Karen Generous Earth Pottery

Explore La Crosse is seeking to build a larger presence on its flagship website explorelacrosse.com for individual artists utilizing Creative Tourism. The Artist directory will be a conduit for regional artists to connect with area visitors and locals. This initiative comes out of the recent public conversations with the City Of La Crosse Arts Board and art related entities in the area.

The directory will build on the popularity of Creative Tourism. Creative Tourism has the potential to draw visitors to the La Crosse area with La Crosse’s built in heritage, the history of the region, and existing entities providing these activities; including the Driftless Folk School, Generous Earth Pottery, SUTRA Imports, Olive Juice Quilts, Dim Sum Tea Shop, Franciscan Spirituality Center and area individuals offering workshops in studios around the region.

Artists are encouraged to sign up for individual membership with Explore La Crosse which would include involvement in the newly formed artist directory and all benefits of a traditional membership.

UNESCO defines creative tourism as “travel directed toward an engaged and authentic experience, with participative learning in the arts, heritage, or special character of a place.

Amy Gabay
Director of Membership & Grants
Explore La Crosse