Winona Arts Center
60th Anniversary Celebration

September 9 - October 30, 2022

From September 9th through October 30th, the Winona Arts Center (WAC) will celebrate 60 years as Winona’s Home for the Arts. A busy schedule of films, concerts, classes, workshops, and more have been planned.

The timeline starts in December 1962 when the Winona Art Group, local art enthusiasts who had been gathering for years at different locations, decided to take a huge step and create a home for themselves. They purchased the German Presbyterian Church built in 1864 and located at the edge of Winona’s downtown. That building continues to grace the corner of Fifth and Franklin Streets and is now the oldest surviving wooden church building in Southern Minnesota. And the building and the Winona Arts Center, the successor organization of the Winona Art Group, don’t just survive—they thrive. So please join us in celebrating our great and thriving arts community!

Visit our Special Events page for complete details!


Welcome to the Winona Arts Center! The Center is handicapped accessible and offers exhibits, films, concerts, classes and special events.