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 fill out our downloadable Artist Application. This application can either be dropped off or mailed to the Heider Center. The deadline for applications is February 28th.

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

2013 Events 2014 Events
“American Southwest”
Photos from the Southwest by Greg Kirsher
When: September 1-30, 2013
Reception: Thurs., September 19th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

“Crafts and Story Quilts” - Hmong group show
“Nature’s Bounty - Painting with Paper” -
Barb Decker
When: January 1-31, 2014
Reception: Thurs., January 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

“Wild Horse Studio” / “Prairie Glass Studio”
Paintings by Connie Helgerson / Gary & Christine Bengtson
When: October 1-31, 2013
Reception: Thurs., October 17th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
“Mirror in the sky; Reflections in paint”
Joan Gunderson
When: February 1-31, 2014
Reception: Wed., February 20st, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Photos by the "La Crosse Camera Club"
When: November 1-30, 2013
Reception: Thurs., November 21th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Salem K-12 Group Art Show
When: March 1-31, 2014
Reception: Thurs., March 20th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
"Watercolors" / "Wooden Treasures"
Jeanne Arenz / Larry Krajewski
When: December 1-31, 2013
Reception: Wed., December 18th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
“Art In Bloom” Art and floral displays
When: April 1-30, 2014
Receptions: Fri., April 25th, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Sat., April 26th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sun., April 27th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

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