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.

2017 GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

The Great River Shakespeare Festival/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest for 2017 is now receiving entries, with a deadline for sonnet submissions by June 1st. Rules and Guidelines for the 2017 Contest have been updated, with COMPLETE CONTEST INFORMATION to be found at sonnetcontest.org. In brief, over $2,000 in prizes are offered, with a $5.00 entry fee…

Frozen River Film Festival Box Office Hours

FRFF will have its box office open in the History Center Lobby these dates and times:  February 1 – 4, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. February 8 – 11, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. February 13 – 17, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Check out frff.org to learn more! The Frozen River Film Festival is a member of the River Arts…

Open Art Studios: Julia Crozier & Julie Johnston

Find art you love at: Julia Crozier Studio: 820 44th Ave, Winona, MN Julie Johnston Studio: 1122 W Mark Street, Winona, MN Studios will be open from 10am to 4pm Saturday January 21st. Art: “Ramona” by Julie Johnston Julia Crozier and Julie Johnston are members of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the…

River Arts Alliance Annual Meeting

River Arts Alliance’s first Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Vila and Howard Streets. There will be a social time from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. during which time members will vote for the…

Gaelynn Lea to Speak and Perform in Winona

Galeynn Lea, public speaker, musician, and the winner of NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest makes a return appearance to Mid West Music Store (168 East Third Street) in downtown Winona. Tickets for the 7pm show on 1/13 are on sale at the store for $10 in advance, and $15 on the day of…

SHIFT~ a performance salon

with Sharon Mansur & special guest: dance artist Daniel Burkholder ~a cozy evening of dance performance, lively conversation & tasty snacks Join us in January for an altogether different salon approach! Instead of a brand new collaborative experiment, longtime dance partner Daniel Burkholder joins in visiting from Milwaukee.  Drawing on their friendship & previous creative shenanigans,…

“A Christmas Carol”

Puppeteer Dr. Bob Armstrong to Present 5 Performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Mid West Music Store Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season local puppeteer Dr. Bob Armstrong will be presenting 5 performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” using handcrafted marionettes/puppets from his own workshop and a new puppet…

Laureate Writers Series – December 2016

Jan Kirk to Read at the Blue Heron On Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm, writer and illustrator Jan Kirk will read from her recently- published memoir The Road to Beaver Park. The reading will take place at The Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W. Second St., Winona. The reading will be followed by a Q&A,…

Fifth Annual Christmas Radio Show

Theatre du Mississippi is excited to present the 5th Annual Christmas Radio Show! Written and directed by Kara Eggers. December 8 and 9 at 6:30pm December 10 at 2pm and 6:30pm New location! Winona Arts Center – 228 E 5th Street Presale Tickets on sale now! $12 General Admission, $5 Students Online: theatredumiss.org Chapter 2 Books: 121 W 3rd…

WSU Faculty Exhibition

On View in the Watkins Gallery through December 9th: The Winona State University Faculty exhibition presents recent work by artist-educators Danilo Bojic, Roger Boulay, Mike Knox, Seho Park, Anne Scott Plummer, Don Schmidlapp and Matt Winkler. Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, November 30th from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served. The Watkins Gallery is located in…