River Arts Alliance supports and celebrates regional arts and culture by organizing educational programs, community events, and public art projects while promoting opportunities for artists and facilitating collaborations between organizations in the Winona region. Hover cursor over image to pause slideshow.

Summer Chamber Music Series – Chamber Arts Semper Animata

Saturday | August 7 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI www.oldmain.org Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center Gale Star Program presents a Summer Chamber Music Concert that will feature Josh Baker (clarinet), Maureen Kelly (violoncello), and Pamela Preston Kelly (piano). The program will be Trios by Beethoven and Brahms and…

34th Annual Jazz Festival

Saturday | July 31 | 12:00-5:00pm La Canne Park Pavilion | Goodview Free Concert! Donations are welcome. Bring your own chair. Tables are limited. Sponsored by the Upper Mississippi Jazz Society. Featuring: Les Fields & The Turkey River All Stars (Rochester)| 12:00-1:30pm Too Darn Hot Jazz Band (La Crosse) | 1:45-3:15pm Gate City Jazz Band…

Gate City Jazz Band Summer Schedule

There are several opportunities to enjoy the music of the Gate City Jazz Band this summer. Remember to bring your lawn chair for outdoor events! Dixieland Jazz Festival Saturday | July 31 | 12:00-5:00pm LaCanne Park, Goodview Featuring: Les Fields & The Turkey River All Stars | 12:00-1:30pm Too Darn Hot | 1:45-3:15pm Gate City…

Island City Jazz Jam & GRSF Sunday Spectacular

Sunday | July 18 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com Continuing their successful monthly Jazz Jam fundraisers, Island City Brewing Co. and H3O Jazz Trio are partnering with the Great River Shakespeare Festival for an unforgettable Sunday of entertainment. Start your afternoon the Island City Jazz Jam (details above). All contributions collected during the…

Making History Closing Reception

Friday | July 16 | 4:00-6:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson Street Making History the River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit & Showcase opened May 1, 2021 in the new Slaggie Family Lobby Gallery in the Winona County History Center. COVID-19 restrictions in May prevented a “grand” opening to the new gallery space and…

John Paulson – Eric Heukeshoven Jazz Duo at Wellington’s

Sunday | July 11 | 5:00-7:00pm Wellington’s Pub & Grill | 1429 Service Dr. www.paulsonjazz.com/ No stocking caps required in July! Wellington’s Pub and Grill in Winona is happy to welcome back the John Paulson – Eric Heukeshoven Jazz duo this summer the 2nd Sunday of the month starting July 11 from 5:00 – 7:00…

Winona Writers Group – July Meeting

Friday | July 9 | 3:30-5:30pm may end early, depending on how many readers participate Valley Oaks Shelter We are excited to announce this month we plan to meet outside at the Valley Oaks Shelter for sharing and critiquing our writing. Everyone attending will need to sign a liability waiver if they have not already…

Ensemble Druzhba at Old Main

Thursday | June 24 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI www.oldmain.org Our Old Main performing arts committee will bring Ensemble Druzhba to the Old Main auditorium. The ensemble will play the Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat Major and the Schubert “Trout” Piano Quintet. The performers are Michelle Elliott, violin; Busya Lugovier, Viola; Derek…

Crossings Book Launch

Thursday | June 24 | 6:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St Join us for a book launch of the recently-published anthology, Crossings: An Anthology of the Poets Laureate of Winona Minnesota, edited by Ken McCullough, published by Shipwreckt Books. The readers will be James Armstrong, Ken McCullough, Emilio DeGrazia and Lukas Ramsey,…