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.

Member Spotlight: Virginia Huber

What does one do when traveling through Winona and stopping for lunch at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse during the Member Exhibit? You join River Arts Alliance, of course! For December, we are putting Virginia Huber in the spotlight. She discovered RAA and knew she wanted to be a part of what we are doing. Though…

Finding Inspiration in Old Socks

Sometimes, inspiration can be found in the most mundane places. Catherine Tuggle shares her reimagining of what a pile of old socks could be. Where do you find inspiration? Send your story to editor@riverartsalliance.org. It was when my sons, Jack and Ed, went to college that their graying, smelly tube socks gained value. In order…

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

This holiday season, Hywel Taff Roberts will do a reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” that will broadcast on HBC Channel 20 on Christmas Eve day at 1p.m. and 9:30p.m. and on Christmas Day at 10a.m and 5p.m.The presentation will also air on You Tube and Facebook from Christmas Eve Day to…

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

Wednesday | December 16 | 7:00pm Register: frff.org/trivia 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,…

MCA 2020 Holiday Tap Jam (Virtual)

Friday | December 18 | 4:15-7:45pm Virtual mca.smumn.edu/classes-programs/dance/tap-and-jazz/ Calling ALL tappers ages five and older! MCA’s (Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts) Annual Holiday Tap Jam is going virtual. Tap students are invited to participate in this fun-filled Holiday Tap Jam. This jam is open to tappers everywhere. Participants will be given access to a video…

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 facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. 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…

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 facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. 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…

Winona Art Walk: Teresa Schumaker – pottery

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “I have participated in the Winona Art Walk for the past seven years. I am so happy to be part of our first Virtual Winona Art Walk! We are all adjusting…

Winona Art Walk: Jack Rumpel – functional ceramics

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. “My work is functional, high-fire stoneware pottery for everyday use. It’s comfortable to use and pleasing to look at. It has been described as ‘quiet and confident.’ Recently, I have focused…

Winona Art Walk: Anne Scott Plummer – stoneware

River Arts Alliance will feature a different artist each day, in alphabetical order. Watch for the updates here on the website and at facebook.com/RiverArtsAlliance. In addition to samples of her work, Anne takes us on a tour of her gallery, Island City Clayspace. In her retirement from teaching art at WSU, she has returned to…