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.

Selfie Inspired Art Classes @ MCA

Follow the footsteps of famous artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo and learn the tricks and techniques of a variety of self-portrait styles. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to admire that beautiful face in the mirror and play with exciting materials. Dates: Mondays, Oct. 28–Nov. 18 Time/Ages: 4:30–5:30 pm, 1st–3rd…

Pipescreams

Saturday | October 26 | 3:00pm Wesley United Methodist Church 114 W Broadway | Winona, MN A program of spooky organ and handbell music sponsored by the Riverland chapter of American Guild of Organists. Admission by Free Will Offering. Email ago.riverland.wi@gmail.com for more information. The Charles Wesley Center for Sacred Music and Arts is a…

Sorry to Bother You Film Screening

Friday | October 25 | 7:00-9:00pm WSU | Stark 103 Winona State’s 2019 University Theme Film Series: “Careers, Conflicts, and Callings” Continues with Sorry to Bother You (2018, dir. Boots Riley). This Sundance hit mashup of sci-fi tropes and irreverent humor had the attention of critics and audiences alike last year for its savvy take…

Mister James and Mister Jeff DVD

There is a DVD copy of the play Mister James and Mister Jeff at the Winona Public Library, for those who missed it and would like to see it! Mister James and Mister Jeff is the mostly true story of James W. Stovall and “Old Jeff”…two escaped slaves who arrived in Winona after the Civil…

An Evening of Haunted Tales

Friday | October 25 | 7:30pm Saturday | October 26 | 7:30pm Old Main | 3rd Floor Auditorium 20869 College Ave | Galesville, WI www.oldmain.org/gale-star-series.html Local talent perform Haunting tales. Directed by Diane Thatcher. Adults $10. Students Free. Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn…

Patina at the Trempealeau Hotel

Friday | October 25 | 6:00-9:00pm Trempealeau Hotel | 11332 Main St. Trempealeau, WI trempealeauhotel.com/events/category/live-music/ After a short break, Patina is back playing at the Trempealeau Hotel. Come join us for some great traditional Irish music, some originals and a few covers from Irish based bands. Always a great time at the Trempealeau Hotel! Greg…

Great River Writes Kickoff with Author R.R. Campbell

Saturday | October 26 | 2:00-4:00pm La Crosse Public Library 800 Main St | La Crosse, WI www.facebook.com/events/2460550484222941/ Author R.R. Campbell will be conducting two writing workshops from 2:00-4:00 PM for the kickoff of the 2019 Great River Writes series! Both workshops are free and open to the public, and will be held at La…

17 Blocks Film Screening

Tuesday | October 22 | 7:00-9:30pm WSU | Stark 103 facebook.com/events/2142704749357455/ 17 Blocks (2019, dir. Davy Rothbart). Award-winning director Davy Rothbart will appear at WSU to present his verité-inspired documentary charting the challenges faced by four generations of the Sanford-Durant family just blocks from the nation’s capital, but beset by extreme poverty, gang-related violence, drug…

The October Schmooze

What are your needs as an artist or arts supporter? How do we find support in our efforts to promote the arts in the Winona area? Wednesday | October 23 | 5:30 to 7:00pm Ed's (no name) Bar | 252 E 3rd St Join Jovy Rockey and River Arts Alliance for our October Schmooze. Jovy…

Auditions

Tuesday | October 15 | 7:00-8:30pm The Oaks Wine Bar | Top Floor 75 W 3rd St | Winona Auditions will be held for performers aged 8-88 for the original works by Ruth Bures: “Here Comes Christmas” and “Christmas Star Search.” Please bring a prepared song and be ready to read. Performance dates are December…

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