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.

Anna VanDemark – Art Never Stops

For many artists creating art is not a collaborative process, but rather a solitary pursuit. So, during this pandemic period, the way I create art hasn’t really changed. But, with limited social interactions and activities, the amount of time I’ve had to create has definitely increased.   The majority of my creative days have been spent…

MCA Virtual Music Division Concert

Saturday | December 5 | 6:00-7:00pm MCA Facebook or YouTube Channel www.facebook.com/MNConservatoryforthearts/ Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites you to join us on our Facebook Page or You Tube Channel as we premiere our third virtual Music Division Concert. The concert will feature instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and experience levels who participate…

Winona Art Walk: Virginia Huber – “People Looking Out for People” paintings

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “These weeks and months, I feel the need to paint small paintings. Standing back and taking it all in is what we’ve had to do with this international Covid crisis. I…

Winona Art Walk: Mary Forney – painting, drawing, and mixed media

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “Art making is an act of discovery. I have enjoyed the creative process in many of its forms over the years.  I grew up in the Midwest and have lived most…

Winona Art Walk: Gary Flynn – wooden creations

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “I first remember using a pocket knife to play with wood when I was about 8 years old. I was sitting under a tree, whittling on a small branch. I remember…

Winona Art Walk: Lydia Erickson – hand-painted pottery

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “I am inspired by flowers and creatures with vivid life, charming character, and whimsical humor. When I paint these things on clay or canvas, my interpretation of nature and character become…

Winona Art Walk: Julia Crozier – oil paintings, pastel drawings, and linoleum cuts

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “As an artist the recent isolation due to COVID-19 has given me more time to consider how I am connected to the rest of the world through observing nature more closely…

Winona Art Walk: Will Brzezinski – ceramics

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “Made with calm, relaxed vibes to be enjoyed, observed, and shared with the same sentiment, I like to create objects that people can use and appreciate on the daily. Through my…

20th Anniversary Winona Art Walk – Now Online!

Celebrating its 20th year and embracing River Arts Alliance’s “Art Never Stops” motto, the Winona Art Walk is online only this year. This annual event is eagerly anticipated as the opportunity to support artists in our community by shopping locally for the holiday season. This is especially important in 2020, a year that has been…

Winona Fine Arts Commission Relief Grants

The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program is offering grant support during this continued time of great need with an immediate call for submissions. The FAC will offer $500 grants intended to assist creatives and arts organizations in continuing their practice and operations during the coronavirus pandemic. A specific project proposal is not required…

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