Artspire is a community arts celebration held in the Arts District and Downtown La Crosse.  Artspire combines visual, performing, and literary arts in a largely outdoor format designed to represent and engage all elements and cultures of the area. The Artspire Art Fair & Sale is held on King and Front Streets, just outside the Pump House. Participating artists are accepted via an application and jury process. Artspire 2018 Artists Exhibits will be open Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. All booths must remain open for the entire length of the show.

The fifth annual Artspire is Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2018.

TIMELINE

September 1, 2017 – Call to Artists Open
January 26, 2018 – Application Deadline
February 1, 2018 – Jury Reviews Applications
March 1, 2018 – Final Jury Announcement
April 1, 2018 – Booth Assignments Announced
June 9, 2018 – Artspire Art Fair & Sale on King Street, 10 am-5 pm

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Download and Review the ARTSPIRE ARTIST INFORMATION
  2. Complete and submit the online application below.
  3. Submit the $15 jury fee. Call (608) 785-1434, visit the Pump House at 119 King Street, La Crosse, or pay online:
Pay Jury Fee

ARTSPIRE 2018

  • If applicable
  • How would you like to be listed on the event website, in the event program, etc.
  • A long description of your work for the jury and judges to better understand your work.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload three images for review by our jury.
    The Artspire Art Fair & Sale is traditionally the second Saturday in June, 10 am to 5 pm; however, as of last year, Artspire events continued into Saturday evening, ending at 10 pm. We wonder if our artists would like the opportunity to sell work through Saturday evening. Comments may be left in the box below. **This survey is meant to gauge our participants' preferences; no changes will be made for anyone who does not wish to stay.**
  • Please share your comments or elaborate on your selected preference.
  • AGREEMENT: I hereby submit this application to become an Exhibitor at Artspire La Crosse. I agree to abide by Artspire La Crosse rules. By signing this application, Applicant hereby and forever discharges Artspire La Crosse, Pump House Regional Arts Center, the City of La Crosse, and their officers, agents, representatives, volunteers and employees from and against any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims, and demands, whatsoever in law, or equity, from any loss of damage to the applicant’s property or for any reason of personal injury, including bodily injury, or death while at the premises. Applicant agrees to give permission for any photos taken by Artspire La Crosse, or its representatives, at the event, to be used for promotional reasons.