Calls to Artists

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

Applications accepted between 9/01/22 until 01/31/23 for the gallery season September 2023 through August 2024.

This juried call to artists is an opportunity to exhibit and sell your work in one of the area’s finest arts spaces, complete with three art galleries. Now accepting online applications.

In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, the Pump House is encouraging artists to submit Mississippi River themed artwork during this call to artists. To celebrate this anniversary, we are hosting musician and storyteller, Steven Marking in February 2024 as well as a themed group exhibition inspired by the Mississippi River, January 2024-Febrauary 2024.  If you are submitting Mississippi River themed artwork, please make note in your application.

*Jury Fee is waived if you are a current Pump House Member 

Artspire 2023 Call to Artists is now open!

Artspire Call to Artists opens on September 1, 2022 with applications accepted until January 31, 2023.

Artspire La Crosse is an all-inclusive, free, community arts celebration that showcases the power of the arts to create unity in our diverse community. 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 tenth annual Artspire will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2023.

The Artspire Art Fair & Sale is held on King Street, just outside of the Pump House on Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  Participating artists are accepted via an application and jury process.

Artspire is funded and produced by the Pump House Regional Arts Center, and many other community supporters.

Artist Award Opportunity for Vendor Artists!

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!
The 2022 Artspire Artist Awards were sponsored by Altra Federal Credit Union.

Altra Federal Credit Union Artist Award winners were selected by a panel of jurors. Judging was based on representative artwork displayed in the booths. Jurors considered originality, quality, and presentation.