Artspire calls artists to compete in ‘Inspired by La Crosse’ contest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Artspire La Crosse is calling all artists to submit their work inspired by our community.

The “Inspired by La Crosse” competition  is open for submissions through May 15. Work will be selected by a jury and displayed during Artspire June 12.

Inspired by La Crosse –Artspire Award 2021 winners will then be displayed at La Crosse City Hall beginning during Artspire, and remaining on display for one year. Inspired by La Crosse – Artspire Award 2021 winners will receive a $200 award, and a ribbon for their work.

Application and $25 jury fee can be paid online at

The Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition creates unique opportunity for La Crosse to publicly showcase the area’s talented artists, and enliven public places with enriching and inspired content. This project seeks to engage the various interests of the diverse community and prompt vital interactions and connections through art. It is sponsored by the city of La Crosse Arts Board and produced by the Pump House Regional Arts Center.

The Inspired by La Crosse Art Competition proposes that public art cultivates the public’s awareness and appreciation for the arts and establishes a sense of place for the creative people who drive our thriving community.