Art Gallery

Heider Center - Art GalleryThe Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts in West Salem, Wisconsin includes a large gallery space which is the focal point and entrance area of the theatre. The gallery features local and regional artists from September through May. A large area of wall space for hanging framed art and two large glass display cases for sculpture and 3 dimensional art are enhanced by movable, dimmable track lighting. Many area and local artists have shown their work in the gallery.

Shows are featured for one month. The Gallery Committee is available to assist with hang/take down and help with a reception if necessary. Our local newspaper, the Coulee News does wonderful interviews, often with full color photos, featuring artists of the month.

Art Gallery Spaces:

  • Three lockable glass showcases with adjustable glass shelving
    • Each case measures: 5 feet 7 inches in length, 3 feet 8 inches high, and 1 feet 3 inches deep
  • Two large wall spaces
    • Wall 1 - 17 feet long and 4 feet high
    • Wall 2 - 39 feet long and 4 feet high

Interested artists may call (608) 786-0233 for more information or download and fill out our Artist Application & Information Packet. This application can either be dropped off or mailed to the Heider Center. The deadline for applications is January 28th.

Gallery Hours:
Monday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4 pm
(enter through District Office)

2014 Events 2015 Events

West Salem High School Senior Art Show
When: May 1-31, 2014
Reception: Thurs., May 15th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

“Acrylic Flower Paintings”
by Jean Donohoe
When: January 1-31, 2015
Reception: Thurs., January 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

“The Art of Photography”
by Roger Grant
Cases: Art of India
When: September 1-30, 2014
Reception: Thurs., September 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Central Youth Art
When: February 1-28, 2015
Reception: Wed., February 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

"Recent Works"
by Jean Mollendorf
Cases: Rosemaling
When: OCtober 1-31, 2014
Reception: Thurs., October 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Salem K-12 Group Art Show
When: March 1-31, 2015
Reception: Thurs., March 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

"Marvelous Multimedia"
by Betty Mullenbach
When: November 1-30, 2014
Reception: Thurs., November 20th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

“La Crosse Regional Art Show”
by Artists from the Coulee Region
Cases: Joyce Dively: "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
When: April 1-30, 2015
Receptions: Thurs., April 9th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

"Barns of La Crosse County"
by West Salem Historical Society
When: December 1-31, 2014
Reception: Thurs., December 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Salem High School Senior Art Show
When: May 1-31, 2015
Reception: Thurs., May 21st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Heider Center
features three different series, Mainstage, Spotlight, and Educational shows.

Fine arts events
with the West Salem
High School

Visit the box office for ticket information.