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.

Swing, Inc. Plays the Classics from the Swing Era

Tuesday | June 13 | 7:00pm Peace Plaza | Downtown Rochester Swing, Inc. has been performing throughout the southeastern Minnesota region for nearly 20 years. They are currently in their seventh year of performing swing, ballads and Latin dance selections at Signatures Restaurant in Winona. The quintet is made up of some of the best…

Joy Davis Ripley Photography at Artspire

Art Fair and Show Saturday | June 10 | 10am – 5pm The Pumphouse 119 King St | La Crosse, Wi Be sure to visit Joy’s booth! Visit her RAA page to learn more about her art. Artspire is an all-inclusive and free event that attracts, engages and connects our diverse community through meaningful arts…

Laureate Writers Series – June 2017

Poet Roberta Hill to Read at the “First Tuesday” Series Poet and scholar Roberta Hill will read from her poetry on Tuesday, June 6th at 7 PM. The reading will take place at the Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W.2nd St. Winona. The event is open to the public, is free of charge and will…

Ohio River Blues

Friday | May 19 | 7:30 – 8:30pm Minnesota Marine Arts Museum An evening of songs and poems inspired by the hard-scrabble life of sharecroppers and factory workers in the Ohio River Valley during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Jim Armstrong has taken the story of his grandfather and put it to…

Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert

Sunday | May 21 | 3pm – 4:30pm | Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St Come enjoy an afternoon of music featuring the King of Instruments for the Fifth Annual Community Organ Concert. Performers include Winona organists Erik Floan, Larry Finke, Eric Heukeshoven; Janet Heukeshoven on flute; and special guests John Varona of…

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Sunday | May 21 | 7pm – 8pm | Page Theatre Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity celebrate right here in Winona! Beginning through Advanced tappers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be highlighted in this free performance…

SHIFT~ a performance salon

With dance artist Sharon Mansur, and guest artist, vocalist Nicolle Jensen. Saturday | May 20 | 7pm Infinity Yoga Studio | 119 W 3rd St | Winona A cozy evening of dance and music performance, lively conversation, and tasty snacks. $8 suggested donation at the door, no reservations needed. www.infinitywinona.com/special-events.html; www.facebook.com/events/354373574964548/ About Sharon: Sharon loves…

May Art Schmooze

Thursday | May 18 | 5:00 to 7:00pm The Outpost | 119 E. 3rd St. Join Matt Fluharty at the Outpost, a collaborative space at 119 E. 3rd St. The Outpost, the national headquarters of Art of the Rural, welcomes people from across disciplines and sectors to share their work, develop projects, and engage with the…

Kinstone 1-Hour Guided Tour

Sundays | May 7 through October 31 | 1:00 to 2:15pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI On every Sunday, the tour features the large Stone Circle, the thatched cordwood Chapel, the Stargazer Circle and the Three Witnesses sculpture. Learn about the setting of the standing stones in the Kinstone Circle…

Kin-Day Spring Open House

Saturday | May 6 | Noon to 5pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI It’s Kin-Day again! Kinstone is so happy to invite you all back for their Annual Spring Open House event – it’s time to get out on the land and see Spring in all her glory! Join them…