Category Archives: Local Arts

MMAM: Second Saturday – Gardens

Saturday | June 8 | 10:00am-5:00pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Join the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for the June Second Saturday, featuring $1 admission and special themed activities based on June’s theme, ‘Gardens’!

Our tours for the day include MMAM highlights tours, which will introduce you to pieces from our permanent collection, and a ‘Looking at Landscapes’ tour with MMAM Curator of Education, Heather Casper, on which you will discover how the French Impressionists and the artists of the Hudson River School saw and painted landscapes differently. Get outside and explore MMAM’s American prairie style gardens with a special walking tour.

Artist Julie Johnston will be taking inspiration from artworks within the museum, to create beautiful floral arrangements throughout the day. There will also be live music in the galleries, everyone’s favorite search-and-find game Bingo Overboard!, and new, exciting art activities for all ages.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Sponsored by: Program Sponsor: WNB Financial Media Sponsor: The Water Main Minnesota Public Radio Bingo Overboard Sponsor: Farmers Insurance – Doug Troke Agency

Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Bluff Country Studio Art Tour 2019

Friday | April 26 | 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday | April 27 | 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday | April 28 | 10:00am-6:00pm Be sure to check out Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, 2019, an annual spring tradition! Experience the diverse talent of so many southeast Minnesota artists, many of whom are River Arts Alliance members! Details at the… Continue Reading

Call for Submissions for the Annual RAA Member Exhibition

All current members are invited to submit artwork for the 2019 RAA Member Exhibition, June 15 – September 2, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. Due to space limitations, each member can show only one work this year. Please fill out the registration form by June 8 for inclusion in this show. Please review all conditions and details… Continue Reading

Frozen River Film Festival Art Competition

Frozen River Film Festival has announced that they are holding a contest to select artwork to appear on the admission badges for the 2020 film festival. The contest will offer cash prizes in multiple categories. Interested parties are invited to submit work that creatively highlight different aspects of Winona. Artists are recommended to select one… Continue Reading

RAA Member of the Month: Frozen River Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival celebrates their 14th Season this year with over 80 films showing in Winona beginning February 6th and continuing through February 10th in various locations throughout the city. With the theme “Resilience” FRFF continues their tradition of presenting quality films from around the world. Many films, such as “The Interpreters” and… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Free Ink

Saturday | February 2 | 10:00am-2:00pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E. 5th St. The Winona Arts Center Print Studio, “RiverBed Press” will hold a free monotype workshop with a Valentine’s theme on Saturday, February 2 from 10am-2:00pm. No prior printmaking experience necessary. Come try your hand working with the monotype — a painterly… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading