Be a Part of the 7th Annual Artspire • Call to Artists

Artspire is currently seeking artists in three areas. Consider submitting your work,
as well as sharing this opportunity with other artists or arts organizations.

Artists/Vendors for the Artspire Fair and Sale: Application Deadline January, 31st, 2020
Performing Artists & Entertainers: Application Deadline April 1st, 2020
Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition: Application Deadline April 1st, 2020

Artspire Art Fair & Sale

The Artspire Art Fair & Sale is held on King street, just outside the Pump House, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. With an anticipated crowd size of 10,000, the Art Fair provides an excellent opportunity to showcase pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, digital art, metal, leather, wood, sculptures, mixed media, drawings, and more.

Artspire 2020 Art Fair & Sale will be open Saturday, June 13 from 10AM to 5PM. All booths must remain open for the entire length of the show.

In recognition of their work, five artists will receive the Hale-Skemp Artist Award, totaling $1,800. Prizes are: $1,000, $500, and three at $100 each.

Participating artists are accepted via an application and jury process.


Application deadline was January 31st, 2020.


Performing Artists & Entertainers

Artspire will feature four stages, providing non-stop entertainment. We are seeking performers and entertainers including, but not limited to: cultural and modern dancing, musical & instrumental performances, theater, literary arts and storytelling.

 Application Deadline is April 1st, 2020.








Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition

The Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition creates a unique opportunity for La Crosse to publicly showcase our area’s talented artists, and enliven our public places with enriching and inspire content. This project seeks to engage the various interests of our diverse community and prompt vital interactions and connections through art.

The Inspired by La Crosse – Artspire Award 2020 winners will be unveiled during Artspire, and then be displayed at La Crosse City Hall and remain on display for one year, will receive a $200 award, and a ribbon for their work. 

 Application deadline is April 1st, 2020.