Experience Community Through Art
Artspire is presented by Pump House Regional Arts Center 501(c)(3)
Artspire La Crosse is an all-inclusive event that unites the audience with the wealth of visual and performing artists from La Crosse and the surrounding area.
Artspire is an all-inclusive and free event that attracts, engages and connects our diverse community through meaningful arts experiences. It is a community arts celebration held in the Arts District and Downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. Artspire combines visual, performing, literary arts, dance and more in a primarily outdoor setting and is designed to represent and engage all peoples and cultures in the La Crosse area.
Photo by Bob Good Photography Studios.
Mission & Core Values
Artspire La Crosse is a community arts celebration held in the Arts District and Downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. Artspire La Crosse combines visual, performing, and literary arts in a primarily outdoor setting and is designed to represent and engage all elements and cultures in the La Crosse area.
Stimulate an Appreciation for the Arts.
We are dedicated to enhancing and increasing both the importance and appreciation of art in all forms.
Celebrate All Forms of Art.
We will provide an exciting, enriching, and engaging venue for all forms of art to be shared at this annual event.
Embrace the Community.
We are dedicated to helping the community grow through art that leverages the beauty of our people and place.
We seek to embrace new ideas and creative thinking for continued improvement of the event and the community.
Over the next five years, we aim to grow Artspire La Crosse into a regionally recognized art event that inspires the community and is looked upon as a model for positive partnerships.
Artspire 2018 Leadership Team
Brian Fukuda, Chairperson
Toni Asher, Pump House Executive Director
McKenzie Olson, Event Coordinator
Robin Cosby, Volunteer Coordinator
Nick Dutton, Downtown Connections Chairperson
Bonnie Hafemann, Visual Arts Coordinator
Lee Hafemann, Logistics Coordinator
Nicole Lynch, Pump House Intern
Jacquelline Olson, Marketing Chairperson
Shelby Phillips, Pump House Staff
Ryan Soberg, Entertainment Chairperson
2015 Buzz Video. Created by Jaquelline Olson & Jordan Miller.