianist Deanne Mohr received her Bachelor of Music degree with great distinction…

Baroque Music for Strings

Central Lutheran Church, Winona, presents “Baroque Music for Strings” Featuring Acclaimed Violinist Sigiswald Kuijken Saturday April 2, 7:30 pm   Every profession has its pioneers and superstars: Cello lovers have Yo-Yo Ma. Minnesota theatre audience have Tyrone Guthrie. Vikings fans have Fran Tarkenton. In the world of historically authentic and interesting performances of Baroque music,…

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