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.

Jazz Duo at Wellington’s 8/6, 9/3 and 10/1

Thursday | August 6 | 5:00-8:00pm Thursday | September 3 | 5:00-8:00pm Thursday | October 1 | 5:00-8:00pm After a great start playing at the opening of Wellington’s patio in June, John Paulson (saxes and flute) and Eric Heukeshoven (piano) are returning on the first Thursday of the month to perform smooth jazz outside at…

Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Closing Event

Traditionally, the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest has held an annual Closing Event in partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF). Because we are unable to host a large in-person event this year, we are taking the opportunity to re-invent the celebration. What does that mean? Potentially the largest audience ever! The Closing Event is…

MCA Tap Camp (Virtual with Bonus outside in-person gathering)

Monday-Thursday, Aug. 10-13 Bonus event on Friday, Aug. 14 (times dependent on level) mca.smumn.edu/2020/07/22/tap-camp-2020/ Join MCA for an exciting week of rhythm! Each day campers will receive a pre-recorded tap lesson including a warm-up, technique lesson, & combinations. Students will then have the opportunity to meet up virtually over Zoom with instructors/classmates each evening to…

MCA Oil Pastels Class in Partnership with Winona Friendship Center

Thursdays | August 6-27 | 1:00-2:00pm Zoom | mca.smumn.edu/2020/07/14/oilpastelsfriendshipcenter/ The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is so excited to be partnering with the Winona Friendship Center and continuing to offer a unique programs geared towards adults ages 55+. Each participant will get a package of supplies to create with over the 4-week period. Registrations…

Kinstone Summer Plein Air Paint Day and Art Sale

Saturday | August 1 | 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday | August 2 | 10:00am-6:00pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI www.kinstonecircle.com/event/summer-plein-air-paint-day/ Artists of every painting medium and every skill level are invited to create plein air works at the Kinstone Summer Plein Air Paint Day & Art Sale at Kinstone Megalithic Gardens. Participating…

Member Spotlight: Frank and Ruth Bures

For 40 years, you’ve seen this musical couple every Wednesday evening in the summer, playing clarinet in the bandshell. No doubt, you’ve stopped to discuss their musical t-shirts or listen to a bad dad joke or two from Frank. They are one of many couples who have helped make Winona a vibrant arts community over…

Island City Jazz Jam Rolls On

Sunday | July 26 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com The July Jam with H3O Jazz Trio will be one week later than usual on the patio at Island City Brewing Company. After a three month “vacation”, the monthly Island City Jazz Jams began again in June with an enthusiastic and socially distanced audience…

Frozen River Film Festival to Present John Latsch Film as Part of Online Film Series

Frozen River Film Festival will present the documentary short film, John Latsch: The Man & His River, by Winona filmmaker Mary Farrell and written by Winonan, Frances Edstrom, beginning Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:00pm. The film screening will include a musical prelude by Mike Munson who composed music for the film, and a Q&A…

Dance Photography with Ron McKinney

Friday | July 17 | 4:00-5:15pm mca.smumn.edu/2020/06/28/unique-workshops-for-performing-artists/ Join professional photographer and Pas de Deux Photo Co-founder, Ron McKinney for a interactive virtual workshop learn about Dance Photography and what a career in it looks like. This workshop is part Careers in Dance, a 3-workshop series during MCA’s 2020 Summer Dance Intensive during July 2020. To…

Shoes & Elephants: An Exhibit by Kathy Schoen

Kathy Schoen is a local watercolorist who will have a virtual exhibit through the Winona Public Library from July 10th to August 10th. Schoen’s exhibit is in three parts. The first part of the exhibit features shoes as part of a series called Shoes in Our Lifetime. The series features pictures of shoes and their…

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