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.

Full House for Winona Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concert

In 1907 the Musical Literacy Society in Winona offered a young violinist and music teacher the opportunity to be the founding conductor of a brand new orchestra. Much like today, Winona was a thriving arts community and it was excited to expand into the area of live symphonic music. Carl Ruggles went on to achieve…

Julia Crozier – One Woman Exhibit

March 4 – April 29, 2016 Performing Arts Center Lobby Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Julia Crozier grew up in Minnesota in a family of artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Her father is a professional artist, and that had a profound effect on the direction her life took. She learned to paint outdoors with watercolors…

GRSF Spring Design Preview

Great River Shakespeare Festival invites the public to the Spring Design Preview on Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Winona County History Center to hear exciting announcements about casting, design and more for Season 13. Each spring, Great River Shakespeare Festival’s design and production team gathers in Winona to prepare for the upcoming…

Shakespeare in the Schools

Great River Shakespeare Festival is pleased to partner with five area schools to offer Shakespeare in the Schools to local students. The Winona Senior High School’s performance of The Winter’s Tale will be on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at WSHS. This year, Great River Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists Stephanie Lambourn and Jess Shoemaker…

Mn Artists Workshop – Winona

Here is an opportunity to learn more about art and the digital world. Mn Artists, WSU, River Arts Alliance, and the Winona Arts Center are sponsoring this free workshop, You must register to participate. Go to mnartists.org/event/mn-artists-workshop-winona for more information. Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 pm Winona Historical Society 160 Johnson Street Winona, Mn 55987 Mn…

Loss, Healing & Acceptance

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016 — 3:00 PM Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St | Winona MN 55987 Bach composed over 200 sung and orchestrated multi-movement settings called Cantatas. Drawing on scripture, poetry, and prose, and intended as commentary on the Gospel & Sermon, most cantatas were performed in worship. Expressing these universal themes,…

Workshop: Hinged-Lid Box

Saturday, March 5 | 1–4:30 p.m. Winona Arts Center | $35 + $10 supply fee Learn how to make a decorative and functional box with a hinged lid for storing your treasures or giving as a gift. Our boxes will be made of sturdy book board and covered in a combination of book cloth and…

Winona Life Drawing Group Exhibit: “That Tuesday Thing” 

Students of the challenging and time-honored art of drawing from the live model will be exhibiting their work in March at the Midwest Music Store, 168 E. Third Street, from March 1, thru March 31, with an opening reception Thursday March 3, from 5-7 p.m. Artists and attendees at the Tuesday evening gatherings at St….

Upcoming Events at the Mid West Music Store

February 10th | Craft Night | 4pm-7pm February 13th | Twin Cities Bluesy Folk Ginger Bones, with electro-pop artists Gold Night Gold Dust, and Winona’s The Fraymakers | 7pm February 17th | Poetry Slam | 7pm February 26th | Corey Koehler and Corey Weisenberger | 7pm February 27th | Joel Ward | 6:30pm March 2nd…

Riverway Learning Community Artist Showcase

Galleria Valéncia at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 10th and Vila streets, is filled with a variety of vibrant and unique pieces of artwork created by Pre-K- 6th grade students from Riverway Learning Community of Winona, MN. When asked to explain a bit about the exhibit, Art Instructor Brianna Haupt stated: “Our artists in…