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Amanda Grace Record Release Social Hour

Thursday | June 21 | 7-9pm
The Outpost | 119 E 3rd St

Amanda was invited to New York in April to record in studio at Leesta Vall Recordings. Learn more about her experience, hear a few of the songs, and enjoy a community gathering at The Outpost in downtown Winona. Each performance was cut live in realtime on a vintage record cutting lathe, making each recording unique from modern vinyl recordings. Appetizers and refreshments provided.

Amanda Grace and the Outpost are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Jazz Musicians Play for Kids with A-T

Tuesday | March 13 | 7pm First Congregational Church of Winona 161 W. Broadway St. | Johnson St. Entrance The First Congregational Church of Winona, UCC, welcomes St. Mary’s University musicians who’ll perform a FREE jazz concert at Café Congo, the church’s transformed fellowship room and lively performance venue for student musicians. Eric Heukeshoven along… Continue Reading

Artist Exhibit Opportunity

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is looking for local artists who might interested in displaying their work in Galleria Valencia for a month during June 2018- May 2019. Galleria Valencia is located inside MCA’s home, the Valenica Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN 55987. There is no charge to the artist… Continue Reading

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Explore the art and scenery of southeastern Minnesota during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, Friday April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. The self-guided tour features more than 25 artist locations in Southeastern Minnesota. Visitors can see artists at work, and shop for ceramics, turned wood, clay, fiber, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Hours are… Continue Reading

MCA’s Spring Concert

MCA’s Dance Repertory Company’s annual spring concert, Words in Motion will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre. For more than four decades, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC) has delighted the Winona community with quality dance productions, featuring local dancers in classical and contemporary works.… Continue Reading

Bernadette Mahfood, Rest in Peace

By now, I’m sure most of you have learned that Bernadette Mahfood has passed away. I have been struggling to find words worthy of this talented woman’s life and career. Bernadette was a force that helped to transform the arts community in Winona; she was my friend and coconspirator/founding mother of River Arts Alliance. Many… Continue Reading


Once the students and faculty at Winona State are settled into the new fall routine, with the brisk winds stirring the leaves up and down the campus, the university’s cultural events begin in earnest. We welcome the larger community to our performing arts, visual arts, and eclectic speaker series events. Hopefully parking and logistics won’t… Continue Reading