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.

Bard. Beer. Birthday.

Great River Shakespeare Festival invites the public to join them on Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Island City Brewing Company, located at 65 E. Front St., Winona. The event will feature recognition of the Friends of Will (GRSF’s volunteers), a taste of Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson’s TED Talk, live music, refreshments, and…

Theatre du Mississippi: Original Shorts

Staged readings of the winners of the 2017 New One–Act Play Competition! A Field Guide to the Extinct Birds by David Guaspari, directed by Peggy Sannerud Mountain Life by Stanley Toledo, directed by Daryl Lanz Primordial Soup by Dan Borengasser, directed by Samantha Heaver The Prisoner by Jim Lucason, directed by Jess Clarke April 22,…

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…

Deeply Rooted Dance: Celebrating our Connections

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company (DRC) will present the 43rd Annual Spring Dance Concert, Deeply Rooted Dance: Celebrating our Connections, April 21 (7:30pm) and 22 (3:00pm) at the Page Theatre on the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Campus. This year’s concert will explore our connections to family, to environment, to community, and to our world. Suitable…

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…

Julia Crozier: Art at the Commonweal

Julia Crozier has an exhibit of five paintings for the five plays that Commonweal is producing for the 2017 season. These paintings were created specifically for the plays and have a range of styles and mediums. They will be displayed at the Commonweal (208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro) until the season is over in December….

John Latsch DVD Release Party

“John Latsch: The Man and His River” DVD Release Party Tuesday | April 11 | 7:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. There will be a free showing of the film, live music by Mike Munson, drawings for free merchandise and DVD’s and Blu-Rays for purchase. The Winona County Historical Society and Mary…

GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Kick-Off Event

In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the SONNET CONTEST KICK-OFF event will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Winona, Minnesota, at 7:00 pm, at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse (162 W. 2nd Street). The event will feature presentations by Winona’s Past and Present Poets Laureate, perhaps a “Speed Sonnet” contest, snacks, door…

Ragamala Dance Company

Saturday | April 8 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights | Winona, MN The 30th annual Page Series concludes April 8 with Ragamala Dance Company performing their signature work, Sacred Earth, with live music. Leading up to the performance, the company will offer several free residency activities in which community members can learn…

Poetry Triple Header – Tuesday, April 4

Reading By Mark Wunderlich, Installation Of Poet Laureate And Associate Laureate, Followed By Student Reading At Blue Heron. At 5pm on Tuesday April 4, Mark Wunderlich will give a reading of his work at WSU’s Krueger Library, Mr. Wunderlich was born in Winona and grew up near Fountain City. He is the author of three…