Season 16 Artwork

The mixed media piece Sarah Johnson created for the 16th Season of Great River Shakespeare Festival is her interpretation of the varied productions. The base for this piece is a print of On the Mississippi near Winona, Minnesota by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1868. Oil on canvas. Private collection, Minnesota Marine Art Read more…

Bard, Beer, Birthday on April 22

Please join us for our second annual Bard, Beer, Birthday celebration at Island City Brewing Company! We’ll celebrate the Bard’s birthday with beer, food, music and more. We’ll also be recognizing the Friends of Will, who season after season support the festival and work so hard to keep it going.

Design Expo March 18, 2018

FREE pre-season event for all ages! Every year, the GRSF artistic staff (directors, designers, and craftspeople) meet for a conference in Winona to discuss the design elements for the upcoming season. The weekend culminates in a public expo where community members can get a look at the early design drawings Read more…