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.

GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Awards Ceremony

Saturday | July 29 | 11:00am Stark Hall 103 | Winona State University Another Sonnet Contest Season will come to a close when we gather to hear this year’s winning sonnets read by members of the Great River Shakespeare Festival company. Coffee and snacks will be offered at 10:30am, along with music by Flutistry. The…

Call for Entries

“One Foot in the River” Print Exhibition: October 5—November 12, 2017 This juried invitational printmaking exhibition will feature hand pulled prints including etchings, lithographs, relief prints, monoprints, silkscreens and alternative printmaking processes, (excluding photography). Images must include an image of, or a reference to, a river. There is no entry fee, and the gallery does…

Design Skills Workshop – with Watercolor Artist Kathy Kovala

July 21, 22, and 23 | 9:30am until 3:30pm | $250 If you have ever wondered how to make your paintings more successful, this is the workshop for you! There are tried and true design elements that help you to design a painting ahead of time. Learn how to take photos for your painting subjects….

Community Conversation

Wednesday | July 19 | 5:30pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Campus The Page Theatre is working to strengthen our connections with the community, and we need your help to create that future together! We are working with Engage Winona to gather input from a deep and diverse cross-section of community members…

Arts In The Hall Presents: “12 Angry Jurors”

Thursday | July 27 | Friday | July 28 | 7:30pm Council Chambers | City Hall | 207 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor Admission is free, but seating is very limited. Call 507.457.8258 or email lgundersheimer@ci.winona.mn.us to make reservations. The office of the Arts and Culture Coordinator would like to announce the first of a new…

“Night Work” Author Reading Event

Saturday | July 8 | 6:30-7:30pm Acoustic Cafe | 77 Lafayette St | Winona Join us for an intimate reading of Jim Schoen’s latest book, Night Work. Local authors, poets and staples to the Winona book scene will read their favorite excerpts from Jim Schoen’s collection of short stories that span from sweet romance, to tragedy to laugh-out-loud…

Rock Guitar Classes at MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is offering two exciting Rock Guitar Classes this summer: Beginning Rock Guitar Class Learning rock guitar can be lots of fun and very challenging. This class shows you the fundamentals of guitar as well as some basic rock techniques. Geared for the absolute beginner, seasoned players are also welcome…

Beyond the Hedge: Plants and Spirituality with Amy Shea

Saturday | July 8 | 1:00-3:00pm Sutra Global Imports 570 Main St. | Dakota, MN Take a journey with Master Herbalist Amy Shea, as she shares with you two of her passions in one topic, plants and spirituality. SUTRA global imports invites you to our new event space “RENDEZVOUS”, where local and global meet for…

GRSF Free Condensed Performances

GRSF will be offering two free condensed performances to be presented by the understudy cast: The Comedy of Errors Tuesday | July 4 | 5-6pm On the Green | Winona State University Richard III Tuesday | July 4 | 8-9pm Ed’s No Name Bar | 252 E 3rd St | Winona Free Outdoor Performance on…

On Hallowed Ground

Winona's Poet Laureate Ken McCullough composed a poem for the opening of the Member Exhibit. We are honored to share his beautiful verse. Photo courtesy of Al Mueller. ON HALLOWED GROUND The Artist must be the canary in the mine   the dove that returns to the ark   with the olive leaf in its beak The Artist…