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.

Expanding Perspectives at WSU

Winona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity Office is growing its outreach and offerings to serve all students, the campus community, and the greater Winona community at large. During the week of February 10, Dr. Jonathan Locust, Director, invites everyone to participate in a program series entitled Expanding Perspectives, to be held each night of the…

Second Saturdays at MMAM – Love Struck: Exploring the Ways Love & Connect

Saturday | February 8 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr www.mmam.org/secondsaturdays Second Saturdays at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum are back! On February 8th, join us as we find new ways to fall in love with art through guided tours, art-making activities, live-music, poetry strolls, bingo, and artist demonstrations. Admission is…

Raising Hell: The Restoration of the Masonic Theatre Scenic Drops

Sunday | February 9 | 3:30pm Somsen Hall | WSU The historic Winona Masonic Theatre was home to a collection of 98 hand-painted scenic drops dating back to the early 1900s and used by the Winona Masons for their Scottish Rite initiation ceremonies. Due to water damage and safety concerns, the City of Winona decided…

Dancescape 2020: Celebrating 30 Years on Stage

Thursday | February 13 | 7:30pm Friday | February 14 | 7:30pm Saturday | February 15 | 7:30pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage DuFresne Performing Arts Center The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dancescape 2020.  Dancescape, a Winona State tradition since 1990, is celebrating 30 years of dance in our community. Dancescape…

Nia and the Martial Arts

Saturday | February 8 | 10:30am-12:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Nia has three martial arts movement forms incorporated in the practice.  We’ll learn about the three martial arts in Nia: Tai’ Chi, Tae Kwan Do, and Aikido.  We learn how some movement is slow and deliberate, some movements flow for precision, and…

Frozen River Film Festival – Season 15!

The Frozen River Film Festival —Minnesota’s only all-documentary film festival—celebrates their 15th season this year with over 80 films from around the world presented during the festival week (February 5-9). Beginning Wednesday night, February 5, at the Winona Senior High School, Winonans can take advantage of the Wednesday Double Header film night. A single ticket…

MCA “Frozen” Dance and Art Adventure Workshop

Saturday | February 8 | 12:15-2:15pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W Howard (10th) St mca.smumn.edu/about/register/ There will be miles of smiles as students dance and craft their way through a magical journey unleashing their imaginations in this workshop centered around the movie “Frozen”. Perfectly timed to align with Winona’s Winter Carnival celebration and…

Kay Shaw at Winona Bird Club Meeting

Wednesday | February 5 | 7:00-9:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Winona photographer Kay Shaw will present the program at the Winona Bird Club meeting. Her program, Attack in the Wetlands, will document a unique natural event she witnessed in May, 2019 in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, where trumpeter swans attacked a…

Methodist Ham Ball Dinner

Saturday | February 1 | 11:30am-1:00pm Wesley United Methodist Church The Charles Wesley Center for Sacred Music and Arts will again offer a Methodist Ham Ball dinner at the Wesley UMC. The menu is Methodist Ham Balls with Charlie’s Cheesy Potatoes, drink, and dessert for $12.00. Tickets are available at Midtown Foods and at the…

Patina at Elmaro

Saturday | January 25 | 2:00-5:00pm Elmaro Vineyard N14756 Delaney Rd | Trempealeau, WI patinatheband.com/index.php/gigs/ This is a great chance to listen to some lively Irish music while you sip a few of Elmaro’s award winning wines. Patina will perform their own blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes mixed with some originals, covers and…