The Winona Arts Center (WAC), located at 228 East Fifth Street in Winona, will hold two watercolor classes from 1-4 p.m. on November 11 and November 18 with watercolorist Faye Schoen. 

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is now selling early-bird subscriptions to their 18th summer season running June 18 to July 31, 2022. After moving outdoors in 2021, GRSF will return home to the Winona State University Performing Arts Center for a blockbuster 2022 season.

The documentary "Clean Slate" follows two friends in a drug recovery program in the American South struggling to come to terms with their addiction and mental illness by making a short film about the pain they’ve caused their families. "Clean Slate" is the first “Official Selection” of the 2…

The Winona Arts Center (WAC), 228 East Fifth Street, is pleased to feature the Johnson Street Underground on Saturday, October 23, at 7 p.m. as part of the WAC Fall Music Series. This dynamic a cappella quartet from Winona formed in 2018 because of their shared love of close harmonies, and t…

Join visual artist Sarah Johnson and poet Marcia Ratliff for a day of creating in nature! The third and final 2021 SHIFT~ salon will take place Sunday, October 24. You are invited on a self-guided stroll in Bluffside Park in Winona through the Stone Circle loop of the Holzinger trails, and t…

Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Moors” by Jen Silverman at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, through Saturday, October 16, in the Vivian Fusillo Theatre of the DuFresne Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Frank and Ruth Bures will bring Winds from Winona to play a concert at Old Main in Galesville on Sunday, October 17, at 3 p.m. The concert will be a mix of clarinet quartets, flute and clarinet duos, and quintets. Players are Ryan Ballanger, Chris Buswell, Ruth and Frank Bures on clarine…

The Winona Film Society, located in the Arts Center 228 East Fifth Street, is offering award-winning films by foreign and independent filmmakers. Films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a coffeehouse available at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. 

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colo. The tour will soon visit Winona in the Winona Senior High School auditorium on October 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. with f…

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Lanesboro Arts presents “Dappled: Growing Up with Shadow and Light,” an exhibition featuring the work of figurative ceramic sculptor Kordula Coleman who lives and works in Northeast Minneapolis, Minn. The show opens with a free exhibition opening on Saturday, October 23, from 6-8 p.m. with l…

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is known for their commitment to dynamic, diverse, accessible and clearly understood productions that keep Shakespeare relevant and exciting for modern audiences of all ages. With help from a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the festival has …

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In April, H3O Jazz Trio and Island City Brewing Company began raising funds for area nonprofits as part of their popular monthly Jazz Jams. The continuing generosity of Jazz Jam patrons resulted a record $840 being donated to Ready Set School in September bringing total contributions to area…

The Patina Celtic band will play a concert at Old Main in Galesville Saturday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. Hear Kara Mae White, violin; Connie Dretske with her double bass, flute, and Celtic whistles; Sue Lee, guitar; and Greg Peterson with bodhran, accordion, guitar and whistles delight you wit…

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The Polish Museum will be hosting a concert on October 3. The Sonora Winds will be performing music by Polish composers from the 1900s, followed by the Polish Museum choir, Kashubian Voices.

Mai’a Williams will be offering for free, starting October 1, 2021, their book of essays, images and prompts about living on the margins in the Driftless region during a series of global crises in 2020 and 2021. Anyone can receive a copy by emailing Williams at maiamedicine@gmail.com with th…

The Art of Fine Furniture will wrap up this weekend. The show features some extraordinary craftsmanship with a wide variety of pieces from a music stand to a tea cabinet, to a piano inspired by Dali.

The Winona Arts Center, at 228 East Fifth Street, presents a special exhibition titled “Art in the Time of Covid,” which showcases artworks created during the past 18 months.  

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Jazz at Saint Mary’s is planning a full season of performances for the 2021-22 academic year. On Friday, Dec. 10, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 will present “Holiday Hits” at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. The concert will feature festive jazz favorites selected by the student musicians…

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On Sunday October 3, 2021, H3O Jazz Trio will present “Sweet Sounds” – a concert to benefit the Lutheran Campus Center in Winona. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. and will feature the jazz trio along with a wide variety of tasty homemade treats. The concert will be held outside, weather permitti…

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Are you ready to Jeny Kohany (“Oh, my gosh”)? A Live at the Levee-style concert and celebration, part of The Kashubian Capital Centennial 2021 Festival (KCC2020ne), is coming to Winona. Starting with an afternoon of polka bands and dancing, before switching over to rock and roll and blues in…

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“What Trees Know” is a father and son duet in words and music. Emilio DeGrazia, WSU Professor Emeritus and award-winning author, teams up with his musician-composer son Dante to share a family story about a certain immigrant tree, and other trees featured in What Trees Know, his collection o…

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The Winona Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is pleased to announce its fall concert will be held on Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. At this first concert, the WSO begins its 2021-2022 season, Revival and Renaissance, introducing not only exciting initiatives but a…

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The Miss Winona Scholarship Program is preparing to crown their 75th title holder on October 22 at Signatures in Winona. An exciting evening is planned with a celebration of the past 74 title holders.  

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The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving the art form, is holding it’s 2021 Retreat in Winona to coincide with the presentation of its 18th National Exhibition at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

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Winona State University (WSU) President Scott Olson will be a guest DJ for KQAL 89.5 FM on Wednesday, October 13 from 4-6 p.m. To listen online visit www.kqal.org  

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Dr. Melanie Brooks, director of bands at Winona State University (WSU), was recently awarded The American Prize in Conducting in the professional band/wind ensemble division for 2021. Brooks was selected from applicants across the United States. 

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On Saturday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m., the woodwind quintet from Winona, Frankly, My Dears, will play a program at the Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center located at 20869 College Avenue in Galesville. The audience friendly selections include classical pieces for quintet along wi…

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A public book launch with readings from the new book “The Haunting of  Potter’s Field” and a gallery exhibition of the book’s illustrations will be held at 7 p.m., October 8, 2021, at the Winona History Center, 160 Johnson Street in Winona.

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Barb Halvorson, of Winona, won the platinum award at the annual Ashley For the Arts in Arcadia. Barb has painted for 35 years, has taught throughout the United States at a variety of art conventions including Creative Painting in Las Vegas. She has attended several juried art shows during he…

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On September 18, 19, 25, and 26, History Alive Lanesboro will host a walking tour and series of plays. This unique theater experience features many local World War II veterans’ tales. After months of oral interviews, “Pop-up Plays: Lanesboro WW 2 and Beyond” brings to the stage local account…

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City of Goodview Outdoor Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, September 24, at Memorial Park located at Ninth Street and 44th Avenue (weather permitting). Winona Eats food truck will be available starting at 6 p.m., and the city will be offering a $3 hotdog meal (hotdog, chips and fruit snac…

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The Winona Arts Center has been shuttered since late February 2020, due in part to the pandemic and the construction of a new accessible entrance. The WAC Board of Directors is looking forward to welcoming back members and the general community beginning with our grand opening exhibit “Art I…

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A La Crescent mom is planning the third “Thriller” public dance performance (due to the COVID pandemic, this wasn’t done in 2020). She is looking for other individuals interested in dressing up as not-too-scary zombies and joining in a choreographed re-creation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller…

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Reza has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe.