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

Application Requirements

  1. Download and Review ARTIST PROSPECTUS
  2. Complete Exhibition Proposal Form online below.
  3.  Submit 5 images (.jpg format at 72 dpi resolution,) each saved as follows:
  4. 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: for more information.
Pay Jury Fee

Contact Information for Questions

Phone: (608) 785-1434
Fax: (608) 785-1432

Mailing Address:
Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601