501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 with a mission of enriching lives in the La Crosse region and beyond through visual, performing, and literary arts.

Visual Arts

Three Exhibition Galleries that are free and open to the public.  Artwork selected through a juried process. Gallery artwork is for sale and changes every other month.

Art Education

Wheel Throwing
Monthly Clay Classes
Paint and Pour
Painting and Drawing

Performing Arts

Grey Area Productions
Live Music
Special Events

Pump House Closed June 12 – 14

We will be closed on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after Artspire to give our staff a small break after putting on this year’s celebration.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 15. Thank you for understanding!

Upcoming Events


Sat, June 10, 2023

10 AM – 10 PM


Make Music Day

Wed, June 21, 2023


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A Night with an Adventurer

June 27, 2023
6:30 PM

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10 for 10 Artspire Fundraiser

Join us in celebrating 10 Years of Artspire! In honor and recognition of our 10th year we are holding a 10 for 10 fundraiser. We are looking for generous $10 donations to meet our fundraising goal of $1,000!

Donations help cover costs to keep our celebration free and accessible to all.

Donations can be made on our website here.

Thank you!

Current Exhibtions

May 24 – July 15, 2023

Chase Gentry

Kader Gallery

Kirsten Engel

Front Gallery

Boys & Girls Club

Balcony Gallery
May 22 – June 17

Incredible place with knowledgeable staff. They host some great exhibits, performances, and events! The building itself is even interesting! Great place to see and experience the talent in our community! Love love love!
- Carly F.


Join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life in the Coulee Region by maintaining the Pump House as a cultural center, and by promoting a wide range of visual, literary, and performing arts.

Funds generated through ticket sales, events, classes, memberships, and donations help us support this mission, provide free admission to all galleries, tuition sponsorships, and diverse arts programming for all ages.

Awards and Grants

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The Pump House Regional Arts Center was recently recognized for its efforts and support of the arts, culture, and creativity within La Crosse! The Creative Community Champion Award was presented by Create Wisconsin to the city of La Crosse, the City Arts Board, and The Pump House. 

The Pump House Regional Arts Center was recently awarded a State Tourism Grant to help foster a healthy community.

“The grant will be used to improve and update its restroom facilities and replace chairs in the theater, according to the release. The Pump House receives more than 50,000 visitors in a typical year. ”  

At the start of National Travel and Tourism week, Governor Tony Evers made a stop at the Pump House in La Crosse. The Pump House received a grant in late 2022 for building improvements. “The arts are part of the tourism industry here in Wisconsin,” Evers said, noting the Pump House is one reason why visitors should come downtown.

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119 King Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601

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MON. 9AM – 5PM
WED. 9AM – 5PM
FRI. 9 AM – 5PM*
SAT. 12PM – 4PM*

*Closing time may vary due to performances and events.