Celebrate your “Love of the Arts” at the third annual Great River Shakespeare Festival & Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Valentine’s Bash! “The Valentine’s Bash: For the Love of the Arts,” has become a favorite Winona winter event that creates an opportunity for arts lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support two of their favorite Winona Arts organizations at once. Held at the iconic Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Saturday, February

As winter approaches, so does the annual GRSF 12/12 Holiday Party! Mark your calendars for–just as you guessed–December 12. Join us as we celebrate 2015 and look ahead to what 2016 will bring. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available , as well as special announcements about Season 13! The 12/12 Party is the first opportunity to purchase your Season Passes. There are a few changes this year

The Callithump returns with more thump than ever. Get your tickets now. And what is the Callithump? A Callithump!!! is: A noisy, boisterous parade; a riotous parade, accompanied by the blowing of tin horns and other discordant noises; a burlesque serenade; a charivari Callithump is a fundraiser and benefit for GRSF, and an extraordinary evening of entertainment from the company you love.

GRSF Company Member and Video Team Leader Christopher Gerson will discuss both Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing from the perspectives of of both videographer and stage actor. GRSF company members will do a live demonstration of how acting techniques change when performing Shakespeare live vs on camera. John Kerr (St. Mary’s University English Department) will join them and focus on the visual elements of Baz Luhrmann’s major motion picture

GRSF is so pleased to welcome author Tim Federle to the Front Porch event line-up. Federle is an award-winning American writer and former Broadway dancer. He was born in San Mateo, California, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2013.  Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, was named an American Booksellers

Presented in partnership with another acclaimed Winona arts organization, Frozen River Film Festival, “Still Dreaming” is a documentary about a group of elderly entertainment retirees, as they mount a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows an unusual acting troupe, as they cast, rehearse and perform a Shakespearean play. The candid, open and life-affirming story will inspire us all to keep dreaming as we move forward in our lives at

July 11–Symposium: Shakespeare On-Stage vs. On-Screen July 18–Tim Federle: Humorist and Best-Selling Author July 19–Frozen River Film Festival Special Presentation: Still Dreaming July 25–Symposium: Tennessee Williams August 1–Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest: Free!