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.

2017 RAA Member Exhibit Opening Photos

  Special thanks to Roger Boulay for installing the exhibit and to Al Mueller for capturing the Opening Reception for the 2nd Annual RAA Member Exhibit. With almost twice as many members participating this year, the gallery is a great representation of the talented artists, photographers, potters, and more that our community is proud to…

Book Launch /Author Reading

Tuesday | June 27 | 4:30-6:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Kathleen Peterson, writing under her family name of Kathleen Kenney, has published a novel set in Ireland with Doubleday. “Quiet and lyrical, Girl on the Leeside is a slim, beautiful debut about one woman taking her place in the world.” Shelf Awareness review. About Girl on…

WSO Arts Administration Position, Part-time

Winona Symphony Orchestra, Winona, MN (Approximately 15 hours/month) Job Description This part-time arts administrator position includes event promotion and fundraising support such as managing social media presence, tracking finances, hanging flyers, attending monthly meetings, and managing advertising. The Arts Administrator will work collaboratively and in close communication with the Music Director and the WSO Board….

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography with Janet Mootz

Thursday | June 29 | 6:00-7:30pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN Join us for a free workshop, just in time for summer travel! (PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is REQUIRED, because space is limited, even though the event is free. top-10-tips-travel-photography.eventbrite.com/ About the Instructor: Janet has been a professional photographer for 13 years….

Travel Inspired Writing with Amanda Zieba

June 22 | 6-8pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN “You know that invigorating feeling you have as you travel? The magic that comes with exploring some place new or returning to a safe haven? Amanda wants to help you use that power to fuel incredible storytelling.” —Amanda Zieba Join author Amanda…

River Arts Alliance’s 2nd Annual Member Exhibit and Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Friday | June 23 | 4-8pm | Light Refreshments Served Exhibit Hours: Fridays and Saturdays | June 23 – July 29 | 4-8pm The gallery will be open during Concerts on the Green and by appointment. This event is a partnership with the Winona State University Department of Art and Design and River…

Merry Mural Making

Saturday | June 24 | 10am-2pm Saturday | July 1 | 10am-2pm Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter West Lake Winona Everyone is welcome to come and paint! The murals will be part of the permanent HBC Fence Art Project. Questions? Call Julia Crozier at 507-474-6879 or email crozier.julia@gmail.com. This activity is made possible by the voters…

McCullough to read at final Third Wednesday, Plainview

Wednesday | June 21 | 7:00pm Common Sense Development 412 W. Broadway | Plainview, MN Please join the Rural America Writers’ Center’s final Third Wednesday in a series that has continued for over a decade. This special event will feature long time contributing author and Winona’s Poet Laureate, Ken McCullough. A Q & A session…

The Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit and Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday | June 17 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. Celebrate and visit with the artists at the opening reception for the 5th annual Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit. Plan your visit at theartoffinefurniture.com or winonahistory.org. Refreshments will be served with a cash bar. Exhibit: June…

Swing, Inc. Plays the Classics from the Swing Era

Tuesday | June 13 | 7:00pm Peace Plaza | Downtown Rochester Swing, Inc. has been performing throughout the southeastern Minnesota region for nearly 20 years. They are currently in their seventh year of performing swing, ballads and Latin dance selections at Signatures Restaurant in Winona. The quintet is made up of some of the best…

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