River Arts Alliance supports and celebrates regional arts and culture by organizing educational programs, community events, and public art projects while promoting opportunities for artists and facilitating collaborations between organizations in the Winona region.

Family Art Day – Call for Volunteers

Saturday | September 7 | 8:00am-2:30pm Jaycee Pavilion | East Lake Winona Volunteers are needed for Family Art Day. Help is needed with set up starting at 8am and tear down after the event ends at 2pm. Artists will need assistance from 10am-2pm, the hours of the event. Other opportunities include putting up signs and…

Member Spotlight: Anna VanDemark

Anna VanDemark grew up in a family of artists and trained as a classical painter at Atelier Lack, Minneapolis, MN. She has worked in a variety of mediums over the years garnering awards at national exhibitions. But, it is with digital photography that Anna has found the perfect medium to capture life’s fleeting moments and…

Back to School Jazz Jam

Sunday | August 25 | 5:30-8:30pm Island City Brewing Company | 65 E Front St As summer winds down and students get ready for school, H3O Jazz Trio invites everyone to the monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company. This month’s jam is in Island City’s beer garden just outside the taproom. If the…

Organ Recital by freewill donation

Saturday | August 24 | 4:00-5:00pm First Congregational Church | 161 West Broadway St Albert Lea organists Rev. Matthew Lehman and Gail Thurnau will be performing on the world-class Casavant pipe organ in the last of our summer recital series. Admission is by freewill donation. A reception will follow the recital. Doors open at 3:30….

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts: Fall Open House

Saturday | August 24 | 10:00am-12:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard (10th) St. mca.smumn.edu Want to know more about Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and what we are all about? Come to MCA’s Fall Open House to find out more. While you are here, you will be able to meet…

Winona All Call Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Friday | August 23 | 5:00-6:30pm Exhibition: August 23 – September 12 Watkins Gallery | Winona State University www.winona-all-call.com/about This exhibition, created by renowned activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke, features work by both local and national artists depicting First Daughters and Native women. The exhibition is in conjunction with Winona All Call, a…

WSO Summer Social

Sunday | August 18 | 1:00-4:00pm Elmaro Vineyard | N14756 Delaney Rd | Trempealeau, WI elmarovineyard.com Winona Symphony Orchestra invites community members to the Fifth Annual Summer Social. This event kicks off the Symphony’s 2019-2020 season and will feature a SILENT AUCTION (new this year), live music, and artwork by area artists. Elmaro Vineyard will…

2019 Winona Art Walk – Call for Artists

Winona Art Walk and Tour Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 10am – 4pm Winona area artists are invited to apply to participate in the 19th Annual Winona Art Walk & Tour. The deadline to submit both the application and sample photos of your work is September 15, 2019. Click here for complete details or…

Cuba Delegation Presentation

Tuesday | August 20 | 6:30-8:00pm Paperback and Pieces | 429 Mankato Avenue www.paperbacksandpieces.com Eric Nelson and Debi Niebuhr will give a brief presentation about their 2018 delegation to Cuba and then open up to Q&A about the upcoming delegation Feb 28–March 8, 2020. Debi Niebuhr is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To…

New Opportunities through the Winona Fine Arts Commission

Winona Fine Arts Commission Grants The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program has launched with an immediate call for submissions. The FAC will be awarding grants to create art about or inspired by our fair city. All creative, visual, or performing artists who are Winona residents (or are enrolled as a full-time student at…

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