River Arts Alliance supports and celebrates regional arts and culture by organizing educational programs, community events, and public art projects while promoting opportunities for artists and facilitating collaborations between organizations in the Winona region.

Winona Writers Group – June Virtual Meeting

Friday | June 12 | 3:30-5:30pm may end early, depending on how many readers participate Zoom (details below) Feel free to use these prompts below, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting, we will not have copies of each other’s work. We will read aloud, then share verbal comments…

MCA offers Virtual Summer Camps

Where Nature Meets Art: June 8-11 Hero Camp: June 15-18 Journey Around the World: June 22-26 (times for all depend on age)mca.smumn.edu/mcaonline/ Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce a variety of exciting online offerings. Offerings will be online at least through July 31, MCA continually monitoring the situation and recommendations from…

From Talismans to Comfort Items

Billy X. Curmano and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo perform with a Zoom Audience Thursday | June 4 | 7:30pm Presented at Dixon Place NYC as part of DPTV To RSVP and receive a Zoom link and passcode, contact Nicolás: indioclaro@hotmail.com Two friends cloistered in their living quarters and studios, one by the Mississippi River…

Creative Aging Art in a Box Class

mca.smumn.edu/2020/05/15/creative-aging-art-in-a-box-class/ At this time the doors to the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) brick and mortar home, the Valencia Arts Center, are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, the dedicated staff and faculty are working hard to bring the arts, routine, and community right into your living room (kitchen, bedroom, or garage). Until…

Member Spotlight – Eric Heukeshoven and the H3O Jazz Trio

H3O Jazz Trio features a father and his two sons. They began playing together when the younger son, Max, was only 14 years old. Along with older brother Hans on drums and vibes and dad Eric on the piano the group was asked to play for a private pool party and haven’t stopped since! A….

Winona Fine Arts Commission Chalk the Walk

The Winona Fine Arts Commission launches the Winona Chalk the Walk program for City of Winona residents. Through this program, the Fine Arts Commission strives to provide a creative and fun outlet for the community by offering high-quality art education and accessible materials for all ages in this time of crisis. Residents can sign up…

Creatives’ Convening

Thursday | May 28 | 5:00-6:00pm Zoom | www.facebook.com/events/1075591256154473/ Please join Winona’s Creative Laureate Sarah Johnson and other area creatives for another virtual happy hour to connect with one another, check-in about how we are doing, and to share strategies for self-care in this strange time. Please share this invite with other creatives who may…

Minnesota Statewide call for visual artists for digital commissions and coaching

Hennepin Theatre Trust partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to produce ten works of original artwork by Minnesota-based artists to be featured on digital billboards across the region with messages of hope and gratitude to those who are working on the front lines during the stay-at-home period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven artists from diverse backgrounds…

Winona Writers Group – May Virtual Meeting

Friday | May 8 | 3:30-5:30pm Zoom (details below) Feel free to use these prompts below, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting, we will not have copies of each other’s work. We will read aloud, then share verbal comments and suggestions. We may be able to share digital…

Creatives’ Convening

Friday | April 24 | 5:00-6:00pm www.facebook.com/events/526889007957695/ Winona’s Creative Laureate Sarah Johnson will host a virtual happy hour for creatives of all kinds. The focus of this will be to connect with one another, check in on how creatives are doing, and share some strategies for self-care during this strange time. Sarah will be facilitating…