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.

Beyond the Hedge: Plants and Spirituality with Amy Shea

Saturday | July 8 | 1:00-3:00pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN Take a journey with Master Herbalist Amy Shea, as she shares with you two of her passions in one topic, plants and spirituality. SUTRA global imports invites you to our new event space “RENDEZVOUS”, where local and global meet for…

GRSF Free Condensed Performances

GRSF will be offering two free condensed performances to be presented by the understudy cast: The Comedy of Errors Tuesday | July 4 | 5-6pm On the Green | Winona State University Richard III Tuesday | July 4 | 8-9pm Ed’s No Name Bar | 252 E 3rd St | Winona Free Outdoor Performance on…

On Hallowed Ground

Winona's Poet Laureate Ken McCullough composed a poem for the opening of the Member Exhibit. We are honored to share his beautiful verse. Photo courtesy of Al Mueller. ON HALLOWED GROUND The Artist must be the canary in the mine   the dove that returns to the ark   with the olive leaf in its beak The Artist…

Merry Mural Making Photos – 6/24/17

  Thanks to Anna VanDemark for photographing the adorable children who helped paint murals for the HBC Fence Project. If you missed the first Merry Mural Making day, then plan to join us: Saturday | July 1 | 10am-2pm Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter West Lake Winona Everyone is welcome to come and paint! The murals…

2017 RAA Member Exhibit Opening Photos

  Special thanks to Roger Boulay for installing the exhibit and to Al Mueller for capturing the Opening Reception for the 2nd Annual RAA Member Exhibit. With almost twice as many members participating this year, the gallery is a great representation of the talented artists, photographers, potters, and more that our community is proud to…

Book Launch /Author Reading

Tuesday | June 27 | 4:30-6:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Kathleen Peterson, writing under her family name of Kathleen Kenney, has published a novel set in Ireland with Doubleday. “Quiet and lyrical, Girl on the Leeside is a slim, beautiful debut about one woman taking her place in the world.” Shelf Awareness review. About Girl on…

WSO Arts Administration Position, Part-time

Winona Symphony Orchestra, Winona, MN (Approximately 15 hours/month) Job Description This part-time arts administrator position includes event promotion and fundraising support such as managing social media presence, tracking finances, hanging flyers, attending monthly meetings, and managing advertising. The Arts Administrator will work collaboratively and in close communication with the Music Director and the WSO Board….

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography with Janet Mootz

Thursday | June 29 | 6:00-7:30pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN Join us for a free workshop, just in time for summer travel! (PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is REQUIRED, because space is limited, even though the event is free. top-10-tips-travel-photography.eventbrite.com/ About the Instructor: Janet has been a professional photographer for 13 years….

Travel Inspired Writing with Amanda Zieba

June 22 | 6-8pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN “You know that invigorating feeling you have as you travel? The magic that comes with exploring some place new or returning to a safe haven? Amanda wants to help you use that power to fuel incredible storytelling.” —Amanda Zieba Join author Amanda…

River Arts Alliance’s 2nd Annual Member Exhibit and Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Friday | June 23 | 4-8pm | Light Refreshments Served Exhibit Hours: Fridays and Saturdays | June 23 – July 29 | 4-8pm The gallery will be open during Concerts on the Green and by appointment. This event is a partnership with the Winona State University Department of Art and Design and River…