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.

Member Spotlight: Terri Karsten

Terri Karsten has been a writer and educator all her life. After twenty-one years teaching high school English, she now works as a writing coach and focuses on writing historical fiction. Her debut novel, A Mistake of Consequence (2015, B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree) takes readers into 18th century Colonial America. Her second novel, When Luck Runs…

Leap Day Celebration with Crooked Willow

Saturday | February 29 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave | Galesville, WI www.oldmain.org/gale-star-events.html Crooked Willow entertaining with Vintage Americana. They put new twists on old favorites, sprinkle in a few original tunes, and love to focus on fun harmonies and toe-tapping rhythms. In a bistro setting with table decorations of comical frogs…

Patina at the Page Theatre

Thursday | February 27 | 6:40-7:10pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University patinatheband.com/index.php/gigs/ Patina will perform a half hour set of Irish music in the lobby of St Mary’s University Page Theatre prior to the Danu concert. Greg Peterson is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership,…

Take A Leap with the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

Saturday | February 29 | 5:00-7:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse | 162 W 2nd St sonnetcontest.org/events/ The Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest invites you to Take A Leap with us at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. In partnership with the River Arts Alliance and the Great River Shakespeare Festival, we will celebrate the 2020 contest with music…

A Page in History: Danú

Thursday | February 27 | 3:00-4:00pm Winona County Historical Society | 160 Johnson St pagetheatre.org/project/page-in-history-danu/ Learn about Irish music group Danú and their 25-year history of performing around the globe. The group will introduce themselves, their instruments—including flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki—and offer a sneak peek of their Page Series performance at…

Artist Bonnie Cutts GOLDEN Media Demo

Sunday | March 8 | 2:00-4:00pm Mississippi Mornings Art Studio 40341 LaMoille Dr | Winona Bonnie has been affiliated with Golden Artist Colors in their Certified Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures and demos about acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups, art centers and organizations. She…

Third Thursday Song Circle

Thursday | February 20 | 7:00-8:30pm Winona Arts Center | 228 East 5th St Third Thursday Song Circle this month will include songs about love and friendship. If you like to sing, please join us – we take turns choosing songs, mostly from the book Rise Up Singing – copies are available at the center….

The River Art of George Caleb Bingham

Thursday | February 20 | 6:00-7:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr www.mmam.org Gregory Schmidt will offer a presentation that focuses on George Caleb Bingham, one of the most respected and well-known American artists of the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Bingham was a transitional figure in American art history. Largely self-taught,…

Artists Garage Sale

The 100 Mile Garage Sale draws thousands of people to the Winona area each year in search of bargains and treasures. Join other artists April 30 – May 3, 2020 to create the most spectacular garage sale in this event at Mississippi Mornings Art Studio. Clean out your studio, and fill our large studio and…

John Paulson Big Band – One Night Only

Saturday | February 22 | 7:00-9:00pm St. Cecilia Theatre | 1115 W Broadway www.paulsonjazz.com Attention all jazz fans! John Paulson’s Big Band returns to Winonafor a special performance at the newly renovated St. Cecilia Theatre on the campus of Cotter High School. The concert will feature the world premier of a new jazz ensemble chart…

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