The Pump House Regional Arts Center, located in downtown La Crosse, WI, is home to a wide range of visual and performing arts activities. The historic building, built in 1880 as the city water pumping station, was converted to a cultural center in 1977 and is affectionately called by locals the “Pump House.” The Pump House features three exhibition galleries, a 140 seat theatre, art education classrooms complete with a kiln and pottery wheels, a conference room, meeting areas and an outdoor courtyard with seating. It is a fully accessible and smoke-free environment.
The Pump House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, greatly supported by volunteers, memberships, and donations. Memberships start at $35 per year and come with many benefits, including waived entry fee for submissions in response to the annual Call to Artists.Become a Pump House Member
January 31, 2019 – Application deadline
February 1- March 1, 2019 – Jury committee reviews all submissions
March 15, 2019 – Jury results announced and accepted proposals scheduled for exhibitions from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020
- Download and Review ARTIST PROSPECTUS
- Complete Exhibition Proposal Form online below.
- Submit 5 images (.jpg format at 72 dpi resolution,) each saved as follows:
- Pay Jury Fee: $30*. (Waived for current Pump House members.) Call (608) 785-1434 with MC/Visa/Discover information, or pay in person with check or cash. *Scholarships are available. Send inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This application is closed. Look for our 2020-2021 Gallery Exhibition Application to open 09.01.19.
Contact Information for Questions
Phone: (608) 785-1434
Fax: (608) 785-1432
Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601