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

Upcoming Events

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Becky Shaw

Presented by Grey Area Productions

March 23-26 & March 30-April 2, 2023


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Moors & McCumber

April 6, 2023
7:30 PM

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Music of Pakistan

By Sana Illahe

April 15, 2023
2-3 PM

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Ellis Paul’s 30th Anniversary Tour

with Radoslav Lorković

Opening with Nick Droz

April 22, 2023

7:30 PM


Current Exhibtions

March 1 – April 15, 2023

Artist Reception: Friday, March 3, 5-7 PM

David Williams

The Street Less Traveled

James Byrne

Unforeseen Anomalies


Daniel Schraith

Blooms of the Pandemic

Onalaska High School Youth Exhibition

Balcony Gallery

March 22 – April 15

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.

Inspired By La Crosse

10 for 10 Artspire Fundraiser

Application Deadline is May 15, 2023

The Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition proposes that public art cultivates the public’s awareness and appreciation for the arts and establishes a sense of place for the creative people who drive our thriving community.

Work selected by our jury will be unveiled during Artspire on June 10th, 2023. Inspired by La Crosse winning artwork will then be displayed at La Crosse City Hall, winners will receive a $200 award, and a ribbon for their work. 

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, from 1000 people and we will meet our fundraising goal of $10,000!

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

Donations can be made on our Facebook Fundraiser or on our website here.

Thank you!

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. ”  

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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.