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.

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…

Winona Art Walk: Jean Mueller – contemporary fiber art

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. “During the virus it has been difficult to see and feel the inspiration of other contemporary fiber work. I miss that aspect of inspiration. I have found the virtual aspect to…

Winona Art Walk: Patsy King – acrylic paintings

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. “Why do I paint? Because I enjoy it! I like creating something that is all mine (a little selfish maybe, but we all need that). I also enjoy adding some beauty…

Winona Art Walk: Julie Johnston – colorful, impressionistic oil and pastel painting

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 light of the challenges surrounding us this past year I have done more sketching than painting. Paddling on and hiking around the river and lakes in our beautiful SE Minnesota…