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.

Merry Mural Making

Saturday | June 24 | 10am-2pm Saturday | July 1 | 10am-2pm Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter West Lake Winona Everyone is welcome to come and paint! The murals will be part of the permanent HBC Fence Art Project. Questions? Call Julia Crozier at 507-474-6879 or email crozier.julia@gmail.com. This activity is made possible by the voters…

McCullough to read at final Third Wednesday, Plainview

Wednesday | June 21 | 7:00pm Common Sense Development 412 W. Broadway | Plainview, MN Please join the Rural America Writers’ Center’s final Third Wednesday in a series that has continued for over a decade. This special event will feature long time contributing author and Winona’s Poet Laureate, Ken McCullough. A Q & A session…

The Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit and Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday | June 17 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. Celebrate and visit with the artists at the opening reception for the 5th annual Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit. Plan your visit at theartoffinefurniture.com or winonahistory.org. Refreshments will be served with a cash bar. Exhibit: June…

Swing, Inc. Plays the Classics from the Swing Era

Tuesday | June 13 | 7:00pm Peace Plaza | Downtown Rochester Swing, Inc. has been performing throughout the southeastern Minnesota region for nearly 20 years. They are currently in their seventh year of performing swing, ballads and Latin dance selections at Signatures Restaurant in Winona. The quintet is made up of some of the best…

Joy Davis Ripley Photography at Artspire

Art Fair and Show Saturday | June 10 | 10am – 5pm The Pumphouse 119 King St | La Crosse, Wi Be sure to visit Joy’s booth! Visit her RAA page to learn more about her art. Artspire is an all-inclusive and free event that attracts, engages and connects our diverse community through meaningful arts…

Laureate Writers Series – June 2017

Poet Roberta Hill to Read at the “First Tuesday” Series Poet and scholar Roberta Hill will read from her poetry on Tuesday, June 6th at 7 PM. The reading will take place at the Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W.2nd St. Winona. The event is open to the public, is free of charge and will…

Ohio River Blues

Friday | May 19 | 7:30 – 8:30pm Minnesota Marine Arts Museum An evening of songs and poems inspired by the hard-scrabble life of sharecroppers and factory workers in the Ohio River Valley during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Jim Armstrong has taken the story of his grandfather and put it to…

Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert

Sunday | May 21 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St Come enjoy an afternoon of music featuring the King of Instruments for the Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert. Performers include Winona organists Erik Floan, Larry Finke, Eric Heukeshoven; Janet Heukeshoven on flute; and special guests John Varona of…

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Sunday | May 21 | 7pm – 8pm | Page Theatre Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity celebrate right here in Winona! Beginning through Advanced tappers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be highlighted in this free performance…

SHIFT~ a performance salon

With dance artist Sharon Mansur, and guest artist, vocalist Nicolle Jensen. Saturday | May 20 | 7pm Infinity Yoga Studio | 119 W 3rd St | Winona A cozy evening of dance and music performance, lively conversation, and tasty snacks. $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed. www.infinitywinona.com/special-events.html; www.facebook.com/events/354373574964548/ About Sharon: Sharon loves…