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Riverway Learning Community Art on display at MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls in Galleria Valéncia at MCA are filled with artwork created by Riverway Learning Community students of art educator, Brianna Haupt. The variety of mediums used, subject matter and artistic techniques including monochromatic paintings (paintings consisting of different shades all of one color), Fauvist inspired self portraits, an Australian mask and creative color wheel designs make this exhibit unique and fun for all ages to view. 

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A Summer Rooted in Ballet, but so much more

A day at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts summer dance intensive

For three weeks each July, around 30-38 dancers venture to the small but safe and beautiful river town of Winona, MN. These intermediate and advanced dancers who range in age from 11-22 years experience full days of dancing, attend professional music and theatre performances, and make friendships that last a lifetime. The Intensive is rooted in strong ballet technique, but offers a well-rounded dance education and opportunity to study with top notch artists.

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Christopher Mechell to give benefit concert

Dr. Christopher Mechell will present a classical piano benefit concert for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Saturday, March 9th at 6pm inside the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy the works of Grieg, Liszt, and Brahms.

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Why not celebrate the freezing temperatures?

When you can’t beat’em, why not join them???? We know the weather is freezing, but we won’t let that bring us down and we hope we can help you celebrate too. For the 3rd year in a row MCA will hold the popular Frozen Dance & Art Adventure. The “Frozen” themed workshop invites boys and girls ages 3-5 and Kindergarten- 2nd grade to unleash their imaginations during this movie themed event. During the Feb. 9th workshop students will dance, craft, sing along to “Frozen” songs, and even meet and snap photos with Anna and Elsa.

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The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is incredible! My children have truly enjoyed being part of the dance-arts community at MCA.  The instructors are skilled artists whose passion shows through as they deliver a developmentally-appropriate curriculum in a child-centered and caring way.  All families and community members are always welcome at MCA and encouraged to be part of the arts in Winona. Thank you MCA and MCA staff and volunteers.


MCA Parent

The MCA combos help me step out of my comfort zone and be with people outside my school.  And I got to play a new instrument. There is no pressure to be awesome, just do the best you can.


Jazz Combo Student

While attending the Winona Arts Camp I learned that I wasn’t shy after all!


8 Year-old Student

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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