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.

4th Annual Great River Writes Kickoff Event

Thursday | November 5 | 6:00pm www.facebook.com/GreatRiverWrites Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join us for the 4th annual Great River Writes series with keynote kickoff speaker and poet Jaki Shelton Green. We’re thrilled to welcome this dynamic author and artist to our writing series. The event will be held on Zoom and…

Winona Poetry Walk Kick Off Event

Friday | October 30 | 5:30-6:30pm Blooming Ground Coffeehouse www.facebook.com/winonafineartscommission/ The Winona Fine Arts Commission and the City of Winona are very pleased to announce the new public art initiative. The Winona Poetry Walk is installed and ready to experience. There will be a launching ceremony, free of charge, with many of the Poets reading…

FRFF presents Attempting the Northwest Passage

Frozen River Film Festival is presenting the locally made film Attempting the Northwest Passage. It is available for viewing free of charge through October 24, 2020 through the Frozen River Film Festival’s online screening platform (frff.eventive.org). In the summer of 2014, Taff Roberts, of Winona, and his fellow crew members attempted to sail the Northwest…

October Jazz Jam Rescheduled

Sunday | October 25 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com Due to forecasted chilly temps and chance of snow on October 18th, this month’s Jazz Jam has been rescheduled to Sunday October 25 on the Island City patio from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – weather permitting! MN Dept. of Health guidelines currently prohibit “Open…

GRSF Seeks Scary Stories for Live Reading

www.facebook.com/GreatRiverShakes/ GRSF will be hosting a live virtual spooky-scary story event on Sunday, November 1st. Some favorite GRSF actors will be reading thrilling and chilling selections – and they need your help! Do you have an original spooky/scary story you’ve written? Maybe there’s a story someone else wrote that you’d like to hear on a…

Fall Jazz Jams Continue

Sunday | October 18 | 2:30-5:30pm Island City Brewing Company H3OJazz.com Last month, H3O Jazz Trio welcomed many music lovers to an afternoon of jazz. Weather permitting, they will continue the third Sunday tradition in October on the Island City patio. MN Dept. of Health guidelines currently prohibit “Open Mic” sessions. Recognizing the need for…

Voices From the Past Cemetery Walk – History at a Distance

Saturday | October 10 | 12:00-5:00pm Sunday | October 11 | 12:00-5:00pm Woodlawn Cemetery www.winonahistory.org/voicesfromthepast.html Indoor Seated Performance of Sites – Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at the History Center (Reservation Only – see event website for details) Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students, $3 Youth 12 and younger. Taken at gate or buy a pass…

The Colors and Spaces Between You & Me – Sarah Johnson & Sharon Mansur

Saturday | October 3 | 11:30am (Rain Date – Saturday | October 4 | 11:30am) www.facebook.com/events/656405885017923/ Tune in via Facebook Live on Saturday for a virtually vibrant and creatively colorful art event! Sarah Johnson’s Winona Color Project meets Sharon Mansur’s “…in the space between” project for another creative collaboration for this dynamic duo, building on…

Member Spotlight: Kristine Beck and Kinstone

Kinstone is a modern megalithic garden in rural Fountain City, WI. It was created by Kristine Beck on a portion of land that has been in her family for generations. She began developing Kinstone in 2011 and it has become her lifework. It started as a personal project to build a stone circle. It has…

“The Billy X Kids Mural” – Walk, Ride, Fly or Drive-by Installation Celebration

Contemporary American artist, Billy X Curmano, led a performative mural painting workshop in the College for Kids program at Winona State University, Winona, MN (circ. 1990). The kids are grown and records are lost. The two 4’ x 8’ mural sections have spent their lives in storage up until now. Finally, “The Billy X Kids…