Pump House Regional Arts Center hosts Artspire 2021

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Almost 50 artists and six musicians got together at the Pump House Regional Arts Center for Artspire.

The artists are competing against each other, with the theme being “Inspired by La Crosse.”

The competition proposes that public art cultivates the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts,

Artspire also provides an opportunity for artists to showcase pottery, jewelry, paintings and more.

“Oh my gosh, it’s pure joy,” said assistant director Allison Krzych. “Everybody is in the best mood. The energy is really light. People are just so happy to be out. My cheeks hurt from smiling. The artists are very happy.”

Winners’ art will be displayed for a year beginning in July at La Crosse City Hall.