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.

Stage Combat Basics

An introduction to the fine art of [not] beating people up on stage! These workshops will cover the basics of stage combat: safety, partnering, and commitment to the scene, using unarmed and knife techniques. (All equipment will be provided and safe for stage.) Come dressed to move, bring a water bottle, and get ready to…

Jazz at Café Congo

Tuesday | March 28 | 7:00pm SMU Jazz Combo No. 1 directed by Eric Heukeshoven Wabasha-Kellogg HS Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Dean Gunnarson Monday | April 10 | 7:00pm WSU Modern Jazz Combo directed by Rich MacDonald WSU Bopaganda! directed by Larry Price Free music and refreshments. (No preaching. Just great jazz!) Café Congo…

“WE”nonah Project – a Sabbatical Exhibition by Chun Lok Mah

Unveil, share and rediscover what “WE”nona want in our great community. The purpose of the project is to initiate an inclusive dialogue on creating a safe, vibrant and supportive community. The installation is designed to be completed by the responses from participants and evolve over the period of the show (March 15th to April 7th…

WSU Faculty Recital: Deanne Mohr, piano

WSU professor Deanne Mohr will be performing a solo piano recital on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 in the Recital Hall at the WSU Performing Arts Center. The program features compositions by French composers, and includes Franck’s Prélude, Choral et Fugue, and Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, both of which are masterpieces of the piano…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall Winona State University Pre-Concert Talk at 7:00pm Donald Lovejoy, Music Director Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer Program: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major,…

Artaria String Quartet and Locals to Perform Free Concerts

Music lovers will have many opportunities to hear the acclaimed Artaria String Quartet when they perform two free concerts on Thursday, March 23rd: An afternoon concert hosted by the Minnesota Conservatory of Arts (Valencia Arts Center at 4:15) and an evening performance hosted by Café Congo (First Congregational Church at 7:00). Based in West St….

RAA Writer’s Workshop

Interested in honing your creative writing skills? RAA is sponsoring the River Arts Writer's Workshop on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Winona State University. There are four sessions: Creative Non-Fiction with Professor Debra Cumberland; Fiction with local Novelist Kathy Peterson; Poetry with Winona’s Poet Laureate, Ken McCullough; and Playwriting with Professor…

March Art Schmooze

Tuesday | March 14 | 5:30 to 7p.m. Nate and Ally’s | 109 E. 3rd St. Our program will feature a presentation by Don Lovejoy, Winona Symphony Orchestra’s music director, discussing the orchestra’s history and significance for the Winona region as well as their future concerts. Come and meet with fellow arts supporters, learn more…

Pajama Jazzboree

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will present the first ever Pajama Jazzboree, on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30pm in the Academy Theatre at MCA. This is a special jazz music concert geared towards Winona area students aged 2-12 and their families. Families will be invited to cuddle up on a blanket in their…

A Page in History: Céilí Dancing with Caladh Nua

Wednesday | March 15 | 3:00-4:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St. The Page Series presents a special Page in History event at the Winona County History Center with Caladh Nua! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Céilí Dancing (group dances). Caladh Nua will teach popular 2, 3, and 4-person…