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.

…in the space between

Sharon Mansur February 19-28, 2018 Watkins Gallery | Winona State University Winona based contemporary dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur will conduct an open studio/lab at the Watkins Gallery, experimenting with actions and images related to the intimacy of in-betweenness. Visitors are invited to view a creative process unfolding in the moment, and join in simple tasks…

Dancescape 2018

WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents their 28th annual Dancescape concert Thursday | February 15 | 7:30pm Friday | February 16 | 7:30pm Saturday | February 17 | 7:30pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage | Performing Arts Center Winona State University Featuring choreography created and performed by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, the event will…

The Winona Symphony Orchestra seeks a part-time Music Director and Conductor

The Music Director and Conductor is responsible for the artistic leadership and direction of the orchestra, including programming, concert preparation, and performances, within established budgets. The successful candidate will begin as director for the 2018/2019 Concert Season. The Winona Symphony Orchestra is a small professional orchestra in Winona, MN. Founded in 1908, the WSO is…

Page Series: My Father’s Dragon

Thursday | February 22 | 6:30 pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University Enchantment Theatre Company presents My Father’s Dragon. Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel, and Landis Smith. Music by Charles Gilbert. Based on My Father’s Dragon and Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. By arrangement with Ruth Stiles Gannett. From…

Northern Shoveler at Big Turn Music Fest

Friday | February 16 | 6:00-6:45pm Seventeen Street | Red Wing bigturnmusicfest.com Jim Armstrong grew up hearing Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte and Simon and Garfunkel on the family record player. He briefly played in a high school bluegrass trio (which required him to learn four chords on a cheap guitar) and sang occasionally in coffee…

Beef Slough Boys Up the River to BTMF

Friday | February 16 | 8:00-8:45pm 223 Barrell House | Red Wing Longtime area roots musicians Jeff Morgan and Scott Lowery play traditional and original songs drenched in the blues, on flattop and resophonic guitars, banjo-uke, harmonicas and homemade percussion. We’re journeying upriver for Sam (Midwest Music Fest) Brown’s new project, with 100+ bands and…

2018 Frozen River Film Festival

February 7 – 11 | Various Locations This year’s festival begins with film presentations at Saint Mary’s University on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Frozen Friday will feature special events around downtown Winona and at MMAM. Then Saturday and Sunday will be filled with films, starting on Saturday morning at the Winona 7, continuing Saturday…

WSU Jazz Musicians Perform for Winona Food Shelf

Monday | February 5 | 7:00-9:00pm First Congregational Church of Winona, UCC | 161 W Broadway A ‘freewill’ event at Café Congo featuring WSU jazz combo, Bopaganda! will kick off our 2018 season. They will ‘play it forward’ to raise money for Winona Volunteer Service’s Supplemental Food Shelf. Under the direction of local jazz pianist…

Theatre du Mississippi presents Short and Sweet

Friday & Saturday | Feb. 16 & 17 | 7:00pm & 9:00pm Sunday | Feb. 18 | 4:00pm Outpost Winona | 119 East Third Street | Winona, MN Directed by Mike Speck. Featuring five short plays by David Ives. Sure Thing, English Made Simple, Time Flies, The Philadelphia, and Moby-Dude. Not suitable for children. Tickets…

Gathering at the Library: My Father’s Dragon

Saturday | February 10 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm Winona Public Library Get ready for performances of Enchantment Theatre Company’s production of My Father’s Dragon on February 22 with this fun Gathering at the Library! Enjoy excerpts from the book along with some fun art activities perfect for children in grades K-5 and their families….