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.

Deep Track at Old Main

Saturday | December 15 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 S. College Avenue Galesville, WI | www.oldmain.org Deep Track is a project dedicated to playing all that is good with rock and roll; songs you know and some songs you don’t. The rock and roll gods smiled down upon Lisa Freedlund (keys) and Greg Grokowsky…

Honoring the Driftless Exhibit and Opening

Opening Reception: Friday | December 14 | 5:00-7:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse 162 W 2nd St | Winona Honoring the Driftless: Life Near the Mississippi is an exhibit of Julie Johnston’s art, on display until January 31st. Working in both oils and pastels, Johnston is known for her use of lush colors and textures. The opening…

Laureate Writers Series – December 2018

Book Launch of Mai’a Williams Memoir Tuesday | December 4 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse www.blueheroncoffeehouse.com The December Laureate Writers Series will feature a Book Launch of poet, performance artist and radical activist Mai’a Williams’ new memoir This is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century. The event will be…

Great River Writes: 2nd Annual Celebration and Open Mic

Sunday | December 9 | 3:00-5:00pm Turtle Stack Brewery 125 2nd St South | La Crosse, WI You’ve worked hard on your writing, you’ve practiced new skills, you’ve added to that wordcount goal, now it’s time to celebrate! Come and hang out with and cheer on your fellow writing community at this open mic and…

Patina to Play at Elmaro Vineyard

Sunday | December 9 | 1:00-4:00pm Elmaro Vineyard| N14756 Delaney Rd Trempealeau, WI www.elmarovineyard.com/ Come out to Elmaro Vineyard to hear Patina play some traditional and contemporary Celtic, easy listening, folk, original and Celtic Christmas tunes. You can listen to Irish music while you enjoy glass of Elmaro wine. Sláinte! Greg Peterson is a member…

The December Schmooze

Wednesday | December 5 | 5:30 to 7:00pm Treedome  | 164 E. 3rd St. www.treedomemn.com Treedome Productions is a music and arts production studio in Winona, MN. Founded in Sept. 2016, Treedome started as a group of friends seeking an outlet for creative ideas with a passion for music. As a small team, they set…

The Nutcracker: Correction for Family Performance

CORRECTION: The special abridged performance perfect for younger children and their families is on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30pm. (The performance at 12:30pm on Wednesday is for school children only and is sold out.) This performance is around 1 hour, with all tickets being only $5. Thursday | November 29 | 6:30pm Friday | November…

WSU Faculty Exhibition

Artist Talks: Wednesday | November 28 | 4:00-5::00pm Watkins Gallery | Winona State University Reception: Wednesday | November 28 | 5:00-6::00pm Watkins Hall | Winona State University Artists: Danilo Bojic, Roger Boulay, Evan Dent, Deborah-Eve Lombard, Michael Knox, Chun Lok Mah, Seho Park, and Alessandra Sulpy. The WSU Faculty Exhibition runs through December 14th. Gallery…

Holiday Concert for the Hungry

Sunday | December 2 | 2:00pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage | Performing Arts Center Winona State University The Department of Music will present its annual “Holiday Concert for the Hungry” performance featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Melanie Brooks. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items or cash for admission. Donations will…

The Messiah Sing-In

Saturday | December 1 | 7:00pm Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall Winona State University The Department of Music will present the Messiah Sing-in, under the direction of Harry Mechell. Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults / Free Admission for Senior Citizens, WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students WSU Arts Administration is a member of…