Our Mission at The Pump House

The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 with a 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 performing arts, visual, and literary arts. Funds generated through ticket sales, events, memberships, and classes help us support this mission, provide free admission to all galleries, tuition sponsorships, and diverse arts programming for all ages. Your support is very much appreciated!

Current Exhibitions

Sarah Nguyen

Ethan Edvanson

James Ringstrom

September 15 – November 6

So They Were Named

Nguyen balances abstract and representational forms that reference folklore, nature and aspects of daily life. Using over-sized and hand-cut paper scrolls, the artist reflects on the lives of women named in the Old Testament.

Sparking Bits

Edvanson celebrates the beauty and fragility of human potential in the mixed media exhibition Sparking Bits. Using loose brushwork, linework and text, the artist brings humor to the other side of life.

Lineilism

This exhibition features the animal drawings of the self-named “Lineilist”artist, Dr. James Ringstrom. In “line” with French Pointillism, Ringstrom uses colorful lines of various lengths which are then blended by the viewer’s eye to create one coherent image.

History of The Pump House

The Pump House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and is a City of La Crosse Historic Landmark. The building served as the City Water Works until 1914 when increased demand for water surpassed the facility’s capacity… read more.