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.

Ohio River Blues

Friday | May 19 | 7:30 – 8:30pm Minnesota Marine Arts Museum An evening of songs and poems inspired by the hard-scrabble life of sharecroppers and factory workers in the Ohio River Valley during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Jim Armstrong has taken the story of his grandfather and put it to…

Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert

Sunday | May 21 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St Come enjoy an afternoon of music featuring the King of Instruments for the Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert. Performers include Winona organists Erik Floan, Larry Finke, Eric Heukeshoven; Janet Heukeshoven on flute; and special guests John Varona of…

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Sunday | May 21 | 7pm – 8pm | Page Theatre Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity celebrate right here in Winona! Beginning through Advanced tappers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be highlighted in this free performance…

SHIFT~ a performance salon

With dance artist Sharon Mansur, and guest artist, vocalist Nicolle Jensen. Saturday | May 20 | 7pm Infinity Yoga Studio | 119 W 3rd St | Winona A cozy evening of dance and music performance, lively conversation, and tasty snacks. $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed. www.infinitywinona.com/special-events.html; www.facebook.com/events/354373574964548/ About Sharon: Sharon loves…

May Art Schmooze

Thursday | May 18 | 5:00 to 7:00pm The Outpost | 119 E. 3rd St. Join Matt Fluharty at the Outpost, a collaborative space at 119 E. 3rd St. The Outpost, the national headquarters of Art of the Rural, welcomes people from across disciplines and sectors to share their work, develop projects, and engage with the…

Kinstone 1-Hour Guided Tour

Sundays | May 7 through October 31 | 1:00 to 2:15pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI On every Sunday, the tour features the large Stone Circle, the thatched cordwood Chapel, the Stargazer Circle and the Three Witnesses sculpture. Learn about the setting of the standing stones in the Kinstone Circle…

Kin-Day Spring Open House

Saturday | May 6 | Noon to 5pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI It’s Kin-Day again! Kinstone is so happy to invite you all back for their Annual Spring Open House event – it’s time to get out on the land and see Spring in all her glory! Join them…

Opening Reception: Winona Characters Portrait Photography Project

Friday | May 5 | 5 to 8pm Art of the Rural | The Outpost 119 E Third St | Winona Opening reception for the exhibition “Winona Characters: Portrait Photography Project” by photographer and curator Jon Swanson. On exhibit will be 40 large black-and-white portrait photographs of Winonans. Beer and snacks are available. FREE and…

Book Launch for Ken McCullough’s Latest Book

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Ken McCullough will read from his new book of poetry Dark Stars. This is McCullough’s ninth book of poetry and second from Red Dragonfly Press. The reading will be at 7:30 and there will be a reception beforehand at 6:30. Tom Dukich will play accordion during the reception. Light refreshments…

Masonic Drops Information

A Message from Margaret Johnson: Please consider which 10 of the 99 Masonic Drops that you think should be saved and let the Fine Arts Commission know.  It has asked for pubic input and wants to hear from us. The FAC plans to make it’s decision at its meeting on May 2 in the Wenonah…

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