Spillway Stories bring together artists, culture-bearers, and storytellers to share history, experiences, and visions for the future that animate community in the Winona, MN, region. This project weaves a diverse range of artworks, photographs, written features, and oral histories in a community where past and future are closely intertwined, illuminating the deep differences in the way locals experience place depending on their identity.
The stories shared here were produced through a collaboration between Art of the Rural and Engage Winona. This is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
A long-term, collaborative initiative grounded in the cultures, communities, and histories of the Upper Mississippi River region.