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The October Schmooze

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Wednesday | October 23 | 5:30 to 7:00pm
Ed's (no name) Bar | 252 E 3rd St

Join Jovy Rockey and River Arts Alliance for our October Schmooze. Jovy will speak about her efforts to bring people together by hosting Meet Up nights, stressing the importance of mutual support among artists, finding resources and opportunities, and promoting local arts. We will encourage questions and discussion about how we continue to transform the local community into one that supports local culture.

Jovy is a jewelry artist who owns Jovy Rockey Jewelry Studio + Gallery at 78 E. 3rd St. in Winona. Learn more at

Doors open at 5:30pm for light refreshments and networking. Beverages may be purchased at the bar. The program begins at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicki Englich at .

The River Arts Alliance Art Schmooze is a free bi-monthly event featuring special programs and social time for RAA members and the community.

Information on Cuba Delegation

Saturday | October 19 | 10:30am-12:00pm Paperback and Pieces Bookstore | 429 Mankato Ave. Have you wanted to visit the fascinating country of Cuba? We will be leading a delegation with Witness for Peace focusing on medical care, education, and their socialist government. This trip offers many opportunities to visit medical, educational, and government… Continue Reading

MMAM presents Second Saturday: Autumn Splendor

Saturday | October 12 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum 800 Riverview Dr Welcome fall with open arms at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum Second Saturday. This month’s theme is Autumn Splendor, inspired by the autumnal beauty featured inside and outside MMAM. October’s event offers $1 admission for all, free guided tours, art-making activities,… Continue Reading

The Mysteries Project: To Hades & Back Again

Monday | October 7 Artist Talk: 5:00-6:00pm | Stark Hall, Rm 103 Reception with Artist: 6:00-7:00pm | Watkins Hall Lobby Winona State University The Watkins Gallery at Winona State University is proud to present a 4-channel video installation entitled, The Mysteries Project: To Hades & Back Again by artist Joellyn Rock. The Mysteries Project revisits… Continue Reading

Main Event at Old Main

Saturday | September 21 | 2:00-7:00pm Old Main | 3rd Floor Auditorium 20869 College Ave | Galesville, WI Join us for the 2019 Main Event Fundraiser! Proceeds from Main Event help ensure our doors remain open and allow our programs to continue and expand. The event is free and open to the public but… Continue Reading

Family Art Day 2019 – Thank You!

The River Arts Alliance (RAA) Board of Directors is grateful to everyone who helped make Family Art Day 2019 a wonderful success. Over 500 people attended on September 7, exploring their creativity through a variety of art forms. Family Art Day is always free and open to everyone of all abilities and backgrounds. We thank… Continue Reading

MMAM September Second Saturday: Artful Paws

Saturday | September 14 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum Join the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for the September Second Saturday, featuring $1 admission and special themed activities based on September’s theme, ‘Artful Paws’ inspired by MMAM’s current exhibition, Seth Casteel: Underwater Dogs, on view now!! Activities include special guided tours including MMAM highlights… Continue Reading

Nature/Nurture: Paintings by Julie Johnston

Opening Reception: Saturday | September 14 | 5:00-7:00pm Exhibit: September 14 – October 6, 2019 Red Horse Gallery | 116 S Main St | Fountain City, WI Nature/Nurture is an exhibit of area painter Julie Johnston’s lastest work as well as her Southeastern Women Farmers. Meet the artist and enjoy lovely refreshments at the… Continue Reading

Family Art Day 2019

Family Art Day: Create, Explore, Discover! Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 10am-2pm Jaycee Pavilion | East Lake | Winona The River Arts Alliance is proud to present the 12th annual of Family Art Day! This ever-popular event allows participants of all ages and abilities to try their hand a variety of art forms. The… Continue Reading