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, 2021 – Application deadline
February 1- March 1, 2021 – Jury committee reviews all submissions
March 15, 2021 – Jury results announced and accepted proposals scheduled for exhibitions from September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022

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

Pump House Exhibition Application 2021-2022

2021-2022 Pump House Gallery Season
  • If applicable
  • How would you like to be listed on the website, in the Pump House season program, etc.
  • A summary of significant facts about your background and your art career written in third person. This can include where you were born, where you work, and when you first became interested in art. You may also include a resume of your education and/or a list of artists you have studied with. List shows or projects you have worked on in the last two years.
  • A description of your work, your process, and why you do what you do.
  • TITLE: Consider the theme of your exhibition when choosing a title and use it to guide you in presenting a unified body of work. DESCRIPTION: Provide a brief description of your proposed exhibition. Include theme, number and size of works you would like to include.
  • One or two concise sentences written in the third person. Include your name, medium, and exhibition theme and/or title.
  • Upload Images

    Upload five images of your work below. Images must be in jpg format, 72 dpi resolution, and titled as follows: FirstName_LastName_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Price.jpg
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  • ***You must submit this form before leaving the page, or all information will be lost.
  • AGREEMENT: I hereby submit this application to become an Exhibitor at Pump House Regional Arts Center. By signing this application I agree that I have downloaded and reviewed the 2020-21 Artist Prospectus available above, and hereby and forever discharge Pump House Regional Arts Center and their officers, agents, representatives, volunteers and employees from and against any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims, and demands, whatsoever in law, or equity, for any reason. Applicant agrees to give permission for use of any photos sent with this application to be used for promotional reasons.