Fundraiser for La Crosse arts and culture experiences 36 years of success

Who: Pump House Regional Arts Center and WIZM Radio
What: 36th Annual Pump House/WIZM Radio Auction
When: April 14, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
How: Tune into WIZM 1410 AM or 92.3 FM during the Radio Auction times, or bid in person at the Pump House, 119 King Street

Fundraiser for La Crosse arts and culture experiences 36 years of success

La Crosse, WI – March 14, 2018 Pump House Regional Arts Center and WIZM Radio announce the 36th Annual Radio Auction, April 14, 10 AM to 4 PM. By tuning to WIZM 1410 AM or 92.3 FM with on-air personalities Mike Hayes and Scott Robert Shaw, participants have a chance to bid on items donated by numerous local and nationwide businesses. The Radio Auction will feature a variety of prizes ranging from theme park passes to oil changes.

This annual fundraiser is reaching its 36th successful year raising money for the arts and culture in La Crosse, while promoting positive partnerships within the community. Funds raised directly support Pump House programs, including: student art exhibits from regional school districts, performances, workshops for all ages, tuition scholarships and more. Participating helps Pump House programming to provide memorable creative experiences that are essential to the La Crosse Community.

Partner with the Pump House and WIZM Radio to support the arts and culture in La Crosse.
This is an opportunity for you to join more than 100 local businesses, organizations, and individuals who contribute to our region’s vibrant culture, arts and heritage. Radio Auction partners donate a service, an item, gift certificates, event tickets, advertising space, original art including books and CDs, and much more.

Arts and culture has a direct impact on a community by connecting those of us who live here through meaningful experiences and feelings of unity, and also directly impacts the economy by appealing to creative and innovative people who may choose to live here, and also boosts tourism to our area.

Participate in the bidding.
Over 500 area businesses have been invited to participate in this year’s auction. Auction items theme park passes, hotel stays throughout the area, brewery tours, meals, sports memorabilia, event tickets, and so much more! Items may be viewed in person at the Pump House during regular hours (11 am – 7 pm Tuesday – Friday; 12 – 4 pm Saturday), or online at or on our Facebook event page.

To bid on items, tune into WIZM 1410 AM or 92.3 FM on April 14, 10 AM to 4 PM. Listen for the item(s) you are interested in, and call the radio auction line at 608-785-1020 to place your bid. You can also bid in person at the Pump House. Full catalogs of items and time slots will be available online, and at the Pump House. Contact the Pump House if you would like the catalog mailed to you.

To make a donation, participate as a Radio Auction volunteer, or for more information contact, call 608-785-1434 or visit

Thank You
The Pump House extends a sincere thank you to all of those whose efforts and generosity makes this event possible, especially volunteers, WIZM Radio, Mike Hayes, Scott Robert Shaw, CenturyLink, area businesses, and private sponsors.

The Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin was founded in 1977. The Pump House frequently hosts performing artists in the 140-seat Dayton Theatre. Visual artists exhibit in two galleries, and art classes are also held at the Pump House. Before becoming an arts center the building served as a main water pumping station for the City of La Crosse, in the late 1800s. In 1913, the building was vacated when the city’s need exceeded its pumping capacity. The Pump House was renovated in 1977 with cooperation from the city and the volunteer efforts of many friends of the arts. The original angled wood ceiling was preserved and woodwork from the old La Crosse Post Office was utilized in the renovations. Since 1977, the city of La Crosse has authorized a long-term lease ensuring that the Pump House remains a regional arts center. For information regarding the Pump House, call (608) 785-1434 or visit our

Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601