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.

This week at MMAM!

Special Sippin’ Event: Poetry Program with Jim Armstrong! Tuesday, July 19th from 6-7pm Free* After a glass of wine or beer, join local poet Jim Armstrong for a compelling look at how writers use images of water in their work to evoke life’s spiritual dimension. We’ll look at how rivers, oceans, ponds, waterfalls, even a…

Sutra – Backyard Botanicals for First Aid

SUTRA global imports is pleased to host Backyard Botanicals for First Aid on Wednesday July 27, 6-8pm. Create your own solar-powered herbal oil infusions under the guidance of Master Herbalist Amy Shea, using common “weeds” growing locally. Amy can answer questions about several plants for wellness and healing, and you’ll leave with your own jar…

WAC 2016 Members Show

Call for Entries Winona Arts Center 2016 Members Show • August 3-Sept 21, 2016 Enter artwork on: Thurs, July 21st; 4:30-6pm and Fri, July 22nd; 4:30-6pm or by appointment – Mary; 608-525-0050 Eligibility: Winona Arts Center Members. Any work completed in the past two years that has not been previously shown at the Winona Arts…

Kathy Kovala Exhibit at the Winona Public Library

“Have Brush Will Travel” – Watercolor Artist and Instructor Kathy Kovala Winona Painter July 5 through July 28th. Take a journey through the places that Kathy has traveled to and painted during her career as an artist.  Starting from her first classes to her trips to places like Hawaii, New Zealand, Paris, Montana and locally…

Nia Lacy Exhibit at MCA’s Galleria Valéncia

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Galleria Valéncia presents Winona area professional artist Nia Lacy’s whimsical drawings, paintings and sculptures. The public is invited to celebrate this beautiful exhibit, and meet the artist on Saturday, July 16th, 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Valéncia Arts Center. This show will run through July 31st. The galleria will also be open during regular…

Community Mural Paint-In

River Arts Alliance will sponsor a Community Mural Paint-In for the background murals for Phase 2 of the HBC Fence Project. Participants are invited to meet on Saturday, July 16 from 10 AM- to 2 PM at the Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter on the West Lake of Lake Winona. Wear old clothes and bring friends…

“Set Against a Sky” In Motion

Dance artist Sharon Mansur will perform a series of spontaneous movement responses to visual artist Matthew Winkler’s paper cut installation “Set Against a Sky” at the Winona Arts Center on Thursday, July 7 @ 7pm. $5 suggested donation at the door 228 E. 5th Street, Winona • 507-453-9959 Sharon loves dancing and improvising—creating experiences where…

Laureate Writers Series – July 2016

Attention all lovers of Historical Fiction, Shakespeare, and fine food! The Laureate Writers Series will be holding a special free writer’s event, Wed. July 13th at 7:30, featuring acclaimed historical novelist Mary Sharratt, who will read and speak about her latest novel The Dark Lady’s Mask: A Novel of Shakespeare’s Muse. A wonderful themed dinner…

HBC Fence Dedication Photos

On June 28, 2016, River Arts Alliance dedicated Phase 1 of the HBC Fence Project. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate this milestone. Photos courtesy of Jamie Schwaba  

First Annual Members Exhibit

Join River Arts Alliance (RAA) for our First Annual Members Exhibit during the opening reception on Friday, July 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Watkins Gallery on the Winona State Campus. Works by these exceptionally talented visual artists will be shown at the gallery on Friday and Saturday evenings, 4-7:30 p.m., during the…