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.

Winona Symphony Orchestra – Fall Concert

Saturday evening Winona Symphony Orchestra concerts are back! The first concert of the 2016-2017 season will feature a set of Serenades: Serenade for Strings (1937) is Swedish composer Dag Wirén’s most famous work. It pairs nicely with the Mozart Serenade in D due to Mozart’s profound influence on Wirén.  Composed in 1776 and scored for…

The Practice of Drawing / The Language of Art

The Winona Arts Center presents “The Practice of Drawing/ the Language of Art” by a number of local and regional artists who participate in the Tuesday evening life-drawing group at SMU. This very brief exhibit will be on display from September 28-30th. The public is invited to a closing reception with the artists on Friday,…

Julia Crozier at Sogn Valley Craft Fair

Trempealeau Mountain, oil pastel by Julia Crozier Sogn Valley Craft Fair At the idyllic Makarios farm & pottery 35200 County 24 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN 55009 October 1: 10am – 5pm October 2: 10am-4pm Celebrating 44 years of fine crafts . . . pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography, paintings, woodcrafts, baskets, metalwork, wearables . . ….

Tom Dukich at Fortunata’s Coffeehouse

Join Tommaso Pagliaccetti (aka Tom Dukich) as he celebrates his Italian heritage by playing the soulful music of Pietro Frosini, a composer who created music specifically for the accordion. As he plays imagine yourself strolling through the streets of Florence during the evening passeggiata. Friday, September 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fortunata’s Coffeehouse is…

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Demonstration

Come Smell the Posies Watercolor artist Kathy Kovala is currently showing a display of her flower paintings at Merchants Bank in Winona. Kathy has been painting flowers most of her career as a professional watercolorist. This display will show you her many varied techniques which include “throwing paint,” “rock and roll,” and “wet into wet.”…

Bach Society of Minnesota at Central Lutheran Church

Matthias Maute Debuts This Week! The full range of Bach’s musical vision is on display in the inaugural concerts of Artistic Director Matthias Maute. As Ron Hubbard said in TwinCities.com, Maute “is quite a prominent figure in the field, garnering glowing reviews from major publications like the New Yorker and New York Times.” And Quinton…

Theeb – Winona Film Society at Winona Arts Center

WINONA FILM SOCIETY at the Winona Arts Center Theeb • Fri., Sept. 16, 7pm In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Adventure, drama, thriller. Academy award…

MCA Seeking Artists to Display Their Work

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is looking for local artists who might interested in displaying their work in Galleria Valencia, which is located inside MCA’s home, the Valenica Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN 55987. There is no charge to the artist and the work is seen by over a hundred…

Upcoming Workshop at SUTRA global imports

Indigo + Shibori 101 Saturday September 17 | 10am-2pm @ SUTRA global imports 570 Main Street Dakota, MN   55925 sutraglobalbydesign@gmail.com $45 Workshop Fee (pre-registration required) plus $35 Materials Fee (payable at the workshop) Taught by Kim Hammer, owner of SUTRA global imports Learn a variety of Japanese clamping and folding techniques to create patterns in…

Laureate Writers Series – September 2016

Poet and Singer-Songwriter Diane Jarvenpa to Perform at The Blue Heron On Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm, poet and singer-songwriter Diane Jarvenpa will perform at the Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W.2nd St., Winona, as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The performance will be followed by an open mic. The event is free and…

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