GRSF and MMAM Host 3rd Annual Valentine’s Bash

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) are once again joining forces to host their Third Annual Valentine’s Bash on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The Valentine’s Bash is part of the Winter Carnival Weekend in Winona.

“The Valentine’s Bash: For the Love of the Arts,” has become a favorite Winona winter event that creates an opportunity for arts lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support two of their favorite Winona Arts organizations at once. Held at the iconic Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00-10:00 p.m., the 2016 Valentine’s Bash will feature a silent and live auction with items highlighting art and experience packages, plenty of sweet and savory treats catered by a variety of local restaurants, music by The Old Fashioneds & Elsa Va, timeless works of love brought to life by actors and poets, access to one of the most prolific art museums in Minnesota, a luminary walk by the beautiful Mississippi River, and more! This event is for all arts-lovers, and individuals as well as groups and couples are encouraged to attend. The Valentine’s Bash is part of the Winona Winter Carnival weekend.

Tickets for the Valentine’s Bash are only $30 per person until February 5, after which prices increase to $35. Space is limited, so early purchases are encouraged. Tickets are available online at under “Event Tickets.” You may also purchase tickets at either Minnesota Marine Art Museum or Great River Shakespeare Festival during their regular business hours. For more information, visit (507-474-6626) or (507-474-9376). All proceeds from the Valentine’s Bash go to support programming at both Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Great River Shakespeare Festival. For additional information on the 2016 Valentine’s Bash, or if you have a donation for the live or silent auction, contact Emily Kurash at or Tove Wiggs at

More information on the Winona Winter Carnival and other participant groups can be found HERE.

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional Equity theatre company in Winona, MN, dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theatre training. Their summer season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 13 years ago. More information about GRSF’s programming can be found at

There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, your nonprofit art museum and educational center supported by over 1,400 members, donors, granters and volunteers. It is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona and is surrounded by acres of native prairie gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. More information about the Museum is available at

GRSF and MMAM are members of the River Arts Alliance.

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