2024 Interactive Arts

Saturday, June 8th, 10 am – 7 pm

 

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Our interactive arts booths invite you to connect with local businesses and organizations while completing a simple art project.
These FREE activities are fun for ALL ages!

 

FEATURED PROJECT:
CARNIVAL OF INK

Learn the art of relief printing and get your hands dirty with Shoua Yang of Ceev Tseg Press. Print designs feature the rich Hmong heritage with a blend of American pop culture, portraying narratives mostly seen through a binary lens. Try out a few different printing techniques such as the tortilla press or the barron press and take home fun prints on paper. You will also have a chance to get a free tote bag with an Artspire image designed by Shoua and printed on site with an etching press.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Wisconsin Arts Board.

All Glazed Up

All Glazed Up is a “Do It Yourself” Art Studio for anyone looking to release their inner artist. They strive to create the ultimate ‘ARTmosphere’ and offer classes and workshops for everything from painting and mosaics to string art and tie dye and so much more!

Project: Spin Art

Coulee Kidspace

Play is the primary occupation of children. It brings endless opportunities to connect with others, explore our environments, and share joy with those we love. Coulee Kidspace is a private pediatric occupational therapy practice serving children, adolescents, and adults of varying developmental ages and abilities. At Coulee Kidspace, we learn to play and play to learn!

Project: Rock Painting

Hope Restores

Hope Restores supports African Americans in our community. Their culturally-specific programs and services, combined with their powerful advocacy and civic engagement, empowers Black communities to thrive across Western Wisconsin.

Project: Affirmation Jars

La Crosse Public Library

The La Crosse Public Library is the hub of our community, inspiring inclusion, learning, and connection.  Discover, create and connect with your public library, today!

Project: Pressed Flower Bookmarks

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

The La Crosse Storytelling Festival strives to be the premier storytelling event in the upper Midwest, celebrating the art of storytelling by edifying, educating, and entertaining people of all ages and walks of life. Come and enjoy the magic of storytelling!

Project: Origami Puppets & Storytelling

Mississippi Valley Writers Guild

The Mississippi Valley Writers Guild began with the goal of being a safe, supportive space for writers to gather and share their work. They provide group critiques and opportunities for members to participate in various readings, workshops, and book fairs throughout the year.

Project: Haikus and ‘Add-a-line’ Stories.

Paperback Rider

Paperback Rider is pedaling literacy in Wisconsin! They are a ‘little free library on wheels’ with a mission of offering free books to people of all ages.

Project: Coloring bookmarks

Procession of the Species - Unitarian Fellowship of La Crosse

Procession of the Species project started as a way to celebrate Earth Day and support the Endangered Species Act. UU Member and artist Jill Rippe now leads the charge to create masks in the shape of various flora, fauna, and other natural entities. Join us for the parade through Artspire Grounds at 1:30 pm!

Project: Parade with drums, masks, and costumes

SPARK! On the Go by EndALZ

ENDALZ Fest Foundation’s purpose is to provide support, services, and education to individuals, families, caregivers that are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the Coulee Region. SPARK! On the GO! is a groundbreaking program designed to bring an immersive, hands-on community experience that allows those with Alzheimer’s and all other dementias to keep that connection to the community they love.

Project: Bubble Bliss – Watercolor Wonders on Postcards

UFAH & La Crosse County Historical Society

The United Fund for the Arts and Humanities (UFAH) enhances the cultural life of our community by supporting 12 local arts and humanities organizations, like the La Crosse County Historical Society. The Historical Society enriches lives through engagement with the history of the Driftless Region.

Project: Puzzle Piece Art

SPECIAL EVENT: CHALKFEST 2024

All are welcome to leave their mark on the Artspire grounds with their chalk creations!

Chalkfest is brought to you by the La Crosse Arts Initiative.
Prizes and chalk are sponsored by the La Crosse Society of Arts and Crafts

The whole family loved our experience last year! Can’t wait to come back!

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