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.

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,…

MCA Colored Pencil Techniques Art Class

mca.smumn.edu/classes-programs/visual-art/ Did you know that there are a multitude of special techniques that can be applied using colored pencils? Join MCA for this online art class to learn these special techniques that can be applied to create highlights, shading, blending, shapes, and more. Each week will explore a new topic, technique, and artist(s). Participants who…

Jazz Jams Return Starting March 21st

Sunday | March 21 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com H3O Jazz Trio and Island City Brewing Company are thrilled to announce the monthly Jazz Jams will begin again on Sunday March 21, 2021 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the taproom. Out of an abundance of care for patrons, the indoor event will…

Winona Writers Group – March Virtual Meeting

Friday | March 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,…

MCA 2021 Summer Dance Intensive Auditions

Sunday | March 21 | 12:30-2:30pm mca.smumn.edu/classes-programs/dance/virtual-summer-dance-intensive/ Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that we will be offering an 18th annual Summer Dance Intensive. The 2021 Intensive will be virtual with the potential for an in-person determined by COVID circumstances. We offer a wonderful well-rounded and personal experience for intermediate and…

2021 RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase

In order to continue to offer its members an opportunity to showcase their work while respecting social distancing and COVID concerns, the 2021 River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit and Showcase has gone online. This new format allows all RAA members to be included. The exhibit, which has been held at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse and…

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