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.

Laureate Writers Series – November 2017

Laureate Writers Series – November 2017 Tuesday | November 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House Kathleen Peterson, a.k.a. Kathleen Anne Kenney, will read from her recent fiction as part of the Laureate Writers Series. She will read from Girl on the Leeside, a lyrical novel set in Ireland, as well as an excerpt from…

Nuts and Bolts of Writing for Kids with Author Laura Purdie Salas

Friday | November 3 | 3:30-4:30pm Winona Public Library Are you interested in writing for children and are not sure where to start? Author Laura Purdie Salas is the children’s book author of Colors of Fall, Water Can Be-, A Leaf Can Be- and many more, and she is here to help. On Friday, November…

Julia Crozier New Works Exhibit Opening

Saturday | November 4 | 7:30pm Red Horse Gallery | 116 S Main | Fountain City, WI Julia Crozier will be exhibiting recent work from local and distant landscapes. Abstract and realistic styles in a variety of mediums. Oil paintings, oil pastels, ink drawings, and linoleum cuts. The exhibit will run through the month of November….

Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: She Stoops to Conquer

Thursday | November 2 | 7:30pm Friday | November 3 | 7:30pm Saturday | November 4 | 7:30pm Sunday | November 5 | 3:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University One of the most produced and popular “laughing comedies” of its century, Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” mixes delightful deceits and outrageous deceptions into…

NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair & Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday | November 4 | 10:00am-1:00pm Winona Public Library November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The Winona Public Library has several one-day only activities to celebrate the month during the NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair & Creative Writing Workshop. First, stop by one of many local author booths. Visit with one of the following authors…

MCA Jazz Combos Performances

Wednesday | November 1 | 6:00-7:30pm Saint Mary’s Performance Center | Figiulio Recital Hall Sunday | November 12 | 5:30-7:00pm Wellingtons Pub and Grill The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) Jazz Combos are busy rehearsing for two upcoming community concerts that are free and open to the public. MCA is home to three jazz…

Watercolor Workshop

Three day workshop on “Barns, Farms , Farmers and Produce" October 27, 28 and 29 | 9:30am – 3:30pm Painters are invited to join others in Lanesboro at the Cottage Inn for three days of watercolor painting with Kathy Kovala. The for the workshop is $250. There are a block of rooms set aside at…

Great River Writes Series

Announcing the first annual Great River Writes Series, a collaboration between La Crosse, Wisconsin writers and Public Library and Winona, Minnesota writers and Public Library, and River Arts Alliance. Check our our offerings, mark your calendars, and enjoy! All programs are free and open to the public. Keynote Address with Nickolas Butler Saturday | October…

Winona Musicians Play for Puerto Rico

Sunday | October 29 | 1pm – 5pm Signature’s Restaurant Musicians from the Southeastern Minnesota area are teaming up with the Signatures Restaurant October 29, 2017 to perform a benefit for victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Four groups will perform throughout the afternoon and all will be donating their time and talents. The event…

Winona Art Walk and Tour

It’s that time of year again! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2017 Winona Art Walk & Tour, Saturday, November 18 from 10am – 4pm. Click below to learn more about the artists, locations, and schedule for this fun annual event. Scroll to the bottom of that page to see samples of the…