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.

Laureate Writers Series – November 2016

On Tuesday, November 1st, essayist and travel writer John Hildebrand will read from his recent work as part of the Laureate Writers Series at The Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W. 2nd St., Winona at 7pm. The event is open to the public. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open…

Throwing Watercolor Into Your Paintings

with Kathy Kovala October 28, 29 & 30th Valencia Center Winona Wondering how to get the effects of throwing paint to make foliage, trees, and flowers? Come to Winona and the Valencia Center and learn! We will be starting out with smaller pieces to get the effect, then moving on to larger paintings as the…

Frozen River Film Festival presents Peter Yarrow

Join FRFF & MBY Productions for a special concert by five time Grammy Award Winner, Peter Yarrow, with guitarist and composer, Dean Magraw.

Spamalot at WSU

The Department of Theatre & Dance (THAD) at Winona State University (WSU) will present Spamalot –  the award-winning musical with book and lyrics by Eric Idle at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Vivian Fusillo Mainstage Theatre at the Performing Arts Center. Spamalot, a musical comedy based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” playfully…

Sowah Mensah: Drumming and Music of Ghana

The Winona State University Department of Music will host the third concert of the International Music Series featuring Sowah Mensah: Drumming and Music of Ghana at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 13th, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Sowah Mensah, ethnomusicologist, composer and Master Drummer from Ghana, West Africa is currently a Professor of Music…

Fleeting Impressions Exhibit: Cathy Missaghi

Meet the artist Cathy Missaghi at her reception on Saturday Oct 15th, 2-4 pm in the lobby of the Page Theatre Performance Center. Fleeting Impressions Exhibit: An exploration of rust printing on textile, paper and board, using oils, encaustic, embroidery and collage. Cathy has shown at The Winona Art Walk and Island City Gallery in…

October Art Schmooze

Tuesday • October 25 • 5:00–7:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree, the new Executive Director at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will briefly talk about her tenure in the art museum world and what she loves most about art history, in which she has both an MA and BA. We will have a social…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Introduces New Concertmaster

The Winona Symphony Orchestra is excited to introduce their new concertmaster: Julia Kirk. Julia Kirk is a nineteen year old violinist, violist, and pianist from Jackson, Mississippi. She started playing violin, her primary instrument, when she was five years old. Her professors have included Vince Massimino, the assistant concertmaster of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Rachel…

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour – Call for Entries

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is accepting applications for artists interested in participating in the 2017 tour to be held April 28-30. Now in it’s 17th year, this juried event is a fun kick off to the summer art festival season. New for 2017 is an Emerging Arts category where one artist just starting to…