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.

International Music Series Concert

Sowah Mensah, Music of Ghana Thursday | September 13 | 6-7pm Performing Arts Center | Recital Hall Winona State University www.winona.edu/music/musicseries.asp The Department of Music will present a concert by guest artist, Sowah Mensah, ethnomusicologist, composer and Master Drummer from Ghana, West Africa as part of the International Music Series. ensah is currently a Professor…

Julia Crozier – A Collection

Exhibit Opening: Friday | September 14 | 6-8pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Join Julia Crozier on Friday for the opening of her new exhibit, which runs through October at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. Julia Crozier is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.  

Page Series: The Picnic Operetta

Sunday | September 16 | 3:00pm Unity Park | Winona Back by popular demand! Last season’s hit, The Picnic Operetta, returns to Winona’s Unity Park for another afternoon of music, food, and fun. On the shores of Lake Superior, the company town is in trouble. The taconite plant has gone bust and jobs are leaving…

Family Art Day 2018 – Thank You!

Photos courtesy of Anna VanDemark. Thank You! The 11th annual Family Art Day was an exciting event again this year! Despite threatening storms early on, hundreds of community members came to explore the visual arts, African drumming, and creative movement! River Arts Alliance thanks the following artists for their contributions: Brianna Haupt, Catherine Cleary, Dirk…

Manual Cinema Workshop

Saturday | October 6 | 6:00-8:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University This hands-on workshop focuses on Manual Cinema‘s approach to storytelling and our “live cinema” techniques. The workshop begins with an overview of how the company creates shows from story idea to full production. Then the workshop participants will get on their feet at…

Shut Down Third Street: An Arts & Culture Block Party

Saturday | September 22 | 12:00-8:00pm Third Street from Market to Center Streets treedomemn.com/shut-down-third-street Swingin In The Street | Center Street and Third | 6pm-9pm Shut Down Ed’s Afterparty | Ed’s (no name) Bar | 8pm-1am Shut Down Broken Afterparty | Broken World Records | 9pm-1am We invite you to join us in celebrating Winona’s…

Free Family Concert Series performance

Thursday | September 13 | 6:00-7:00pm Outside of Blooming Grounds Coffeehouse Winona’s flute ensemble Flutistry will perform for the second performance of the Free Family Concert Series, made possible through the Main Street Program and Third Space grant initiative. Families are encouraged to join in the music-making playing a variety of percussion instruments, plan to…

The Main Event

Saturday | September 15 | 2pm-7pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave. Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org Free event open to the public. Enjoy art, history, music, drinks, cheese and shopping! Folk Music: Crooked Willow from 2-4pm Mayer Brothers Bank from 5-7pm Hog Roast with Fixin’s Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Wine and Beer Tasting Tasting…

Second Saturday at MMAM

Intergenerational Day: Let’s Get Together Saturday | September 8 | 10:00am to 5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum $1 Admission Treat your family and friends to world class art. Children 4 & under are always free! Free Bus We will be offering free bus rides to the Museum from 9:45am-5pm from four different spots in Winona….