River Arts Alliance supports and celebrates regional arts and culture by organizing educational programs, community events, and public art projects while promoting opportunities for artists and facilitating collaborations between organizations in the Winona region.

“Music Makes It Right” CD Release + Fundraiser

Saturday | May 18 | 10:30am Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St Join Amanda Grace and Winona Public Library for a public celebration of her second album for kids, “Music Makes It Right.” Fundraiser for the Winona Public Library; event to be held at Winona County Historical Center and all tickets proceeds will…

Mister James & Mister Jeff Correction

Please note: The time for the performance on Sunday is 1:00pm. Thursday | May 16 | 7:00pm Friday | May 17 | 7:00pm Saturday | May 18 | 7:00pm Sunday | May 19 | 1:00pm Masonic Theater | 251 Main St. facebook.com/Mister-James-Mister-Jeff-348492846011482/ What happens when two escaped slaves from the war-torn south find their separate…

Auditions for TdM’s Original Shorts production

Wednesday | May 15 | 6:00-8:00pm Thursday | May 16 | 6:00-8:00pm The Oaks Wine Bar | 75 W 3rd St Theatre du Mississippi seeks actors to audition for their 2019 production of “Original Shorts,” our celebration of new plays. Roles for adult actors of all kinds are available in three new short one-act plays,…

Senior Exhibition in the Watkins Gallery

Artist Talks: Wednesday | May 8 | 4:00-5:00pm WSU Science Lab Center | Room 120 Reception: Wednesday | May 1 | 5:00-6:00pm Watkins Gallery Exhibit: May 6-10 Check out the latest art exhibition in the Watkins Gallery created by six artists and designers, with subjects touching on their own roots and family. Participating Artists include:…

Film Screening: The Interpreters

Thursday | May 9 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona Arts Center | 28 E 5th St facebook.com/events/341773869791740/ The Interpreters follows Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who work with U.S. forces, and who are now targeted by insurgents as a result. While some have reached safety, others are stuck in hiding—and those with no other hope have set out…

2019 Visit Winona Tourism Celebration

Tuesday | May 7 | 5:30-8:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St visitwinona.com Winona is an amazing place to live, but it’s also a pretty incredible place to visit, and those who come are putting more than $110 million* into the coffers of Winona County businesses each year. *Source: Explore Minnesota "Tourism &…

Great River Writes – Winona Writers Group

Monthly | Second Friday | 3:30-5:30pm Next Meeting: Friday | May 10 Winona Public Library | Youth Programming Room Do you like to write fiction or non-fiction? Check out the Great River Writes – Winona Writers Group that meets every second Friday of the Month through the summer of 2019 (details above). Each month participants…

Margaret Shaw Johnson to Speak at Laureate Writers Series

Tuesday | May 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House | 162 E 2nd St facebook.com/Mister-James-Mister-Jeff-348492846011482/ Playwright Margaret Shaw Johnson will present a “page to stage” talk about her upcoming play “Mister James & Mister Jeff” at the May Laureate Writers Series. Depending on rehearsal demands, her presentation may be followed by short readings from…

WSU Choir Spring Concert

Friday | May 3 | 7:00pm WSU DuFresne PAC | Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre WSU Choir performs. Tickets available at the door: Adults – $10; Senior Citizens, WSU Faculty & Staff, and Students – Free Admission. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of…