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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 be treated to live music by Patina, a raptor demonstration, kids painting and story time, bagpipes in the Great Stone Circle and more! Make sure to visit our baby goats Razz and Liberty, too! Razz was born to mama goat Jelly on April 2. Liberty joined the group this week as a friend to Razz, who was born on March 18 at Valley of the Goats Farm.
  • World Labyrinth Day! Come walk the Kinstone Labyrinth with Kristine at 1pm on Saturday, May 1 and be a part of a rolling wave of peace around the world called the “Walk as One at 1” in celebration of World Labyrinth Day.
  • Plein Air Paint Outs! We have a Plein Air Paint Out day on May 1. Artists of every skill level and painting medium are invited to come paint outdoors at Kinstone!

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


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

Join Frozen River Film Festival for a Virtual Trivia Night fundraiser!

Wednesday | December 16 | 7:00pm Register: Get your team together for a fun evening of friendly competition, hosted by guest celebrity Alan Bailey, 5-time undefeated "Jeopardy!" champion and professional game-show trivia writer. We are partnering with Island City Brewing Company: all participants can purchase a growler or crowler from ICBC for 25% off,… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Winona Arts Center – update on accessibility renovations

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at It has long been a dream to renovate the Winona Arts Center to make it accessible to all visitors. The “Give Arts a Lift” fundraising campaign kicked off in 2016, construction… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk: Silver Studio Jewelry Artists – unique jewelry pieces

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at Operating out of their home in Rochester, MN, Rick and Maryann Frietsche have been making jewelry together for over 10 years. “The art shows for 2020 that we had planned attend… Continue Reading