Category Archives: Events

Making History Closing Reception

Friday | July 16 | 4:00-6:00pm
Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson Street

Making History the River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit & Showcase opened May 1, 2021 in the new Slaggie Family Lobby Gallery in the Winona County History Center. COVID-19 restrictions in May prevented a “grand” opening to the new gallery space and exhibit, but there will be a “grand” closing reception on Friday, July 16 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Please join RAA and the Winona County Historical Society for this launch of their partnership bringing art to the community. Feel the beauty of art displayed in the new gallery, meet the artists and make your selection from pieces that are for sale. Hors d’oeuvres provided, and a cash bar will be available for refreshments.

Next up is Wild Knowing featuring the work of fiber artist Anita Jain. An opening reception will be Friday July 23, 4 – 6 p.m. and the exhibition will run July 23 – August 29. Anita was born in Finland and now lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Finnish folklore and nature inspire her art. Her work has been shown at the American Swedish Institute, Perpich Center for Arts, Nordic Center, Duluth, MN, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Textile Museum of Finland, Kortteli Museum of Kuopio, Finland, and Art Factory of Porvoo, Finland.

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Crossings Book Launch

Thursday | June 24 | 6:00pm Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St Join us for a book launch of the recently-published anthology, Crossings: An Anthology of the Poets Laureate of Winona Minnesota, edited by Ken McCullough, published by Shipwreckt Books. The readers will be James Armstrong, Ken McCullough, Emilio DeGrazia and Lukas Ramsey,… Continue Reading

Julia Crozier / New Work

Opening Reception: Friday | May 28 | 6:00-8:00pm Exhibit: May 28 through July 30 Red Horse Gallery | 116 S Main St | Fountain City, WI Julia Crozier, Winona artist, and John Sagan, owner of The Red Horse Gallery of Fountain City welcome one and all to the first exhibit at the Red Horse… Continue Reading

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

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

Billy X Curmano joins a Zoom “Evening of Vegan Healing Actions”

Friday | February 26 | 6:00pm (7:00pm EST) Noche Ritual – Franklin Furnace ( Nicolás with The Interior Beauty Salon holds space online at Franklin Furnace’s Loft for a group of creatives around the Earth to enact a series of vegan rituals. These micro-actions, carried on from homes from Rio de Janeiro to The Bronx,… Continue Reading

River Arts Alliance Annual Meeting

Wednesday | January 27 | 6:00pm ZOOM – link below Agenda and 2020 Meeting Notes – pdf Like so many others, RAA has been adapting to this new life with COVID and physical distancing, so our Annual Meeting will be held online. We had hoped that we would be able to meet in person by… Continue Reading

Nicole Havekost: Chthonic

Wednesday | January 20 | 5pm Nicole Havekost will present work from her exhibition, Chthonic, currently installed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The term “chthonic” refers to mythological creatures, which Havekost has created from felt and installed as large-scale sculptures throughout the gallery space. Havekost lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned a… Continue Reading