501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 with a mission of enriching lives in the La Crosse region and beyond through visual, performing, and literary arts.

Visual Arts

Three Exhibition Galleries that are free and open to the public.  Artwork selected through a juried process. Gallery artwork is for sale and changes every other month.

Art Education

Wheel Throwing
Monthly Clay Classes
Paint and Pour
Painting and Drawing

Performing Arts

Grey Area Productions
Live Music
Special Events

Upcoming Events

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Artist Reception

Friday, December 2, 2022, 5-7 PM

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The Long Christmas Dinner

December 1-4 & 8-11, 2022

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String Ties Holiday Concert

December  15 & 16, 2022
7:30 PM

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Pump House 2023-2024 Gallery Season Call to Artists is now open!

 Applications accepted between 9/01/22 – 01/31/23 will be for the upcoming gallery season; September 2023 through August 2024.

Current Exhibtions

November 9, 2022 – January 7, 2023

Artist Reception: Friday, December 2, 5-7 PM

Mark Weller

The Infinite Effect of Time on Clouds: Never in Reruns

Connor Johanson

Deep Mapping: Finding Perspective in the Landscape

Phil Murray

The Reaction to Natures Inspiration

Incredible place with knowledgeable staff. They host some great exhibits, performances, and events! The building itself is even interesting! Great place to see and experience the talent in our community! Love love love!

- Carly F.


Join us in our 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 visual, literary, and performing arts.

Funds generated through ticket sales, events, classes, memberships, and donations help us support this mission, provide free admission to all galleries, tuition sponsorships, and diverse arts programming for all ages.

The Pump House Regional Arts Center was recently recognized for its efforts and support of the arts, culture, and creativity within La Crosse! The Creative Community Champion Award was presented by Create Wisconsin to the city of La Crosse, the City Arts Board, and The Pump House. 

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119 King Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601

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MON. 9AM – 5PM
WED. 9AM – 5PM
FRI. 9 AM – 5PM*
SAT. 12PM – 4PM*

*Closing time may vary due to performances and events.