Members of the Winona Arts Center broke ground for the new accessible entrance and lift for the center. Members participating include (from left) Marvin Kamp, Dave Christenson, MaryKaye Perrin, Janice Crabb, Mary Coughlin, Michael Hassing, and Steve Bachler.

Give the Arts a Lift campaign taking off


Members of the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street, broke ground on September 10, 2020, for the construction of an accessible entrance and lift. The Give the Arts  a Lift campaign has raised enough funds for the construction to begin in the next couple weeks. According to WAC Board President Marykaye Perrin, accessibility to the center will ensure that all individuals can enjoy the program offerings at the center. “Our mission is to provide a venue for people to experience the arts, through exhibits, performances or classes. This lift ensures that all who are interested can participate,” said Perrin.

The center continues to accepts donation for the Give the Arts a Lift campaign. If you or your organization would like to join the Arts Center in making accessibility a reality for all community members, your tax-deductible donation may be mailed to  Give the Arts a Lift, c/o Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street, Winona. If you would like more information, please contact Fran Goodin, WAC treasurer, at  507-961-5815 or call the Arts Center at 507-453-9959.


About the Winona Arts Center

The center is a nonprofit  organization whose mission is to provide a venue for creative performances, exhibits and educational experiences in the arts. The Winona Arts Center features the Frances Prentiss Lucas Gallery, which offers opportunities for local artists to share their work with the community. The gallery also offers an intimate performance space with excellent acoustics. The Winona Film Society is based at  the center, featuring foreign and independent films from fall through early spring. The center also houses the Riverbed Press, which is available for experienced printmakers to use for a nominal fee.

Due to COVID-19, center activities have been suspended until further notice. For program updates check out the Winona Arts Center Facebook page.


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