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.

Spring – Drop-in & Draw

WHEN: On going Mondays, 10am-noon LED BY: Mary Coughlan • 608-525-0050 • mcoughlan@centurylink.net The Winona Arts Center’s Drop-in & Draw, for adults, will begin meeting again for the spring on Monday April 4th from 10:00am – noon. This series of Monday morning classes is for beginning artists who would like to gain insight into how…

WSU Faculty Recital – Deanne Mohr, Piano

Deanne Mohr, Faculty Piano Recital Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30pm Winona State University Performing Arts Center WSU’s Department of Music will host a faculty recital featuring Deanne Mohr on piano. Mohr will present works from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen.  Dr. Deanne Mohr Canadian pianist Deanne Mohr received her Bachelor of Music degree with great distinction…

Baroque Music for Strings

Central Lutheran Church, Winona, presents “Baroque Music for Strings” Featuring Acclaimed Violinist Sigiswald Kuijken Saturday April 2, 7:30 pm   Every profession has its pioneers and superstars: Cello lovers have Yo-Yo Ma. Minnesota theatre audience have Tyrone Guthrie. Vikings fans have Fran Tarkenton. In the world of historically authentic and interesting performances of Baroque music,…

Poet Mai’a Williams to Read at the Book Shelf

On Tuesday, April 5th, poet, journalist, anthologist and social activist Mai’a Williams will read from her poetry as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The reading will be held at the Book Shelf, 162 W.2nd St., Winona, and will begin at 7pm. After a short break and book signing, there will be an open mic….

Art Muse WSU Student Exhibition

Art Muse All-Student Juried Exhibition EXHIBITION DATES: March 21 – April 7, 2016 Watkins Gallery, Watkins Hall, Winona State University Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, March 23, 4:00-5:30 Awards will announced at 5pm Juror: Simon Huelsbeck, Professor of Painting & Drawing, Rochester Community and Technical College Watkins Gallery Hours: Monday-Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm…

Downtown Winona Art in the Windows Project

It is not too late to sign up for our Art in the Windows collaboration between Winona artists and Downtown Businesses. We have artists who have signed up for this promotion, but it has come to my attention that there may be some confusion about this promotion. Artists choose works that they wish to sell….

Full House for Winona Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concert

In 1907 the Musical Literacy Society in Winona offered a young violinist and music teacher the opportunity to be the founding conductor of a brand new orchestra. Much like today, Winona was a thriving arts community and it was excited to expand into the area of live symphonic music. Carl Ruggles went on to achieve…

Julia Crozier – One Woman Exhibit

March 4 – April 29, 2016 Performing Arts Center Lobby Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Julia Crozier grew up in Minnesota in a family of artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Her father is a professional artist, and that had a profound effect on the direction her life took. She learned to paint outdoors with watercolors…

GRSF Spring Design Preview

Great River Shakespeare Festival invites the public to the Spring Design Preview on Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Winona County History Center to hear exciting announcements about casting, design and more for Season 13. Each spring, Great River Shakespeare Festival’s design and production team gathers in Winona to prepare for the upcoming…

Shakespeare in the Schools

Great River Shakespeare Festival is pleased to partner with five area schools to offer Shakespeare in the Schools to local students. The Winona Senior High School’s performance of The Winter’s Tale will be on Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at WSHS. This year, Great River Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists Stephanie Lambourn and Jess Shoemaker…