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.

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…

Mn Artists Workshop – Winona

Here is an opportunity to learn more about art and the digital world. Mn Artists, WSU, River Arts Alliance, and the Winona Arts Center are sponsoring this free workshop, You must register to participate. Go to mnartists.org/event/mn-artists-workshop-winona for more information. Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 pm Winona Historical Society 160 Johnson Street Winona, Mn 55987 Mn…

Loss, Healing & Acceptance

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016 — 3:00 PM Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St | Winona MN 55987 Bach composed over 200 sung and orchestrated multi-movement settings called Cantatas. Drawing on scripture, poetry, and prose, and intended as commentary on the Gospel & Sermon, most cantatas were performed in worship. Expressing these universal themes,…

Workshop: Hinged-Lid Box

Saturday, March 5 | 1–4:30 p.m. Winona Arts Center | $35 + $10 supply fee Learn how to make a decorative and functional box with a hinged lid for storing your treasures or giving as a gift. Our boxes will be made of sturdy book board and covered in a combination of book cloth and…

Winona Life Drawing Group Exhibit: “That Tuesday Thing” 

Students of the challenging and time-honored art of drawing from the live model will be exhibiting their work in March at the Midwest Music Store, 168 E. Third Street, from March 1, thru March 31, with an opening reception Thursday March 3, from 5-7 p.m. Artists and attendees at the Tuesday evening gatherings at St….