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.

Laureate Writers Series – March 2018

Kelly Sexton and Georgia Lundeen to Read at the Blue Heron Tuesday | March 6 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House The Laureate Writers Series will feature readings by LaCrosse poets Kelly Sexton and Georgia Lundeen. Kelly Sexton will read from her new book vodka-mountain and Georgia Lundeen will read from her new book spare,…

Page Series: Lúnasa

Friday | March 9 | 7:30pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Hailed by Folk Roots magazine as an “Irish music dream team,” its…

A Page in History: Lúnasa

Friday | March 9 | 3:00pm Winona County History Center Join this Irish supergroup for a free artist talk and demonstration at the Winona County History Center. The band will share about their music and their work together. Local fiddlers are welcome to come and join in with the group for the final songs of…

MCA Jazz Combos Concerts

Wednesday | February 28 | 6pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard (10th) St. Wednesday | March 21 | 5:30pm Wellington’s Pub & Grill | 1429 W. Service Dr. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ (MCA) Jazz Combos are busy rehearsing for two upcoming community concerts that are FREE and open to…

Grant Opportunity

The Winona Foundation (different than the Winona Community Foundation) provides grants generally between $3,000-$10,000 for projects that serve the cultural, historical and educational heritage of Winona. The deadline is March 1. They are actively expanding their giving and focus areas this year! If you have an existing or new program you’re looking to fund, reach…

Frankenstein Bicentenary Events at WSU

Winona State University continues its celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein this week. Two hundred years after its initial anonymous publication, Mary Shelley’s novel continues to speak to contemporary concerns about science, ethics, creativity, gender, the family, otherness, and education. It is a work that invites interdisciplinary conversation and…

Tribute To The Music of John Denver by Layne Yost

Saturday | February 24 | 7:00-9:30pm Winona Arts Center | 228 E 5th St The Winona Arts Center presents a concert by Layne Yost dedicated to the music of John Denver. The music of John Denver is timeless and well known. Yost’s “Tribute to the Music of John Denver” is a faithful tribute that pays…

…in the space between

Sharon Mansur February 19-28, 2018 Watkins Gallery | Winona State University Winona based contemporary dance/visual artist Sharon Mansur will conduct an open studio/lab at the Watkins Gallery, experimenting with actions and images related to the intimacy of in-betweenness. Visitors are invited to view a creative process unfolding in the moment, and join in simple tasks…

Dancescape 2018

WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents their 28th annual Dancescape concert Thursday | February 15 | 7:30pm Friday | February 16 | 7:30pm Saturday | February 17 | 7:30pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage | Performing Arts Center Winona State University Featuring choreography created and performed by students, faculty, and guest choreographers, the event will…