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.

John Paulson Big Band Concert

Sunday | January 21 | 3:00-4:45pm Vivian R. Fusillo Main Stage Theatre | Performing Arts Center Winona State University The Winona State University music department is hosting a free John Paulson Big Band concert. The 18-piece group includes some of the best jazz players and teachers in the region. They are unique in that they…

Dr. John Paulson: Pre-Concert Talk “This is Not Your Father’s Big Band”

Wednesday | January 10 | 1:00-2:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St. Saxophonist, composer and educator Dr. John Paulson will present a free, informal multi-media talk This is Not Your Father’s Big Band that will include an overview of the process involved in creating music for his 18-piece group plus the realities of presenting…

Frozen River Film Festival – Vendor Fair

The Frozen River Film Festival is now accepting reservations for vendors to participate in the vendor fair during the film festival. Two options are available: $20 – vendor table for all day Sunday, February 11, 2018 $25 – vendor table for all day Sunday plus Saturday evening (set up at 7pm to reach the evening…

3rd Annual MCA Free-4-All and Winter Open House

Saturday | January 6 | 10:00am – 2:45pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W. 10th St. | Winona Have you been waiting for just the right time to check out one of our classes? The wait is over – MCA is having a FREE-4-ALL… a day of free classes for the whole family! This…

Laureate Writers Series – January 2018

Tuesday | January 2 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House For the January Laureate Writers Series, poet and prose writer Adam Binash will read from his book Left Over From a Cake Walk. The reading will take place at the Blue Heron Coffee House and will be introduced by Associate Poet Laureate Nicholle Ramsey. After…

Theatre du Mississippi Auditions

Thursday | January 4 | 7:00-9:00pm Monday | January 8 | 7:00-9:00pm TdM Offices | Masonic Theatre 255 Main St. | Winona Theatre du Mississippi is seeking 4-10 actors for a night of ten-minute comedies. To reach the TdM Offices, use the side entrance with the maroon awning and take the stairs or elevator to…

Landscape Wildlife of the Upper Midwest Exhibit

Imagine fall and winter landscapes in the heart of the Upper Midwest. Now, imagine those landscapes with deer, cardinals, and other wildlife. These are the paintings that you’ll find done by local Winonan and acrylic painter, Daryl Anderson. Anderson’s art will be on display at the Winona Public Library from December 5th to December 29th….

Winona Symphony Orchestra Awarded SEMAC Grant for 2018 Children’s Concert

The Winona Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $10,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for its 2018 Children’s Concert for Winona area 3rd and 4th graders. Thanks to this generous grant, two free performances of the 2018 Children’s Concert will be presented on the morning of Tuesday, February 13…

TdM’s Christmas Radio Show

Friday | December 15th | 7:30-9:30pm Saturday | December 16th | 7:30-9:30pm Sunday | December 17th | 2:00-4:00pm Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre 450 Johnson St. | Winona (Performing Arts Center, Winona State University) Join us for the 6th Annual Christmas Radio Show! This year’s radio show will be set in 1968! Written and…

Laureate Writers Series – December 2017

Tuesday | December 5th | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House For the December Laureate Writers Series, Toby Thompson will read from his recent creative nonfiction. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open mic. The theme for the open mic is “family.” Toby Thompson is the author of five books of…

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