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.

Bright Light Stories in the Night: poems & art

Friday | February 26 | 7:00-8:30pm Bright Light Stories in the Night | Facebook Join Southeastern Minnesota Poets for Bright Light Stories in the Night. One of Scott Lowery’s poems has been chosen for this one-of-a-kind deep winter arts event from Rochester. Local celebrities will read from an e-chapbook of new poems by SE MN…

Billy X Curmano joins a Zoom “Evening of Vegan Healing Actions”

Friday | February 26 | 6:00pm (7:00pm EST) Noche Ritual – Franklin Furnace (franklinfurnaceloft.org) Nicolás with The Interior Beauty Salon holds space online at Franklin Furnace’s Loft for a group of creatives around the Earth to enact a series of vegan rituals. These micro-actions, carried on from homes from Rio de Janeiro to The Bronx,…

Frozen River Film Festival

February 10 – 14 | frff.eventive.org The first virtual Frozen River Film Festival is now underway! To plan your viewing, the program is available here: www.frff.org/2021-program/. In addition to the films, there are workshops and Zoom gatherings scheduled. Please let the advertisers know how much their support is appreciated. The Local Set is a perennial…

Winona Writers Group – February Virtual Meeting

Friday | February 12 | 3:30-5:30pm may end early, depending on how many readers participate Zoom (details below) Local writers are invited to bring a short piece of your writing to share with us. As always, feel free to use these prompts, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting,…

Dancescape 2021: A Dance Film Festival

February 11-13 | www.winona.edu/dancescape/ In these uniquely challenging times for live performance, WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 31st annual Dancescape concert as an inaugural Dance Film Festival, featuring dance and film collaborations by students, faculty and guest artists. Student, guest and faculty choreographers, dancers, filmmakers, designers and technical staff joined together this…

Winona Fine Arts Commission 2021 Call for Submissions for the Poetry Walk

February 1 to April 5 Downtown Winona, Poetry Walk www.cityofwinona.com/297/Winona-Poetry-Walk The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) is launching the second iteration of The Winona Poetry Walk, consisting of original poetry stamped into sidewalks. This initiative enjoys support from City Council, City Staff, and the citizens of Winona. The FAC requests submissions of original short poems…

Jamie Ho: Canton Gulf

Virtual Artist Talk | Wednesday | February 3 | 5:00pm educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/jamie-ho/ Nebraska-based photographic artist Jamie Ho will present work from her recent series Canton Gulf. In the words of the artist, "Canton Gulf is an ongoing photographic series that aims to preserve and examine my parents’ legacy and question if home is defined by geography…

River Arts Alliance Annual Meeting

Wednesday | January 27 | 6:00pm ZOOM – link below Agenda and 2020 Meeting Notes – pdf Like so many others, RAA has been adapting to this new life with COVID and physical distancing, so our Annual Meeting will be held online. We had hoped that we would be able to meet in person by…

GRSF Live Read-through of Human Error

Sunday | January 31 | 7:00pm Info: grsf.org Throughout the pandemic, GRSF company members (and some guests) have been gathering together on Zoom on Monday evenings to read through plays together. Many of these are newer plays or plays we wouldn’t normally get to produce here at the Festival. It’s an extremely casual gathering –…

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