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  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 Jury Fee: $15 Artspire is a community arts celebration held in the Arts Disrict 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 2019 Artists Exhibit…
  • 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 outdoo…
  • Pump House Paint & Pour workshops are La Crosse’s original social painting experience. Attendees enjoy wine, conversation and music while a professional artist guides them step-by-step through a painting.  We provide everything, including paint brushes, paint, stretched and primed canvas, and your first glass of wine. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your completed work.  Additional beverages will be provided at the cash bar. Paint & Pour Workshops third Sunday and M…
  • Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse based Chef Shawn McManus present, "Art for Dinner," held quarterly throughout the 2018-2019 Pump House season. Art for Dinner is an educational culinary arts experience and includes several gourmet meal courses with cooking and plating demonstrations and wine pairings from local vineyards. Demonstrations and wine pairings are explained by host and Chef Shawn McManus. Art for Dinner events are scheduled quarterly throughout the 2018-2019 Pump House se…
  • This coming season, Affinity for Dance, a collaborative, creative and cause-driven dance company, will be performing at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Their performance features Coulee Region intermediate and advanced dancers with multiple talents and unique dance backgrounds. Affinity for Dance members strive for ways to make visual arts meaningful and memorable while sharing their talents and love for dance with others. The Pump House Regional Arts Center will host Affinity for Dance p…
  • This coming season, Affinity for Dance, a collaborative, creative and cause-driven dance company, will be performing at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Their performance features Coulee Region intermediate and advanced dancers with multiple talents and unique dance backgrounds. Affinity for Dance members strive for ways to make visual arts meaningful and memorable while sharing their talents and love for dance with others. The Pump House Regional Arts Center will host Affinity for Dance per…
  • This coming season, Affinity for Dance, a collaborative, creative and cause-driven dance company, will be performing at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Their performance features Coulee Region intermediate and advanced dancers with multiple talents and unique dance backgrounds. Affinity for Dance members strive for ways to make visual arts meaningful and memorable while sharing their talents and love for dance with others. The Pump House Regional Arts Center will host Affinity for Dance per…
  • The show harkens back to a time when people created their own entertainment. At one time there were no movie theaters, no radio and no television. Entertainment was always live. On a Saturday night, your family and friends would gather in the parlor and someone would play the piano, someone else would recite poetry, your cousin would play the banjo, and your uncle would do magic tricks. This show recreates that experience.  It’s fun, it’s live . . . it’s old school. Every show is brand …
  • The show harkens back to a time when people created their own entertainment.  At one time there were no movie theaters, no radio and no television.  Entertainment was always live.  On a Saturday night, your family and friends would gather in the parlor and someone would play the piano, someone else would recite poetry, your cousin would play the banjo, and your uncle would do magic tricks. This show recreates that experience.  It’s fun, it’s live . . . it’s old school. Every show is …
  • After learning to play the guitar at the age of 19, contemporary folk singer/songwriter, Johnsmith began writing and performing his own songs. He now performs over 100 shows a year, all across the world. He has released seven albums which have earned him rave reviews in Performing Songwriter and Sing Out! magazines. Johnsmith has earned several awards including the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award. By his peers, Johnsmith is known as a “wordsmith”; by his fans, he is known as a heale…