Artspire postponed because of COVID-19

Original date was June 13; rescheduling TBD
Artspire kicks off in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The Pump House Regional Arts Center has postponed Artspire, originally scheduled for June 13, because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Please know that this decision does not come lightly,” Artspire coordinator Shannon Given said in announcing the postponement today. “We are sensitive to these uncertain times and the challenges we are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Coordinators hope to reschedule the event later in the summer, although they are waiting to monitor COVID-19 developments before setting a new date, Given said.

“In times of uncertainty, the arts bring much-needed joy and beauty to our lives,” she said “We look forward to coming together as community to celebrate the arts.”

If rescheduled, this will be the seventh annual Artspire, a free event that usually attracts thousands to the Arts District of downtown La Crosse. It features entertainment and multicultural arts performance on several stages.

The event’s art fair is expected to feature the work of more than 50 juried artists selling pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures and other fine arts.

Artspire also is known for its interactive art stations and a variety of food vendors.