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From a mansion to music – explore Rockwell Kent's connections to Winona.Thu, Jan 3, 2013 - Sun, Mar 10, 2013 Learn more Go to map
A music-drama by Enid Futterman and Michael Cohen featuring Winona’s own Vanessa Gamble as ANNE FRANK.Theatre du Mississippi and Winona State University Department of Theatre & Dance present the inspiring story of a young girl standing tip-toe on the edge of her future during a time of hatred and intolerance. Performances are January 3rd-5th at 7:30pm. and January 6th at 3:00pm.Thu, Jan 3, 2013 - Sun, Jan 6, 2013 Learn more
An acclaimed ecologist and author, Sandra Steingraber explores the link between human rights and the environment, with a focus on chemical contamination. She takes a personal and scientific look at these issues and offers insight into how we can protect our environment and ourselves.Thu, Jan 24, 2013 Learn more
A unique mix of narration with multi-media enhancements provides a way to tell the story of a grandfather’s role in World War II, unknown to all until the grandson dug into the past. The show includes WWII film footage shot with a home movie camera of the liberation of a Czech town.Thu, Jan 31, 2013 Learn more
After a short introduction at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center, we'll drive up the road to the 27,000 acre Wildlife Management Area for a ski trek out to the Marnach House, a stone home built by Luxemburg pioneers. Enjoy the solitude of the Whitewater Valley in wintertime as you learn about the settlement of the area. Bring your own skis! Reservations are required. Sign up by email at [email protected]Sun, Feb 3, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Family historian researcher Sandy Mochal Thalmann will teach attendees how to search their family's military service history using the latest research tools.Mon, Feb 4, 2013 - Wed, Jan 30, 2013 Learn more Go to map
On the hundredth anniversary of Rockwell Ken's stay in Winona, the Winona community is proud to celebrate the artist with a week-long festival featuring exhibits of his works and other activites that illustrate his importance as an international artist.Wed, Feb 6, 2013 - Sun, Feb 10, 2013 Learn more
This is selection of Kent’s graphic works. The opening reception will be from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, and is part of Winona’s Progressive Reception and Opening Ceremony of the Rockwell Kent Festival. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.Wed, Feb 6, 2013 - Wed, Feb 27, 2013 Learn more
Journalist Jay Walljasper is the author of All that We Share, A Field Guide to the Commons, and The Great Neighborhood Book. He focuses on how people can revitalize local communities, create strong partnerships in order to find solutions to local problems, and learn to value the common areas that we all share within a community.Thu, Feb 7, 2013 Learn more
Chili from area restaurants will be available and features mild and spicy chili which will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. The chili will also be available to the public for just $7 all you can eat, and the public is invited to judge the chili to determine the winner of this year's Public Tasters' Choice Award. In addition, there will be hot dogs, chips, pop, and other food and beverages available for purchase.Sat, Feb 9, 2013 Learn more
Valentine Crafts will be offered all afternoon in the classroom, many area clubs and organizations will be in Wanek Hall offering information and demonstrations and a wide array of treats will be served for some light refreshments. Free admission.Sun, Feb 10, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Some of the prominent historical artists in the exhibition include Seth Eastmen, Francis Jaques, Ferdinand Reichardt, and Adolf Dehn. Accomplished contemporary artists like Fred Anderson and Mary Jo Van Dell are also included.
This remarkable exhibition was created with guest curator Brian Szott of the Minnesota Historical Society. There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a nonprofit art museum and educational center in Winona supported by over 1,000 people and organizations. More information can be found by visiting www.minnesotamarineart.org.Thu, Feb 21, 2013 - Thu, May 23, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Join the park Naturalist and find out which birds are common in the park and your own backyards during winter. Also, find out how to attract these feathered friends and set up your own bird feeding area that you can watch all year long! For more information contact: Mike at Great at507-643-6849 or e-mail at [email protected]Sat, Feb 23, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Billy X. Curmano is a local and seasoned artist and writer that shares his adventures in live art performances.Expect an intermedia event with readings, video screening and live music.Wed, Feb 27, 2013 Learn more Go to map
This exhibition brings to audiences of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum the fine art photography of Cameron Glendenning – a seasoned, 2-time Emmy Award winning videographer for Discovery Channel’s television show Deadliest Catch.Fri, Mar 15, 2013 - Thu, May 23, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Meet Eileen Ivers and learn more about Irish music and the fiddle.Rooted in Irish traditional music since the age of eight, Eileen proceeded to win nine All-Ireland fiddle championships. Free and open to the public.Sat, Mar 16, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Location: Many venues throughout Winona
Mid West Music Fest was born in 2010 when AmeriCorps volunteer Sam Brown was stationed in the historic city of Winona, beautifully nestled between the bluffs and the Mississippi River. Boasting three institutions of higher education and a blossoming arts scene including the annual Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Boats and Bluegrass and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Sam quickly fell in love with his new community and planted his ambitious idea amongst a group of eager new friends.
His idea was to bring together more bands and musical acts at various venues around the community to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Loosely modeled on Salem OR’s Cherry City Music Fest, Portland’s MusicfestNW and Austin’s South by Southwest, MWMF grew as an all-ages, all-genres volunteer-driven summer festival–held on more than a dozen stages throughout Winona.
2013 musical guests included Astronautalis, The Big Wu, Claudia Schmidt, Willie Murphy, Charlie Parr, Retribution Gospel Choir, Apollo Cobra, The Pines, Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps, Halloween Alaska, The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings, Chastity Brown and Reed Grimm plus more than 100 other local and regional musical acts.
Let the music play
The hills are alive
And then there was music
30 regional artists working in a wide range of genres open their studios and galleries for discussion, demonstration and exhibiting items for sale. Media include painting, pottery, fiber, glass, metal, lithographs and jewelry.Fri, Apr 26, 2013 - Sun, Apr 28, 2013 Learn more
Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. The 100 Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona north to Red Wing on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City north to Prescott on the Wisconsin side of the River.Fri, May 3, 2013 - Sun, May 5, 2013 Learn more
This event will take place in historic downtown Winona.Sat, Jun 22, 2013 Learn more
Dale Warland, celebrated American musician, has made an indelible impression on the landscape of contemporary choral music both nationally and internationally. During his time with the Dale Warland Singers, he shaped a vocal ensemble known for its exquisite sound, technical finesse, and stylistic range. From that platform, Warland not only mastered the traditional repertoire, but also commissioned 270 new choral works.
The music world has responded by bestowing its highest honors on Warland, including the 2006 Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia’s Individual Leadership in Choral Music Award, the Champion of New Music Award from the American Composers Forum (2005), Honorary Doctorates from Macalester College and the University of Minnesota (2004). a Distinguished Master Artist Award from the University of South Florida (2004), a Grammy nomination of Walden Pond for best choral performance (2003), the prestigious ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Victor Herbert Award (2003) in recognition of Warland’s artistic contributions, the Sally Irvine Ordway Award for Vision (2003), and a special award from Chorus America and ASCAP for Warland’s “pioneering vision, leadership and commitment to commissioning and performing new choral works at the highest level of artistry” (2002).Sat, Jul 20, 2013 Learn more Go to map
The River Arts Alliance and Winona Parks & Rec are happy to announce the sixth year of the Family Art Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 7, from 10am to 2:30pm at the Jaycee Pavilion.
Family Art Day is an interactive art adventure for all ages. The goal of the art day is to celebrate the arts through fun family art activities which promote arts in the community through hands-on activities and experiential learning that provide exposure to different art mediums and develop appreciation for the processes of making art while having FUN!!!
Attendees can try their hand at throwing a pot on a wheel, make a glove doll, painting a mural, and many other art projects, and they will be able to move from one activity to another through the course of the day. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information and updates contact the City of Winona Parks Department at 507-457-8258 or visit www.cityofwinona-mn.com.Sat, Sep 7, 2013 Learn more Go to map
The inaugural Cedar Valley Rally will fill the hills with music on Saturday, September 7, when the first-ever music festival opens its gates six miles down County Road 9 just south of Winona.
The event will feature 10 bands including Beet Root Stew, Manfort, and Tour Funk, as well as kids activities, hay rides, lawn games, a pig roast, mountain biking trails, wood fired pizzas, and beverage concessions. Camping and trout fishing are available on the site, which is located in pristine Cedar Valley. The gates open at noon, and music starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $30 in advance at Bluff Country Co-op and Ed’s (no name) Bar. Admission at the gate is $35, and children 15 and under are free. For more information visit briggsoutdoors.com.Sat, Sep 7, 2013 Learn more Go to map
Where stories are told
The Frozen River Film Festival brings together dozens of fascinating independent documentaries on every subject as well as workshops, speakers, music and, of course, food.
A sampling of titles from the 2013 festival: Price of Sand, Wild Bill’s Run, World Peace and other fourth grade achievements, The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks, The Waiting Room, Volunteer, Vanishing of the Bees, Race to Nowhere, Shakespeare High and Sidewalk Sonata.
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