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.

Riverway Learning Community Artist Showcase

Galleria Valéncia at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 10th and Vila streets, is filled with a variety of vibrant and unique pieces of artwork created by Pre-K- 6th grade students from Riverway Learning Community of Winona, MN. When asked to explain a bit about the exhibit, Art Instructor Brianna Haupt stated: “Our artists in…

Winona Post features HBC Fence Project

Check out the great article by Chris Rogers that shows the progress RAA is making on the HBC Fence in downtown Winona! Winona Post Article

Trees a Crowd – John Durfey Exhibit

John Durfey’s new exhibit, Trees a Crowd, starts Saturday, Feb. 6 and ends Feb. 28th, 2016 at the Red Horse Gallery, 116 S. Main St. in Fountain City, Wisconsin. It will include a few early works as well as recent ones. Using different media and techniques: pastel, spray paint, charcoal, acrylic, gold leaf, on paper,…

Anthropocene and Thousands of Poppies

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University Please join us for the Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Artist’s talk: February 10, 4-5pm in Science Lab Center 120 (corner of Winona and 7th Streets, northwest side of campus) Reception with the artists: February 10, 5-6pm at the Watkins Gallery (61 to Huff St and two blocks into campus…

HBC Fence Art Project Update

RAA member Julia Crozier sent us several photos showing the progress that she and her helpers have made on the HBC Fence Art Project. Be sure to check out the progress in person the next time you’re downtown. Read more about the project here: HBC Fence Art Project  

Stair Wars / Star Wars Accessibility Fundraiser at Winona Arts Center

The Winona community is invited to help solve the Stair Wars at the Winona Arts Center – lack of wheel chair accessibility to our Historic building with a Star Wars Classics themed fundraiser at the WAC on Saturday, January 30th from 2:15 pm-10:30 pm. Admission to this fundraising/awareness raising event is by donation to WAC’s Accessibility…

Winona Main Street – Artist Display Opportunity

Winona Main Street is offering an opportunity for area visual artists to display and sell their work in cooperation with local businesses through its Made in Winona initiative beginning in March, 2016. We are seeking visiual artists who would like to participate in this project. Click the image to download an application form that gives…

Four Poets for Poetry

WSU Arts Administration is a member of River Arts Alliance. Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, February 3, 5pm-6pm, Zach Carlsen, Sam Hovda, Marcia Ratliff, and Jim Armstrong will read their poetry in the Krueger Library’s Athenaeum space (2nd floor – south/bluff side). This event is free and open to the public. This activity is made…

Reading at the Book Shelf Marking 40 Years Since the Fall of Saigon

The Laureate Writers Series will present readings from the “Black April” issue of the Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine marking 40 years since the Fall of Saigon. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 9th* at 7pm at the Book Shelf, 162 W. 2nd St. and will be followed by an open mic. The…

GRSF and MMAM Host 3rd Annual Valentine’s Bash

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) are once again joining forces to host their Third Annual Valentine’s Bash on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The Valentine’s Bash is part of the Winter Carnival Weekend in Winona. “The Valentine’s Bash: For the Love of the…