11th annual Family Art Day is Sept. 1


The River Arts Alliance is proud to present the 11th annual Family Art Day to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Jaycee Pavilion on East Lake Winona.

The popular event allows participants of abilities to try their hand at a variety of art forms.

The event is free and open to all ages.

New this year, the River Arts Alliance is providing a free “art bus” to the event in coordination with Winona Transit Service. The bus will pick up from three locations: East Recreation Center, 210 Zumbro Street; the Winona Public Library, 151 West Fifth Street; and at the corner of Fifth and Pelzer streets between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Kids must have an adult present to ride. There will be art-making activities available on the bus.

The participating artists and activities at the 11th annual Family Art Day include:
• Acrylic painting with Julie Johnston and Barb Feiten
• Beaded bracelets with Jennifer Weaver
• Big bubbles with Winona Park and Recreation
• Cartooning with Mary Singer
• Design your own puzzle with Brianna Haupt
• Drumming with Lance Ngari
• Finger painting with John Durfey
• Fish printing (Gyotaku) with Dirk Nelson/RiverBed Press at Winona Arts Center
• Hmong cross stitch with Pang Vang
• Kosmic knots with Tom Dukich
• Magic scratch offs with Minnesota Conservatory of Arts *(on the bus!)
• Make art with paper with Linda Sue and Dan Eastman
• Marble painting with the Minnesota Marine Art Museum
• Mask making with Catherine Cleary
• Modeling clay with Michelle Cochran
• Mosaics with Sarah Johnson
• Murals with Julia Crozier
• Native American jewelry making with Patty Albrecht
• Paper stained glass with Jill Krase/Ovenbird Bindery
• Poi workshop (dancing) with Ignite Movement Arts
• Pool noodle puppets with Jill Marie’s Puppets
• Pottery: Wheelthrowing! with Anne Plummer, Michelle Maslowski, Teresa Schumaker, Mary Denzer and Tanya Corcoran
• Puppet making with Doctor Bob’s Puppets
• Watercolors with Kathy Delano
• Weaving with Kathie Peterson

The event will occur rain or shine. Rubio’s Mexican Restaurant will have its food truck at the event.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The event is also sponsored by WNB Financial, Merchants Bank, and Winona Park and Recreation.

The 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. Learn more at riverartsalliance.org or by visiting the Facebook page.

For more information, visit http://riverartsalliance.org/programs-and-projects/family-art-day-2018/.


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