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.

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…

Gathering Moss: A Slow Look at the Close at Hand

“a rolling stone gathers no moss” (an old proverb) An Art exhibit by Diane Crane and Lynne Burgess October 5 through November 18 • Winona Arts Center RECEPTION: Sunday, October 9, from 3-5 pm www.facebook.com/WinonaArtsCenter/events Diane Crane and Lynne Burgess are old friends who share a deep connection to the places in which they live….

16th Annual Winona Art Walk and Tour

Saturday | November 19 | 10am–4pm For the first time this year, the Winona Art Walk & Tour will be a project of the River Arts Alliance. This year there are ten locations on the tour and each will offer something unique for shoppers. Visit the Winona Art Walk and Tour 2016 page for complete…

Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk

Winona County Historical Society’s Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk Held Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Noon – 3 p.m. Sponsored by Merchants Bank. Groups are formed at the gate and leave every 10 minutes between Noon and 3 p.m. for about a two hour experience to meet folks…

Belle & Sebastian – Winona Film Society at Winona Arts Center

Directed by Nicolas Vanier, 2013 Adventure, Family. 1 hour 44 minutes. Tickets $5 – Begins at 7pm Bring your own treat & beverage In 1943, in the French Alps, the orphan Sébastien lives in a small village with his grandfather César, who is a shepherd, and his aunt Angélina, who is a baker. Sébastien misses…