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Making History: RAA Member Exhibit at WCHS

May 1 – July 17
Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St

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 Showcase began online. Now it launches a new partnership with the Winona County Historical Society to provide a place to showcase regional artists, offering the public more access to their art. 

Making History is free and open to the public and most art will be for sale. Regular museum admission applies for the History Center main exhibits and archives which is $5 adults, $3 students, free for WCHS members and children 7 and younger. Find more at and visit the virtual gallery at The Winona County History Center is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regional artists are invited to apply online now for future shows! Proposals for all mediums and types of art are welcome. More information and an application link can be found at

The Winona County Historical Society is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Kinstone Opening Weekend

May 1 – 2 | 10:00am – 6:00pm Kinstone | S3439 Cole Bluff Lane | Fountain City, WI 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Winona Grows – A Mystery Art Hunt

April 17 – May 1 Various Locations around Winona 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… Continue Reading

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

April 23-25 | 10:00am-5:00pm Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa 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… Continue Reading

Artists Garage Sale at Mississippi Mornings

May 6, 7, 8, & 9 | 8:00am-5:00pm Mississippi Mornings Art Studio 40341 LaMoille Drive | Winona, MN 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,… Continue Reading

April Jazz Jam

Sunday | April 18 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company 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… Continue Reading

MCA Colored Pencil Techniques Art Class 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… Continue Reading

Jazz Jams Return Starting March 21st

Sunday | March 21 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company 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… Continue Reading