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.

Bookbinding Workshop: Sewn Boards Book

Instructor: Jill Krase | Saturday | March 18 | 12:30pm–4pm This workshop is your chance to learn how to make a versatile hard cover book. Everyone will take home a finished but blank book that you can then have fun filling with watercolor paintings, drawings, creative writing, journal, photos, etc. Choose from a variety of…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Somsen Hall | Harriet Johnson Auditorium Winona State University In 2016, the Winona Symphony Orchestra revived their tradition of offering special concerts for children. Area elementary students were treated to stories told by the orchestra and narrator. Due to the overwhelming response, there will be…

Dancescape 2017

February 16, 17 and 18 | 7:30pm Performing Arts Center Vivian Fusillo Theatre | Winona State University See original choreography by three guest artists, artistic director Gretchen Cohenour, and nine student artists. Always a beautiful evening celebrating dance and movement. Only $12 for adults and $6 for all students. Order tickets at www.WSUArtsTickets.com WSU Arts…

Eric Brisson Piano Recital

Eric Brisson, professor in the Department of Music at Winona State University, will present a piano recital on Tuesday, Feb.14 at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall of WSU’s Performing Arts Center (free admission). The program will consist of early works by Claude Debussy, including, among others, the Arabesques, the Nocturne, the Ballade, the Valse Romantique…

Winona County History Center Open House

Sunday Feb. 12, noon to 4 p.m. Join in the fun at the Winona County History Center's Annual Open House! As a thank you for loving your local history, the History Center will be open for a fun filled free afternoon. Create a Victorian Valentine. Get a peek into the artifact storage areas with a…

Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday – Feb. 8, 2017 – 6:30pm-7:30pm Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic Written and directed by Hugo Bélanger Translated by Maureen Labonté A production of Tout à Trac Alice refuses to do her schoolwork. She prefers to play and daydream in her father’s study where she stumbles across a strange rabbit that nibbles on books….

Famous Paintings and Sculpture Art History for Kids 7-11

Winona Arts Center – 228 E 5th St – Winona Famous Paintings and Sculpture Art History classes meet every Friday, 3-5pm, in February and March. February sessions will explore famous paintings through lecture, discussion, and activities. March sessions will explore famous sculpture through lecture, discussion, and activities. Email WinonaArtsCenter@gmail.com for complete details. The Winona Arts…

Laureate Writers Series – February 2017

James Schoen will be the featured guest for the Laureate Writers Series held Tuesday February 7 at the Blue Heron Coffee. Schoen will introduce his new book Night Work to the public. The book, worked on for several years, represents the fulfillment of a quiet career he has pursued while working as a bus driver…

Gathering at the Library: Alice in Wonderland

Saturday – Feb. 4, 2017 – 12pm-1pm Come listen to a special story time reading of Alice in Wonderland, then explore your favorite characters as you create your own crafts inspired by the story. You’ll also have a chance to win tickets to the performance of Alice in Wonderland at the Page Theatre on February…

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: A Photography Exhibit at Winona Public Library

When Home Won’t Let You Stay is a poignant photography exhibition about refugees in Minnesota by documentary photographer James A. Bowey. It provides a new perspective on the often hidden lives and compelling experiences of refugees in our communities. The exhibit consists of contemporary color portraits accompanied by first-person stories highlighting the plight and resiliency…