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 May Schmooze

Studio Space? Who needs it? How do they find it? Thursday | May 2 | 5:30 to 7:00pm Public Launch | 119 E. 3rd St. Winona is becoming a place known for arts and culture, and as a result, increasing numbers of artists are looking to Winona as a place to live. Can we accommodate their needs?…

Patina at Mid West Music Fest

Friday | May 3 | 6:00-7:00pm Eagles Club | 210 E 4th St patinatheband.com Come see Patina play it’s brand of Celtic folk at the Mid West Music Fest. Greg Peterson is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.  

WSU Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday | May 4 | 2:00pm WSU DuFresne PAC | Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre WSU Orchestra performs. Free admission. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.  

Free Ink Day – Mother’s Day/Father’s DayCard Workshop

Saturday | May 4 | 11:00am-2:00pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St The Winona Arts Center Print Studio “RiverBed Press” will hold a free monotype workshop with a Mother’s Day/Father’s Day theme. Come try your hand working with the monotype — a painterly printmaking technique using stencils and water-based inks to create original…

MCA Spring Music Division Concerts

Friday | May 3 | 5:30-6:30pm Friday | May 3 | 7:00-8:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W Howard St mca.smumn.edu The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts music division invites the community to our Spring Concerts inside MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center. With so many talented students wanting to share their music…

WSU Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

Tuesday | April 30 | 7:30pm WSU DuFresne PAC | Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre WSU Chamber Ensembles perform. Free admission. WSU Arts Administration is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.  

Chamber Music Recital @ Watkins Great Hall

Monday | April 29 | 6:00-7:00pm Watkins Great Hall | Watkins Manor 175 E Wabasha St Saint Mary’s University students and community musicians are coming together to present a chamber music recital (details above). Ensembles performing include the SMU Flute Quartet, Clarinet Trio and Quartet; and a variety of mixed woodwind ensembles ranging from 4…

Reception & Reading for 18th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration

Friday | April 26 | 6:30pm Crossings at Carnegie | Zumbrota MN crossingsatcarnegie.com/html/exhibits.html Crossings’ XVIII Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration exhibit, celebrating a pairing of two art forms, is on display now through May 4. Read the poems (displayed alongside the art pieces) and determine for yourself how the artists were inspired. Fifty poets and visual artists…

Job Opportunity: Audience Services Manager

The Page Theatre invites applications for the position of Audience Services Manager. The Audience Services Manager is responsible for box office operations and audience development initiatives, and supports community programs and engagement. To view the full job description or to apply, visit pagetheatre.org/about-us/employment/.   The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University is a member of…

SMU Theater Singers Present a Benefit Concert for HCO

Sunday | April 28 | 5:00-6:30pm First Congregational Church of Winona 161 West Broadway St www.facebook.com/events/674268529673050/ Saint Mary’s University music theater students return to Café Congo to perform hits from Broadway and raise money for Home & Community Options. They will also lead the audience in a sing-a-long of favorite show tunes from this year’s…