Artspire is a community arts celebration held in the Arts District and Downtown La Crosse.  Artspire combines visual, performing, and literary arts in a largely outdoor format designed to represent and engage all elements and cultures of the area. The Artspire Art Fair & Sale is held on King and Front Streets, just outside the Pump House. Participating artists are accepted via an application and jury process. Artspire 2018 Artists Exhibits will be open Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. All booths must remain open for the entire length of the show.

The fifth annual Artspire is Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2018.

TIMELINE

September 1, 2017 – Call to Artists Open
January 31, 2018 – Application Deadline
February 1, 2018 – Jury Reviews Applications
March 1, 2018 – Final Jury Announcement
March 15 – $75 Booth Fee due
April 1, 2018 – Booth Assignments Announced
June 9, 2018 – Artspire Art Fair & Sale on King Street, 10 am-5 pm

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Download and Review the ARTSPIRE ARTIST INFORMATION
  2. Complete and submit the online application below.
  3. Submit the $15 jury fee. Call (608) 785-1434, visit the Pump House at 119 King Street, La Crosse, or pay online:
Pay Jury Fee

ARTSPIRE 2018

  • If applicable
  • How would you like to be listed on the event website, in the event program, etc.
  • A long description of your work for the jury and judges to better understand your work.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload three images for review by our jury.
  • Please use this space to indicate any special notes, comments or requests. Please also take the opportunity to share with us your feedback about the application process. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make this process better for our artists.
  • AGREEMENT: I hereby submit this application to become an Exhibitor at Artspire La Crosse. I agree to abide by Artspire La Crosse rules. By signing this application, Applicant hereby and forever discharges Artspire La Crosse, Pump House Regional Arts Center, the City of La Crosse, 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, from any loss of damage to the applicant’s property or for any reason of personal injury, including bodily injury, or death while at the premises. Applicant agrees to give permission for any photos taken by Artspire La Crosse, or its representatives, at the event, to be used for promotional reasons.