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Call for Artists: Kinstone Plein Air

Join the Kinstone Autumn Plein Air Days & Art Sale at Kinstone Megalithic Gardens October 3rd & 4th!

  • Artists paint on site Saturday, Oct 3rd from 9am-4pm.
  • The Art sale begins on Sat 4-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm.
  • Registration is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Details and Registration:

Location: S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629

Kinstone is a contemplative, park-like place with spectacular views, intriguing stonework, and natural buildings. This stunning 30-acre bluff-top property has a fabulous view of the Mississippi River as well as over 100 standing stones including three stone circles, megalithic dolmen, classic 7- circuit labyrinth, thatched, cordwood chapel, dry-stack stone sculpture, natural buildings, food forest gardens, raised bed gardens, 2-acre prairie, pond, woodlands, fields and more.

Artists of every drawing/painting medium and every skill level are invited to create plein air works at our Autumn Plein Air Paint Day & Art Sale. Artists may exhibit and sell any works produced during this event.

Our 8th Annual Autumn Open House is from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 4 and we expect a large crowd that afternoon! Extending the exhibition and sale during our Open House event increases exposure and sales for everyone!

For this event, Kinstone will retain 25% of all artist’s sales. Unless otherwise arranged, participating artists must remove their artwork by 6:30pm on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Kinstone is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Fall Jazz Jams Begin

Sunday | September 20 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company As autumn leaves start to fall, H3O Jazz Trio welcomes everyone to an afternoon of jazz at Island City Brewing Company. The MN Dept. of Health has issued new guidelines prohibiting “Open Mic” sessions. Recognizing the need for everyone’s safety and social distancing, this… Continue Reading

Winona Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Board Members

Winona Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome its newest board members Alan Dunbar, Professor of Voice at Winona State University and renowned performer, Gary Evans, founder and retired CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications and recognized community leader, Dan Hall, Regulatory/Quality Systems Manager for RTP and active community volunteer, and Pamela Kimber, Director of Finance for… Continue Reading

Patina is playing at Elmaro Vineyard

Saturday | September 12 | 2:00-5:00pm Elmaro Vineyard | N14756 Delaney Rd Trempealeau, WI Come out to the Elmaro Vineyard on Saturday Sept 12 to enjoy some Elmaro wine and listen to traditional Celtic and original songs and tunes. Patina is a recent winner of the Midwest Music Festival’s Songs of Summer original song… Continue Reading

Playful Postcards: Artist Study MCA’s Playful Postcards program is back, this time lessons will be focused around famous artists. Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and have a little fun sending and receiving colorful postcards. Each student will receive a special art kit to keep that includes everything you need to get started including blank postcards,… Continue Reading

MCA Adult Doodle Club Continues

Weekly on Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Dec. 16 7:00-8:30pm | online Join teaching artist Lisa Douglas and other MCA community members virtually for a live, interactive drop in art session on Wednesday nights 7:30-8 pm, now through Dec. 16, 2020. Each week students will have a chance to unwind from their day as they… Continue Reading

Just Published: What Trees Know by Emilio DeGrazia

In this collection of poems entirely about trees Emilio DeGrazia erases the sharp lines that divide person from thing, and science from poetry. Those “green things standing in the way” have secret lives, strange silent powers, and ancient legendary histories. And today they are crucially important creations full of wonders wide-eyed scientists are trying to… Continue Reading

Jazz returns to the patio at Wellingtons

Thursday | September 3 | 5:00-8:00pm Thursday | October 1 | 5:00-8:00pm Wellington’s Pub and Grill | 1429 Service Dr. After great turnouts in June, July & August, John Paulson (saxes and flute) and Eric Heukeshoven (piano) are returning September 3 and October 1 to perform smooth jazz outside. If the weather is bad,… Continue Reading

Photography Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Friday | September 4 | 3:00-4:30pm Zoom: The WSU Art Department is excited to host acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie over Zoom. Huie will conduct workshops with groups of students and community members on Friday, September 4th. The workshop open to community members is Friday, September 4th at 3pm. Workshops will last approximately… Continue Reading