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.

A Page in History: Céilí Dancing with Caladh Nua

Wednesday | March 15 | 3:00-4:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. The Page Series presents a special Page in History event at the Winona County History Center with Caladh Nua! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Céilí Dancing (group dances). Caladh Nua will teach popular 2, 3, and 4-person…

Laureate Writers Series – March 2017

Jim Armstrong to Present “Works In Progress” At 7pm on Tuesday, March 7th, Jim Armstrong will read from his latest poetry and perform some of the songs he is writing for a SEMAC-funded project about his grandfather.  The audience will get an inside look at the creative process. The presentation will take place at the…

Opening Reception for “Honoring the Land” painting exhibit Julie Johnston

Friday | March 3 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Page Theatre Lobby Opening Reception Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4pm-6pm for Honoring the Land exhibit. Page Theatre, St. Mary’s University, 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN. Julie Johnston is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit…

Off the Page: Siama’s Congo Roots at East Recreation Center

Thursday | February 23 | 6:30pm | East Recreation Center Siama’s Congo Roots performs a FREE “Off the Page” concert at East Recreation Center is an acoustic quartet with a traditional Congolese feel-good sound. Siama’s masterful, intricate guitar work and spirited vocals are complemented by Dallas Johnson on harmonies and thumb piano (likembe), Brian Van…

Layne Yost • Tribute To The Music of John Denver

Saturday | February 25 | 1:30pm and 7:00pm | Winona Arts Center The Winona Arts Center presents two concerts by Layne Yost dedicated to the music of John Denver on Saturday, February 25. A matinee at 1:30-3:30pm, and evening concert at 7:00pm are available for this very delightful concert. Yost’s “Tribute to the Music of…

Bookbinding Workshop: Sewn Boards Book

Instructor: Jill Krase | Saturday | March 18 | 12:30pm–4pm This workshop is your chance to learn how to make a versatile hard cover book. Everyone will take home a finished but blank book that you can then have fun filling with watercolor paintings, drawings, creative writing, journal, photos, etc. Choose from a variety of…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Somsen Hall | Harriet Johnson Auditorium Winona State University In 2016, the Winona Symphony Orchestra revived their tradition of offering special concerts for children. Area elementary students were treated to stories told by the orchestra and narrator. Due to the overwhelming response, there will be…

Dancescape 2017

February 16, 17 and 18 | 7:30pm Performing Arts Center Vivian Fusillo Theatre | Winona State University See original choreography by three guest artists, artistic director Gretchen Cohenour, and nine student artists. Always a beautiful evening celebrating dance and movement. Only $12 for adults and $6 for all students. Order tickets at www.WSUArtsTickets.com WSU Arts…

Eric Brisson Piano Recital

Eric Brisson, professor in the Department of Music at Winona State University, will present a piano recital on Tuesday, Feb.14 at 7:30pm in the Recital Hall of WSU’s Performing Arts Center (free admission). The program will consist of early works by Claude Debussy, including, among others, the Arabesques, the Nocturne, the Ballade, the Valse Romantique…

Winona County History Center Open House

Sunday Feb. 12, noon to 4 p.m. Join in the fun at the Winona County History Center's Annual Open House! As a thank you for loving your local history, the History Center will be open for a fun filled free afternoon. Create a Victorian Valentine. Get a peek into the artifact storage areas with a…