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.

Swell: Paintings by Beau Carey

August 21 – September 13 Watkins Gallery | Winona State University Artist talk | August 30th | 4–5pm | Stark Hall, room 103 Reception with the artist at the Watkins Gallery | August 30th | 5-6pm Beau Carey will present a series of oil paintings that contribute to the rich dialogue of plein air painting…

AUDITIONS for Dance Repertory Company II, “MOVIE MANIA”

Saturday | August 26 | 10:00am-12:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 West Howard (10th) Street This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and a special all-boys piece inspired by the big screen. Dancers aged 6-13 with at least one session of dance class under their belt are invited to…

MCA Fall Open House & Art Giveaway

Wednesday | August 23 | 4:00-7:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 West Howard (10th) Street Meet MCA faculty, Second Chance Dance Sale, shoe fittings, register for classes, play on our 8-foot floor piano, coloring contest, win prizes and enjoy treats. From 4:30-6;30pm, explore “Echos”, an art exhibit, in Galleria Valéncia by Dan Eastman and…

Café Congo presents “Summer Winds”

Tuesday | August 22 | 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Winona 161 W. Broadway St. | Johnson St. Entrance Free Admission Join us for a “last blast of summer” evening with beautiful woodwind music featuring some of Winona’s best known wind instrumentalists: Flutistry Trio (Janet Heukeshoven, Heidi Bryant & Amanda Wenzel) and Clarinotables (Frank &…

Second Saturday at Winona Visitor Center

Saturday | August 12 | Noon-2pm Winona Visitor Center | 924 Huff St Stop into the Winona Visitor Center for the first "Second Saturday" celebration! The Color Winona themed event will include coloring contests for children and adults with prizes. Coloring book artists Julie Johnston, Julia Crozier, and Toni Ambrosen will be signing, and there…

Book Launch for Nicholle Ramsey

Tuesday | August 8 | 7-9pm Ed’s No-Name Bar There will be a book launch and celebration for Nicholle Ramsey’s new chapbook, love, around 1am. Nicholle Ramsey is Winona’s Associate Poet Laureate. The City of Winona is a partner of the River Arts Alliance.  

Abstract Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit at Winona Public Library

Artist Lisa Truax has created abstract ceramic sculptures inspired by outdoor landscapes. Her works use local and recycled materials as well as the transformative power of the kiln. The exhibit will be on display in the Winona Public Library’s Bell Art Room from August 2nd to August 30th. Additionally, Truax will give a talk on…

Laureate Writers Series – August 2017

Tuesday | August 1 | 7pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Poet and scholar Rob Hardy will read from his new book, Domestication: Collected Poems, 1996-2016, as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open mic. The event is sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of the…

Inspired! The July Schmooze

Saturday | July 29 | 2:00 to 3:30pm Wanek Hall | Winona County History Center RAA partners with the Art of Fine Furniture to present the July Schmooze: a panel discussion entitled "Inspired!" featuring Craig Johnson, Mark Laub, Linda Sue Eastman, David Lane and moderated by Jamie Schell. RAA invites you to participate in this…

GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Awards Ceremony

Saturday | July 29 | 11:00am Stark Hall 103 | Winona State University Another Sonnet Contest Season will come to a close when we gather to hear this year’s winning sonnets read by members of the Great River Shakespeare Festival company. Coffee and snacks will be offered at 10:30am, along with music by Flutistry. The…

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