Why You Need to Check Out the Pump House Regional Arts Center

The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a one-stop-shop for everything art in La Crosse. So whether your interest runs toward watching performance art, mulling over art galleries, or even creating your own art, you’ll find it here.

To learn more about the Pump House Regional Arts Center and other local entertainment options, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know about dining and activities in the Driftless area.


Things to Enjoy at Pump House Regional Arts Center

The Pump House Regional Arts Center’s inviting historic building welcomes attendees into bright, clean spaces. And the location is great, too: in downtown La Crosse near the beautiful Mississippi River. The variety of events at the Pump House Regional Arts changes frequently, so be sure to check their website for what’s being offered during your visit!

Make it a date night (or date afternoon) by enjoying a meal at La Crosse’s Waterfront Restaurant, and walk down to the Pump House for your evening delight!


Performance Art

There’s always something new and interesting to view in the Pump House’s theater. Comedy and improv fans will enjoy “The Heart of La Crosse: La Crosse Makeover: Extreme Pot Hole Edition.” At this show, an interactive comedy group delights crowds with sketch comedy, improv, song parodies, and more.

Or maybe the Dark La Crosse Radio Show is more up your alley, with chilling tales of La Crosse’s seedier history in an old-timey radio format!


Art Galleries

Art lovers are bound to enjoy the three beautiful exhibition spaces at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. To see what’s showing during your visit, be sure to check out the Gallery Exhibition Schedule. The three galleries rotate artists across a wide spectrum of media.

And admission to the galleries is always free, although donations are accepted. The hours for the galleries are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m.



Have you ever wanted to learn how to make clay pottery or play a musical instrument? The Pump House has a variety of classes ongoing. Or, paint a masterpiece at one of the popular “Paint & Pour” nights. Enjoy wine and music while being guided through the creation of your own painting by a professional artist.


Stay Close to Culture at Westby House Inn

If you’re considering visiting the Driftless area to take advantage of all the arts and culture, come stay with us at the Westby House Inn. We know you will enjoy our comfortable and luxurious rooms. And our delicious full gourmet breakfast is perfect for a refined palate.

To enhance the romance of your stay, our Date Night Package and our Add-Ons are always available.

Don’t forget to check our specials and packages; there’s sure to be one that’s a fit for you! Locals and nearby guests love our Staycation Package.  And certainly no one could resist the all-inclusive Wine & Stay Package. For more information on events in our area, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We hope to see you soon!