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Two-day Artspire festival begins tonight in downtown La Crosse

Rick Solem



PHOTO: Bob Good Photography Studios

The sixth annual Artspire festival gets underway Friday in downtown La Crosse.

The weekend event celebrating the arts is free to the public. A concert featuring Bill Miller kicks things off from the Pump House stage, and the music will continue throughout the two-day festival.

Saturday features an art fair and sale from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will also be activities for people of all ages. For more information checkout the Pumphouse website here or check out the Facebook event page here.


Pump House Stage:

5:00 p.m. – Bill Miller opens Artspire 2019

Brickl Bros Stage Area:

6: 15 p.m. – Woodland-style original Pow Wow by Ho-Chunk Singers and Dancers

7:00 p.m. – La Crosse Hmong Dancers

7:30 p.m. – West African rhythmic and drum for everyone by Duniya Drum and Dance

8:00 p.m. – The Mayfield Experience


10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Art Fair & Sale

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Nonstop Arts Activities

Brickl Bros Stage:

10:00 a.m. – Hans Mayer – Music for Kids

10:45 a.m. – Yarn Spinning – Interactive Stories for the Fa.m.ily

11:45 a.m. – La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

12:45 p.m. – Art Awards

Weber Center Stage:

11:00 a.m. – YMCA Dancers

12:00 p.m. – I+E Dance Company

12:15 p.m. – a.m.anda’s Academy of Dance


Brickl Bros Stage:

1:00 p.m. – Coulee Cordsmen

1:45 p.m. – UWL SummerStage

2:00 p.m. – Andy Hughes

3:00 p.m. – Fly Casual

Pump House Dayton Theatre:

3:00 p.m. – Hidden Rivers Film, Sponsored by: Poellinger Inc.

Weber Center Stage:

1:00 p.m. – Enduring Fa.m.ilies Project – Celebrating the Diversity of La Crosse

2:00 p.m. – Beyond Ole and Lena: Norse Stories for all ages

5:00 p.m. – Merry Weathers LIVE on the Cleary Terrace


Brickl Bros Stage:

7:00 p.m. – Space Heaters

8:00 p.m. – Me Like Bees

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM and "liberal hack" | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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