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
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A Visit from Will Dilg & Scenes from Our Mighty Mississippi

Featuring Steven Marking

February 22 & 23, 2024


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Magical Midway of Fun Family Matinee

By The Magic of Isaiah

March 2, 2024

2:00 PM


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Improvisation Station

with Ballzer & LDO

Saturday, March 9

1:30 PM


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Celtic Stories & Songs

By Bluff Country Tale Spinners

March 16, 2024

7:00 PM


  • Win a $2,000 Travel Voucher to the destination of your choice
  • $20 per ticket
  • Purchase at Pump House – 119 King Street, La Crosse WI
  • Cash or check only
  • Only 300 tickets sold
  • Need not be present to win
  • Drawing: May 15, 2024 at 12 PM
  • Questions? Call 608-785-1434
  • Proceeds benefit Pump House Regional Arts Center


    January 10 – February 24, 2024

    Artist Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-7 PM


    Jeanne Arenz


    Kader Gallery

    Casey Bennett, Lori Ehlke, Carl Homstad, Carol Keene, Peter Mutschler, and Colleen Shore

    Mississippi River Group Exhibition

    Front Gallery



    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.

    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.

    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. 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.


    119 King Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601

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    MON. 9AM – 5PM
    TUES. 9AM – 7PM
    WED. 9AM – 5PM
    THURS. 9AM – 5PM
    FRI. 9 AM – 5PM*
    SAT. 12PM – 4PM*

    *Closing time may vary due to performances and events.

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