Mission Statements

Fine Arts Center

As a regional arts center our mission is to educate, stimulate, inspire, and challenge the university and local communities through the presentation of diverse and quality programming.  

Bright Star Season

The Bright Star Season enriches the quality of life in the La Crosse Region by enhancing cultural opportunities through the presentation of performances of significant artistic and/or cultural merit.

NexStar Season

The NexStar season seeks to engage new audiences by offering programs that will stimulate new ideas, experiences, and ways of appreciating the arts in the Coulee Region. 

Arts for Young America Family Series

The mission of the family series is to engage children and families by fostering creativity through high quality, professional arts experiences. Our goal is to educate and inspire today’s young people to be tomorrow’s arts supporters. 

Arts for Young America School Series

Viterbo University’s Arts for Young America program strives to provide a quality arts experience for school aged children through opportunities in theatre, music, dance, and visual art in a variety of formats and venues.  

  • To broaden the basic understanding of the arts and their importance in society.
  • To provide arts and arts education opportunities beyond those normally available to teachers in the classroom.
  • To provide opportunities for young audiences to make a connection between their curriculum and the world around them.
  • To provide excellence in arts and arts education to the tri-state region at an affordable level.

Arts & Economic Prosperity Study

The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts to document the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in 341 countries and regions - representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The diverse communities range in population and type. Americans for the Arts partnered with 250 local, regional, and statewide organizations that represent the 341 study regions. To complete this customized analysis for the City of La Crosse, the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center joined the study as one of the 250 partners. For more information, visit here. Reports on the study's findings are below:

 PDF iconCity of La Crosse Full Report
PDF iconCity of La Crosse One Page Summary
PDF iconState of Wisconsin Full Report
PDF iconState of Wisconsin One Page Summary
PDF iconNational Findings Highlights

Revised 7/2009

 The Viterbo University Fine Arts Center is a member of Arts Wisconsin.        

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