Special Events

Winona Arts Center 60th Anniversary Celebration
September 1 - October 30, 2022

In December 1962, members of the Winona Art Group, local art enthusiasts who’d been gathering at different locations for the past six years, decided to take a huge step and create a home for themselves. They purchased a treasure of Winona architectural history, the church built by the German Presbyterian Church in 1864 and the oldest surviving wooden church in Southern Minnesota. 60 years later that building and its current occupant don’t just survive . . . we thrive.

The Winona Arts Center, the successor organization of the Winona Art Group, is currently planning a 6-week celebration of the past 60 years, which will include events for all the various art genres that WAC fosters. This includes remembering the many fine films screened by the Winona Film Society.

An exhibit featuring works from local artists for the last 60 years will open on September 11, 2022 with a reception recognizing individuals who have played a pivotal role in the Arts Center through the years.

Look for some great music. Concerts scheduled are:

Under the Paris Skies – September 16

Radoslov Lorkovic – October 8

Opposable Thumbs – October 29

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

The Road to Mandalay - October 21

Other events in the works include a Community Literacy event (date TBD) and a Sidewalk Chalking Event (September 24th, rain date October 1st) with the theme "The Arts are for Everyone" and featuring the number 60. We sure hope you will join us as we celebrate 60 years of celebrating the arts! Watch this space - more details to come.