Express yo’ self—for KQAL-FM 89.5

Express yo’ self—for KQAL-FM 89.5

KQAL-FM 89.5 Winona, MN is putting together it’s annual report for the Legislature. If our programming has helped you (a community event, musician, artist, cultural programming) or made a great impact for you or your organization, would you please consider emailing me (Teri) or our station manager (Doug) a quick note expressing how or why? […]

PEZ on the River

PEZ on the River

This is the maiden voyage for PEZ on the River— Winona’s first PEZ convention taking place October 10-11 at the Riverport Inn. It is basically a gathering of PEZ heads, which to the layperson means PEZ collectors, PEZ enthusiasts, and those that support their loved ones in their PEZ-fueled obsessions. Collectors and PEZ geeks from around the […]

PopUpArtShop

PopUpArtShop

What’s a pop-up retail space? It’s a venue or shop that exists one day or week or month, and is gone the next.  The trend is becoming increasingly popular in bigger cities and Winona will be having one of its own Friday, July 18, 5-9 pm, and Saturday, July 19, 1-9pm. The cool thing about […]

Mother’s Day gifts Featuring Local Etsy Sellers

Mother’s Day gifts Featuring Local Etsy Sellers

  Winona is home to many creative folks who sell their wares at local markets and events.  These same folks reach people all over the world via Etsy.com,  a popular online marketplace that specializes in vintage and handmade goods. Etsy’s search function can be used to find sellers in a specific area and a quick […]

The Beehive Design Collective at Some Sum Studio

The Beehive Design Collective at Some Sum Studio

A must-see event in Winona tonight!  The Beehive Design Collective, an all-volunteer swarm of educators, artists, and activists based in Machias, Maine, travel to collect true stories from communities resisting resource colonialism across our hemisphere.  Then they weave the stories into “portable murals”, large-format posters that explain how we can preserve and protect our lands […]

Noah Glenn

Noah Glenn

Noah Short, Gallery Manager for Some Sum Studios talks with Emma Walesh (right) and Brianna Haupt (left) about the current showing at the studio. Brianna, a local artist who’s work has been displayed in the studio before said, “The Down Town Art Party is a great way to come see artist work and to support […]

5 Reasons You Should be Going to the 5th Annual Mid West Music Fest

5 Reasons You Should be Going to the 5th Annual Mid West Music Fest

5. BEAUTY Whether you’re camping, crashing at a friend’s, or stuffing yourself and your three other sweaty, tour-worn bandmates into one hotel room, allow me to welcome you to one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Welcome to Winona. Nestled between the bluffs on either side, Winona is home to some of the most […]

Does Winona have a Gay Bar?

Does Winona have a Gay Bar?

Recently, I was able to catch up with Jake Warner, bar manager of the new night club Rendezvous and of The Mason Jar, which is attached to Rendezvous.  To the unfamiliar, it’s the back space to The Mason Jar which was formerly known as Cheater’s, The Draught Haus, and Rascal’s.  I wanted to ask him […]

International Festival of Owls Draws Fans and Researchers from Around the Globe

I can’t believe I let the International Festival of Owls fly under my radar for so long (wink).  Going into its twelfth year, it doubles and nearly triples the gem of a town that is Houston, Minnesota. When I initially stumbled upon it I thought, “Wow, a festival completely devoted to one of the coolest […]

Music Meets Fashion featuring artist Sarah Johnson

Music Meets Fashion featuring artist Sarah Johnson

Model: Sarah Johnson Photographer: Rebecca Lesser Clothing & Styling: Sarah Johnson’s personal collection Photos taken at Shannon Porter Studio in Winona, MN Sarah in her own words: “I’ve been in Winona since the turn of the century, and I love it. So much art, music, funky goodness, natural beauty. Music was always a part of […]

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