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.

Call for Artists: Kinstone Plein Air

Join the Kinstone Autumn Plein Air Days & Art Sale at Kinstone Megalithic Gardens October 3rd & 4th! Artists paint on site Saturday, Oct 3rd from 9am-4pm. The Art sale begins on Sat 4-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Details and Registration: kinstonecircle.com/event/art Location: S3439 Cole Bluff…

Fall Jazz Jams Begin

Sunday | September 20 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com As autumn leaves start to fall, H3O Jazz Trio welcomes everyone to an afternoon of jazz at Island City Brewing Company. The MN Dept. of Health has issued new guidelines prohibiting “Open Mic” sessions. Recognizing the need for everyone’s safety and social distancing, this…

Winona Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Board Members

Winona Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome its newest board members Alan Dunbar, Professor of Voice at Winona State University and renowned performer, Gary Evans, founder and retired CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications and recognized community leader, Dan Hall, Regulatory/Quality Systems Manager for RTP and active community volunteer, and Pamela Kimber, Director of Finance for…

Winona Writers Group – September Virtual Meeting

Friday | September 11 | 3:30-5:30pm may end early, depending on how many readers participate Google Meets (new this month; see link below) Feel free to use these prompts below, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting, we will not have copies of each other’s work. We will read…

Patina is playing at Elmaro Vineyard

Saturday | September 12 | 2:00-5:00pm Elmaro Vineyard | N14756 Delaney Rd Trempealeau, WI patinatheband.com/index.php/gigs/ Come out to the Elmaro Vineyard on Saturday Sept 12 to enjoy some Elmaro wine and listen to traditional Celtic and original songs and tunes. Patina is a recent winner of the Midwest Music Festival’s Songs of Summer original song…

Playful Postcards: Artist Study

mca.smumn.edu/2020/08/24/fostering-creative-aging/ MCA’s Playful Postcards program is back, this time lessons will be focused around famous artists. Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and have a little fun sending and receiving colorful postcards. Each student will receive a special art kit to keep that includes everything you need to get started including blank postcards,…

MCA Adult Doodle Club Continues

Weekly on Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Dec. 16 7:00-8:30pm | online mca.smumn.edu/2020/08/25/doodle-club-continues/ Join teaching artist Lisa Douglas and other MCA community members virtually for a live, interactive drop in art session on Wednesday nights 7:30-8 pm, now through Dec. 16, 2020. Each week students will have a chance to unwind from their day as they…

Just Published: What Trees Know by Emilio DeGrazia

In this collection of poems entirely about trees Emilio DeGrazia erases the sharp lines that divide person from thing, and science from poetry. Those “green things standing in the way” have secret lives, strange silent powers, and ancient legendary histories. And today they are crucially important creations full of wonders wide-eyed scientists are trying to…

Jazz returns to the patio at Wellingtons

Thursday | September 3 | 5:00-8:00pm Thursday | October 1 | 5:00-8:00pm Wellington’s Pub and Grill | 1429 Service Dr. www.paulsonjazz.com After great turnouts in June, July & August, John Paulson (saxes and flute) and Eric Heukeshoven (piano) are returning September 3 and October 1 to perform smooth jazz outside. If the weather is bad,…

Photography Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Friday | September 4 | 3:00-4:30pm Zoom: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95138437993 educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ The WSU Art Department is excited to host acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie over Zoom. Huie will conduct workshops with groups of students and community members on Friday, September 4th. The workshop open to community members is Friday, September 4th at 3pm. Workshops will last approximately…

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