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) 786-1962 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)

2017 Events 2018 Events

Cowboys, Cattle and Country: American Life
by Buzz Balzer

Cases: Captured By Nancy Christine
by Nancy Horstman

When: September 1-29, 2017
Thursday, September 14th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Nature and Lanscape Scenes
by Matt Holler

Cases: Still Centering
by Jan Mattson

When: January 1-31, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 25th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Watercolors from the Edge
by Penny Stroening

Cases: This and That, Local Photography
by Sharon Fuller

When: October 1-31, 2017
Thursday, October 12th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

West Central Youth Art Show

When: February 1-28, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Art of Joy
by Cheri Haug

Cases: Aly's Art
by Alyssa Billman

When: November 1-30, 2017
Reception: Thursday, November 9th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

K-12 West Salem District Honors Show

When: March 1-30, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

One Woman's River - Inspiration on the Mississippi
by Ellen McDonah

When: December 1-29, 2017
Reception: Thursday, December 7th, 6:00-7:30pm

WSHS Senior Art Show

When: April 1-30, 2018
Receptions: Thursday, April 26th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Kaleidoscope Arts
by Susan Stoffel

When: May 1-31, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


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

Fine arts events
with the West Salem
High School

Visit the box office for ticket information.