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.

“The Year of the New” at MMAM

2013 is “The Year of the New” at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona, and it is about to reach its crest! Here is a little summary of an exciting, transformational season at your art museum: Thanks to a tremendous team of Museum leadership and designers, the MMAM has a new visual identity, resulting…

Family Art Day Extravaganza

The River Arts Alliance and Winona Parks & Rec are happy to announce the sixth year of the FAMILY ART DAY Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 7, 10am to 2:30pm at JAYCEE PAVILION, Lake Park. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts…

WSUartsUpdate

Once the students and faculty at Winona State are settled into the new fall routine, with the brisk winds stirring the leaves up and down the campus, the university’s cultural events begin in earnest. We welcome the larger community to our performing arts, visual arts, and eclectic speaker series events. Hopefully parking and logistics won’t…

Winona Art Walk

The 11th annual Winona Art Walk (formerly Christmas Art Walk) will be held 9am – 5pm, Saturday, November 19. For the second year the Art Walk is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Here’s a chance to support the local economy and over 30 regional artists who make glass, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, carvings, wood, textiles, photography, baskets,…

Minnesota Arts Lovers Alert

Heads up artist and arts lovers.  MPR just reported that some Minnesota republicans are wanting to take the cultural legacy part of the amendment (Monies) to build a Vikings stadium.  Treachery!  Treachery!

Hudson River Valley Autumn

The weather has taken a turn.  It’s cool today.  Autumn is blowing through the leaves the the Azure maple tree in the front yard.   Although the landscape is still green it feels different looking out at the neighborhood. As I sit here watching the children get off the bus and walking up the hill…

Setting Prices for Artwork

Recently there was a post in a forum asking for advice on setting a price for artwork: “I need some pricing help! How do you guys price your art to sell? … I don’t want to become another artist who charges a fortune and no one buys anything. HELP! How do you guys charge for…

GRSF Concerts on the Green need our help

Over the past 7 years you have probably been among the hundreds of people who have sat under the trees, enjoying food, friendship and music at the free Great River Shakespeare Festival Prelude Concerts and are looking forward to a similar experience this summer.  The Theatre du Mississippi Music Committee has been busy planning this…

April meeting minutes

During our April meeting, we announced our first Board of Directors: Andy Maus, Director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum Tina Anderson, Director, Winona Community Foundation Josi Severson, artist and businesswoman Pete Kleinschmidt, Kleinschmidt Surveying and website guru Mary Singer, artist and teacher Bernadette Mahfood, artist and Business Director, Frozen River Film Festival Vicki Englich, Winona State University…

Art in the Windows

Hi everyone! I am in charge of putting art done by area artists in the empty store windows downtown. We will be filling the spaces agan soon so if you are interested just let me know at msingart@hbci.com . The rules are you arrange for the date and time to bring your art downtown and…