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.

Jazz Jam at Island City

Sunday | January 20 | 6:30-9:30pm Island City Brewing | 65 E Front St. islandcitybrew.com Jazz Jam is an Open Mic night … for jazz! Whether you play an instrument or sing, the Jazz Jam is a chance for anyone to sit in with a professional rhythm section. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to perform…

The Cedar Tree Project: Za’atar Panel Discussion

Arab American Women’s Identities and Activism through Performance Wednesday | January 16 | 5:30-7:00pm Winona State University | Science Laboratory Center 120 pagetheatre.org/#event|the-cedar-tree-project-zaatar-panel-discussion|5937 A panel discussion featuring Arab American dance artists Leila Awadallah (Minneapolis, MN), Sharon Mansur (Winona, MN), Leyya Mona Tawil (Oakland, CA) in advance of the January 18 performance of Za’atar at the…

Third Thursday Song Circle

Thursday | January 17 | 7:00-8:30pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St facebook.com/WinonaArtsCenter The Winona Arts Center will hold its monthly community Song Circle on Thursday, January 17 (details above). All are welcome to this group participation, community singing experience. Songs are chosen by group suggestions from the book “Rise Up Singing”, which…

The Cedar Tree Project: Za’atar

Friday | January 18 | 7:30-9:00pm Valéncia Arts Center | 1164 W. Howard St. page.smumn.edu/project/the-cedar-tree-project-zaatar/ Named for a blend of Middle Eastern spices, Za’atar is an evening featuring three dynamic, female, Arab American, contemporary artists: Leila Awadallah, Sharon Mansur, and Leyya Tawil. Each utilizes interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to create evocative dance/performance/visual environments while addressing…

Art Show: A Sense of Place, A Private View, and Something More…

Artist Talk: Wednesday | January 30 | 1:00pm Exhibit: Months of January and February Friendship Center | 251 Main St. | Winona, MN www.janiceekirk.com Janice E. Kirk’s Art Show, A sense of place, a private view, and something more…, will feature the watercolor paintings that illustrate Jan’s book, The Road to Beaver Park, Painting, Perception,…

Laureate Writers Series – January 2019

Poet Dan Dietrich Tuesday | January 8 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Dan Dietrich will read from his first book of poetry, Homestead. This reading is part of “First Tuesday,” the Laureate Writers Series, and is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed by an open mic—open to anyone, veteran or…

Maker Meetup at The Garage

Wednesday | January 9 | 6:00-7:30pm The Garage Cowork Space | 123 Lafayette St. | Winona, MN facebook.com/events/339061070158243/ Open to any makers, artists, or creative entrepreneurs that are interested in networking with other creatives. Talk about projects you’re working on, make connections, collaborate on ideas, swap stories, or just talk shop. This is an opportunity…

MCA’s Annual Free-4-All & Winter Open House

Saturday | January 5 | 10:15am-2:45pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard St. mca.smumn.edu Have you been waiting for just the right time to check out one of our classes? The wait is now over, MCA is having a FREE-4-ALL … a day of free classes on Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2019 for…

RAA Member of the Month: Teresa Schumaker

Teresa Schumaker is a local potter who creates functional as well as decorative pottery. Since her retirement from teaching, Teresa has devoted her time to exploring new glazes and new pieces that have proven popularity. An early RAA member, she has volunteered on the planning committee for the annual Winona Art Walk as well as…

Christmas at the Piano

Thursday | December 20 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org Enjoy the season with a variety of Christmas carols and holiday tunes on the piano, performed by local pianists – Carol Lombard, Kathy Meunier and Judy Byom, Rhonda Adams and Margaret Kearns, Ron White, Roy Munderloh, Beth Sveen,…

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