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Artspire 2024: Your Ultimate Fest Guide

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photo by Bob Good

Artspire 2024: Your Ultimate Fest Guide

Artspire La Crosse 2024 is just around the corner, and if you’re excited to immerse yourself in a world of creativity, community, and artistic expression, you’ve come to the right place! In this quick guide, we’ll provide you with all the essential information and tips you need to make the most of your Artspire 2024 experience. From navigating the festival grounds to discovering captivating performances and our local arts community, we’ve got you covered.

FESTIVAL BASICS

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photo by Julie Hatlem

Dates and Location

All activities for Artspire 2024 will take place Saturday, June 8th, 2024 from 10 am – 7 pm at Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse. Familiarize yourself with the festival grounds and plan your visit accordingly.

Tickets

Artspire 2024 is an all-inclusive, free community art event; buying a ticket or wristband is not necessary. Visit https://www.facebook.com/artspirelacrosse or www.artspire.thepumphouse.org to help the festival stay inclusive and free by donating if you are able. 

MUST-SEE PERFORMANCES

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Ho-Chunk Singers and Dancers | photo by Tim Hammond

Performing Arts

Discover the artists and performers headlining Artspire 2024 with musicians like The Braided Janes and Seasaw, to dancers like Tania Tandias Flamenco and Spanish Dance and so much more! The cultural performances are an important part of the festival’s commitment to diversity, so be sure to make time to stop by the Bandshell. Find the schedule and full lineup at artspire.thepumphouse.org.

ENGAGING WITH ART

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photo by Owen Johnson

Fine Art Fair & Sale

Take part in exploring over 60 different artist booths at the 2024 Fine Art Fair & Sale selling a range of pieces including pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, and more. Be sure to bring cash to ensure you can purchase any piece that catches your eye!

Interactive Installations

Engage with interactive installations such as The Carnival of Ink with Shoua Yang of Ceev Tseg Press and more activities provided by a variety of local non-profit organizations scattered around the festival. These installations encourage audience participation and provide unique creative and sensory experiences.

 

The Carnival of Ink with Shoua Yang is an engagement supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

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photo by Kim Ambrose

Concessions

Explore the diverse food stalls and trucks offering a wide range of delicious cuisines and beverages. Located right on the festival grounds, you’ll have easy access to local favorites and sweet treats and drinks.

CAPTURING MEMORIES

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Photography and Videography

Capture the vibrant moments and breathtaking performances at Artspire 2024. Share your experiences with friends and on social media, using the dedicated hashtag #Artspire2024 or tagging @pumphousearts in posts to join the festival’s online community.

Respectful Photography

Be mindful of others’ privacy and ask for permission before taking close-up photos or videos of performers and artists. Respect any signage or guidelines regarding photography restrictions.


 

Artspire 2024 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of art, music, and creativity. With this quick guide, you’re now equipped to navigate the festival grounds, discover entertaining performances, and engage with the vibrant La Crosse artistic community. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Artspire 2024 this June!

Looking for more festivals, fun, and adventure?  Check out the La Cosse Local Event Calendar!

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