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 Art of What’s Next?

The September Schmooze Wednesday | September 5 | 5:30 to 7:00pm Ed's (no name) Bar | 252 E. 3rd St. After the Blue Heron Project was finished 10 years ago, people asked, “What’s next?” The Blue Heron committee began to host community discussions with those interested in the arts in the Winona region to discuss…

4th Annual WSO Summer Social

Sunday | September 9 | 1-4pm Elmaro Vineyard N14756 Delaney Rd | Trempealeau, WI Winona Symphony Orchestra invites community members to the fourth annual Summer Social. This event kicks off the Symphony’s exciting 2018-2019 season with the opportunity to meet new Music Director, Dr. Erik Rohde. The Summer Social will also feature live music by…

In This Place Film Showing

Thursday | August 30 | 7:00-8:00pm Outpost Winona | 119 E 3rd St facebook.com/outpostwinona Come down to Outpost Winona on Thursday August 30th at 7:00 PM to see some dance films! In August of 2017, Sydney Swanson received a grant from SEMAC (Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council) to create a site-specific dance film in Winona. She…

Laureate Writers Series – September 2018

Poet Leslie Schultz to Read at Blue Heron Tuesday | September 4 | 7:00-9:30pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse | 162 W 2nd For September’s Laureate Writers Series, poet, fiction writer and essayist Leslie Schultz will read from her new collection of poetry, Cloud Song. The program will begin at 7pm. After a short break and book…

The Parson Sisters at Old Main

Thursday | August 30 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org The Parson Sisters (Mirinisa Stewart-Tengco on fiddle and Clara Byom on keys) are a duo based in Albuquerque, NM, specializing in global folk dance music, including Balkan, Irish, contra, and English Country. Tickets $10.00 adults; $5.00 college students;…

Big Chill Jazz Ensemble Performs at Café Congo

Friday | August 31 | 7:00-9:00pm First Congregational Church | 161 West Broadway facebook.com/events/1160826240732250/ First Congregational Church of Winona and Café Congo welcome you to a new season of good music and good times and all for a good cause with the return of the Big Chill Jazz Ensemble. For the past 30 years these…

Jazz Night at Old Main

West Salem Adult Jazz Band & Too Darn Hot Jazz Band Saturday | August 25 | 4:00-8:00pm Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org Our Final Summer Concert of the year! Old Main Jazz Night featuring West Salem Adult Jazz Band & Too Darn Hot Jazz Band. The concert starts at…

Ray Kiihne – RAA Member of the Month

Ray Kiihne has been chosen as the RAA Member of the Month for August. There is a great opportunity to see Ray’s work at the Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City, WI, on display through August 31. Transitions: Departures and Transformations I grew up in Nebraska on the edge of the sandhills, my father a…

Family Art Day 2018

Family Art Day: Create, Explore, Discover! Saturday | September 1 | 10am-2pm Jaycee Pavilion | East Lake | Winona The River Arts Alliance is proud to present the 11th annual of Family Art Day! This ever-popular event allows participants of all ages and abilities to try their hand a variety of art forms. The event…

Autumn Schacherl “Life is a Cabaret”

Saturday | August 18 | 7:30 p.m. Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org Autumn is a G-E-T graduate and recent UW-Eau Claire graduate. Her accompanist, Nathan Cicero, is a UWEC graduate and a recipient of a master’s degree from Peabody University in Baltimore. She will be joined in a few…