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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, children’s activities, and, of course, food.
A sampling of titles from the 2014 festival: Blood Brother, Dear Governor Cuomo, Forgive Me Mother, Fracknation, God Loves Uganda, Maidentrip, Muse of Fire, The Last Wild Race, The List, Uranium Drive-In, and 30 more.
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Why Everybody Loves Winona, a blog:
Some Like it Frozen
Frozen river by the frozen river
It’s showtime in Winona
FUNDRAISER Concert Friday, Feb. 21 at 8pm at the Masonic Temple, Winona, MN
$20 now or $25 at the door. Get your tickets online or purchase them at: Chapter 2 Books at 121 West 3rd St. in Winona. Help us keep the Live at the Levee events free while experiencing an UNFORGETTABLE night of music. Don’t miss this one!Fri, Feb 21, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join members of De Temps Antan to celebrate their Quebecios heritage as they introduce the history of French settlement, the music it created, and how they each explore the intersection of tradition and today.Fri, Mar 14, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join Great River Shakespeare Festival and their design team for glimpse into the process of planning and designing for Season 11.Sun, Mar 23, 2014 Learn more Go to map
On display are pages from Bradford’s book with original photographs; several of his original oil paintings; and arctic paintings by George Ottinger, Louis Dodd, John Stobart and Gordon Grant.Sun, Mar 23, 2014 - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Every Saturday tours of Winona will depart at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM from the Holiday Inn Express, the Winona Plaza Hotel, and the Riverport Inn. Each tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes, will immerse you in the history of Winona.Sat, Apr 5, 2014 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 Learn more
The Trester Trolley will be focusing on the historical architecture of Winona’s west end. These tours will depart the Winona Mall’s main entrance every Wednesday at 6:30 pm and will last approximately one hour.Wed, Apr 9, 2014 - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 Learn more Go to map
This educational exhibition highlights Japan’s rich cultural history.Fri, Apr 18, 2014 - Sat, Jun 21, 2014 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.
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 25, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014 Learn more
This is a staged reading to benefit Live @ the Levee concerts.The play is based on the real life story of Dorothy Eady, an eccentric British woman who became one of the world’s foremost experts in Egyptology with no formal training at all.Thu, May 1, 2014 - Fri, May 2, 2014 Learn more Go to map
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 2, 2014 - Sun, May 4, 2014 Learn more
The Polish Cultural Institute presents a traditional Polish festival diner celebrating the 223nd anniversary of Poland’s Constitution. There will be musical entertainment and a presentation of the Hall of Fame recipient.Sat, May 3, 2014 Learn more Go to map
The purpose of this FREE event open to the public, is to give kids of ALL ages the opportunity to explore trucks/vehicles, pose for photos, learn what the trucks do, and ask the vehicle operator questions about all the different components on their trucks. Vehicles such as construction, emergency, transportation, military, utility, delivery will be available to experience. This event will close Center Street between 2nd and 3rd, and 3rd Street between Main Street and Lafayette StreetSat, May 17, 2014 Learn more
Staff from the National Eagle Center in Wabasha will share with us the tremendous comeback story of our national bird. With a live eagle they will introduce the bald eagle’s life history and why the Mississippi River and the Blufflands are so important to the eagle’s survival. Bring your camera!
Sat, May 24, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Author of many works of fiction, poetry and journalism, including Bleu: Selected Poems
1967 – 1998 and Ondine & the Blue Troll, Ten Parables, Tom is the Managing
Editor of Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company and Lost Lake Folk Opera literary
magazine, Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Enjoy a long weekend of romance and adventure on the Great River Road Wine Trail! This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair. In addition to local foods, some wineries will also feature live music by local talent.Sat, Jun 7, 2014 - Sun, Jun 8, 2014 Learn more
Singer/songwriter Amanda Grace will perform new music from her album, “Keeping Hearts,” followed by performances from her women’s group Wildflower.Thu, Jun 12, 2014 Learn more
Bob & The Beachcombers will play music, and Winona National will serve its famous $1 lunch which includes a hot dog, bag of chips, and a drink. Root beer floats from Lakeview Drive Inn will also be available.Fri, Jun 13, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Attendees are welcomed to a beautiful historic Winona property to mingle with the GRSF cast and
crew; enjoy delicious chocolate desserts, champagne and get to preview scenes from the upcoming GRSF performances.
13th Annual Steamboat Days Car Show & Shine–Historic 3rd Street, Downtown WinonaSat, Jun 14, 2014 Learn more
Studio furniture maker Jamie Schell will share some of the past designs and techniques that have inspired some of the pieces in the Art of Fine Furniture exhibit. He will also explore the history of handcrafted furniture and design changes through the ages.Thu, Jun 19, 2014 Learn more Go to map
On display are 20 original illustrations created by Rockwell Kent for the 1936 edition of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” published by Garden City Publishing Company.Wed, Jun 25, 2014 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Passion, excitement, and innovation are the hallmarks of internationally-acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s artistry. Highly regarded for her compelling performances, daring interpretations and dedication to her craft, she is one of today’s leading violinists. Salerno-Sonnenberg is joined by celebrated pianist, and long-standing collaborator, Anne-Marie McDermott for a recital featuring sonatas by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Fauré.Tue, Jul 1, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Free live music on the green of Winona State University prior to the Great River Shakespeare Festival performances.Fri, Jul 4, 2014 Learn more Go to map
One of the most respected and sought-after soloists performing today, American baritone Thomas Hampson makes a much-anticipated return to Winona this summer. A long-established Festival favorite, Hampson’s previous two Festival appearances are still considered season highlights for many.Sat, Jul 5, 2014 Learn more
Wroblewski creates works of various degrees of realism, often exploring abstraction, yet with loyalty and reverence to the handcrafted arts.Sun, Jul 6, 2014 - Fri, Oct 10, 2014 Learn more Go to map
First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the
Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally-acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles.
The living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Sir James – with the help of some friends – will be performing his “Legacy Tour” program.Thu, Jul 10, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Free live music on the green of Winona State University prior to the Great River Shakespeare Festival performances.Fri, Jul 11, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join Warland and the Chorale for a gorgeous program featuring the music of Argento, Persichetti, and Pärt. Minnesota Public Radio’s Brian Newhouse will once again be in Winona to host this unique musical event.
The July 12 concert is at 7:30 p.m. and the July 13 concert is at 3:00 p.m.Sat, Jul 12, 2014 - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 Learn more Go to map
In demand as both a performer and a composer, double bassist Edgar Meyer has
formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most
remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument,”.
SOLD OUT: Both Dates
Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, performing widely diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts, the New York Chamber Soloists have maintained a unique niche in the chamber music world for over five decades. Joined by pianist André Laplante, they will present an intimate evening of chamber music at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, highlighted by Schubert’s famed “Trout” Quintet.Thu, Jul 17, 2014 - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Free live music on the green of Winona State University prior to the Great River Shakespeare Festival.Fri, Jul 18, 2014 Learn more Go to map
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to Winona to close the Festival with an all-Beethoven program, including the beautiful Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring Festival Artistic and Managing Director, Ned Kirk.Sun, Jul 20, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Join the members of the Boston Brass as they kick off the 2014 Minnesota Beethoven Festival with a free outdoor concert at Lake Park. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass delights audiences of all ages with a unique brand of entertainment. Remember to pack your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy an evening of great music and boisterous fun!Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - Sun, Jun 29, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Guests will learn how to find, identify, and harvest a variety of wild edible plants, safely and ethically, during an easy walk through the many habitats of the farm. Derek Barkheim of Seekers Wild will be leading walks at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.Sun, Aug 3, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi features the prolific St. Paul, MN, photographer Chris Faust.Fri, Aug 15, 2014 - Sun, Oct 12, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Seekers Wild naturalists Derek and Ariel Barkiem will be on hand to show guests how to select and prepare materials suitable for weaving harvest tools (baskets, mats, nets, and so on). Guests will be welcome to take their “wild weaving” projects home.Sun, Aug 24, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Lundin is a visual artist whose work ranges in media from drawing and painting to photography and installation and her work will be on display at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.Thu, Aug 28, 2014 - Fri, Oct 10, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Guided tours of the spectacular Kinstone campus with its megalithic stone circle, classic 7-circuit labyrinth, thatched cordwood chapel, straw-clay cabin, and its many permaculture projects in process. Tea (beverage and dessert) will be served immediately after the tour.Sun, Sep 14, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Richard Arenberg spent over 34 years in Washington D.C. as a senior staff member for Representative (later Senator) Paul Tsongas, Senator and Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senator Carl Levin. This is a free public lecture.Tue, Sep 16, 2014 Learn more Go to map
An exhibit of artist’s Heather Bach’s mandala’s that incorporate European, Asian, and natural motifs. The exhibit is in the Ben Miller Lobby of the Page Theatre at Saint Mary’s University.Mon, Oct 6, 2014 - Sat, Nov 1, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Guided tours of the spectacular Kinstone campus with its megalithic stone circle, classic 7-circuit labyrinth, thatched cordwood chapel, straw-clay cabin, and its many permaculture projects in process. Tea (beverage and dessert) will be served immediately after the tour.Sun, Oct 12, 2014 Learn more Go to map
This exhibit will explore the wheat industry of Winona County and the mills, including Bay State, that created a golden era for early Winona.Wed, Oct 15, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015 Learn more Go to map
Recent work by Sarah Johnson, a multimedia artist who incorporates light, color, humor and mindfulness practice into her work. This exhibit is in the Ben Miller Lobby at the Page Theatre at Saint Mary’s University.Sun, Nov 2, 2014 - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Guided tours of the spectacular Kinstone campus with its megalithic stone circle, classic 7-circuit labyrinth, thatched cordwood chapel, straw-clay cabin, and its many permaculture projects in process. Tea (beverage and dessert) will be served immediately after the tour.Sun, Nov 9, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Son of a sharecropper, Will Allen is also a former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader, and now farmer recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time. This is a free public lecture.Thu, Nov 13, 2014 Learn more Go to map
A blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, Summer Rain features five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities.Fri, Nov 14, 2014 Learn more Go to map
Zeitgeist and Nirmala Ragjasekar talk about their collaboration, instruments used, and composing Eastern and Western music together.Fri, Nov 14, 2014 Learn more Go to map
By focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math, Janet’s Planet travels at the “speed of thought” and is designed to fuel STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in elementary school age kids.Thu, Jan 15, 2015 Learn more Go to map
Modern dance, classical ballet, African based and urban vernacular movements are combined in inventive and unpredictable ways to provide opportunities for audiences, whoever they are, to experience the connective power of dance.Wed, Feb 25, 2015 Learn more Go to map
With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and does so with humor and entertaining stories.Mon, Mar 16, 2015 Learn more Go to map