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!

In the Gallery: An exhibit featuring works from local artists for the last 60 years will open on September 11, 2022 with a reception from 3:00-5:00pm recognizing individuals who have played a pivotal role in the Arts Center through the years. The gallery is open on Sundays from 1-4pm, Wednesdays from 3-6pm, and one hour prior to scheduled concerts.


Concerts: Look for some great music. Concerts scheduled are:

Under the Paris Skies – September 16

Radoslov Lorkovic – October 8

Opposable Thumbs – October 29

Movies: And your favorite films will be offered as well. Members have selected the films that will be shown to kick off the Winona Film Society season. Visit the Winona Film Society page for details about each film. Mark your calendars for the following Fridays:

Smoke Signals - September 9

Strictly Ballroom - September 30

Run, Lola, Run - October 7

We sure hope you will join us as we celebrate 60 years of celebrating the arts! Watch this space - more details to come.