Artspire Boutique opens at Pump House Regional Arts Center

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) –  At a time when artists are struggling to earn an income, one local art center is offering an opportunity for them to sell their work.

Artists originally slated to show their work at the 2020 Artspire Festival are displaying their work at the Pump House Regional Art Center in a boutique-style sale.

Artspire 2020 was set to kick off in June from downtown La Crosse, but was postponed due to COVID-19. Organizers who are now forced to get creative, are providing a safe and accessible environment where all sales go directly to the artists.

“It’s a big deal,” local artist Crystal Dulaney says. “Getting a call from the Pump House to be able to do this was exciting, not only because of the reputation of the Pump House, but these times are so tough.”

The Artspire Boutique is open until January 29. The Pump House is open to the public by appointment only serendipity Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Call 608-785-1434 to make an appointment.