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.  

The exhibition theme reflects how the arts have helped individuals deal with the uncertainty and isolation caused by the COVID pandemic. The exhibition gives community members an opportunity to share how their experiences were impacted by the arts, or influenced the artworks created by them. The exhibit features paintings, drawings, prints, fiber works, stained glass, computer-generated works, photography (both digital and film), mixed media, collage, ceramics, and sculptures by 60 visual artists, as well as writers and poets. Regular gallery hours for this exhibit are Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

The “Art in the Time of Covid” exhibit and performance events are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

The Winona Arts Center provides a venue for creative performances, exhibits and educational

experiences in the arts and is located at 228 East Fifth Street in Winona. Because of the recent surge in COVID infections and the desire to keep community members safe while attending programs at the Winona Arts Center, the board is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (given within 72 hours) at large attendance events. Masks are required for everyone. For further information contact WinonaArtsCenter@gmail.com or Steve Bachler at 802-275-8046.