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.

May Jazz Jam

Sunday | May 16 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com In April we had 11 performers and donated $510 to Winona Volunteer Services – that’s what the Island City Jazz Jam is all about! In May the Jazz Jam will continue to welcome performers while raising money for area non-profits. H3O will contribute all…

Winona Writers Group – May Meeting

Friday | May 14 | 3:30-5:30pm may end early, depending on how many readers participate Winona Public Library Learning Plaza We are excited to announce this month we plan to meet outside at the Library Learning Plaza for sharing and critiquing our writing. Masks are preferred and social distancing is encouraged. Everyone attending will need…

Making History: RAA Member Exhibit at WCHS

May 1 – July 17 Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St www.winonahistory.org/ Making History: RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase, will open May 1 and run through July 17. Over 25 regional artists will have work in this show featuring photography, music, paintings, pottery, poetry and more. The 2021 River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit and…

Kinstone Opening Weekend

May 1 – 2 | 10:00am – 6:00pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI www.kinstonecircle.com/ Several events are planned for Kinstone’s Opening Weekend. Visit the website for complete details. Kin-Day! We especially want to invite you to our Annual Kin-Day Family Day and Spring Open House on Sunday, May 2. We will…

WSU Senior Exhibitions – Spring 2021

WSU Senior Exhibition – Nothing Permanent Except Change Exhibit: April 19-23 Virtual Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday | April 21 | 5:00pm Nothing Permanent Except Change focuses on periods of transition, both in nature and in our own lives as we finish our college career. This exhibition will be on display in-person in the Watkins Gallery…

Winona Grows – A Mystery Art Hunt

April 17 – May 1 Various Locations around Winona mca.smumn.edu/2021/04/15/winona-grows-art-hunt-map-more/ Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to invite the community to join in a COVID-friendly community wide mystery art hunt, Winona Grows. Between April 17-May 1, oil pastel artwork created by Winona area artists of all ages will be on display in windows…

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

April 23-25 | 10:00am-5:00pm Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa bluffcountrystudioarttour.org/ The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is celebrating our twentieth year! This year we have twenty-five locations with a wide range of artists. There will be painters, potters (with sculpture and functional pottery), jewelry makers, wood sculptors and functional wood creators, fiber artists, and glass…

Artists Garage Sale at Mississippi Mornings

May 6, 7, 8, & 9 | 8:00am-5:00pm Mississippi Mornings Art Studio 40341 LaMoille Drive | Winona, MN mississippimornings.com/ There are 100 miles of garage sales in Minnesota and Wisconsin in towns along the river – but you won’t find another one like this! Since the event was cancelled in 2020, a group of artists,…

April Jazz Jam

Sunday | April 18 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com Over the past four years, the monthly Jazz Jams at Island City Brewing Company have offered an afternoon of family-friendly fun and a chance for area musicians to jam with the H3O Jazz Trio. In April, the Jazz Jam will introduce a whole new…

Winona Writers Group – April Virtual Meeting

Friday | April 9 | 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,…

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