Monthly themed group exhibitions featuring
Special events for the community. Artist led workshops, live music + performance art.
A selection of unique, hand made gifts created by local artisans.
A HOME FOR WAYWARD CREATIVES
Looking to showcase a collection of your artwork in a solo show or sell your hand-made goods in our gift area?
For more info, email
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Any student over the age of 16 can participate in our call for art. It is a great opportunity to showcase your artwork.
UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITS
Please note the submission dates for each show. Each call for art closes at midnight on the last day to enter. The upcoming shows listed below are all group exhibits and two dimensional and three dimensional work can be entered. They are open to all artists within the United States over the age of 18. For the group shows the public will vote for Best In Show and that artist will receive a $100 prize.
If you are interested in having a solo show in conjunction with one of the themes below please email the gallery directly for more information at
artlessBastard originally opened as a pop-up space on Feb 1, 2018, but thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from our community, we quickly moved into a larger, permanent gallery by May of the same year! Our mission is to provide artists a new spot to show their work and fund their talent. The gallery provides artists an affordable alternative to conventional gallery space.
Why the name?
Since taking over the gallery I have had people ask, why the name? Here is the origin story of how the gallery was named. When the original owners moved back to the area they were touring homes and shocked to find almost none of them had original artworks within them. They said to each other, “this town is artless”. Then they came to the understanding that artists are often the black sheep of their family. They do things their own way, are different and are often questioned as to why they would pursue a career in the arts. Thus left feeling like a “bastard”
The gallery was created to as a safe haven or orphanage for all the wayward creatives. The idea is that these roaming bastards needed a tribe or club or space to feel at home. It gives artists of all levels an opportunity to showcase their artwork to the public in a brick and mortar setting.
About the new owner
As of October 23rd, 2019 artlessBastard has a new owner! Alexis heard about the possible closure of the gallery and immediately knew she was meant to take it over. The gallery was the first to accept a piece of her fine art photography work and showcase it after she had been out of the state for fifteen years in Portland, Oregon. She had felt lost trying to find where she fits into the art community and in her community in general. Moving to a new city, even if it is your home state, still made her feel alone and unsupported at times. Starting over and building new roots takes time and is a struggle. artlessBastard was the breath of fresh air to let her know there was a welcoming, fun and supportive art scene in the area.
Her goal is to continue having monthly gallery exhibits along with artist talks, workshops, special events and a curated selection of fine art gifts. Everyone is welcome and everyone can and should enjoy the emotions, beauty, and inspiration of art. We remove the stigma that original artwork is only for the elite. It is for everyone and meant to be enjoyed by all. Let's keep connecting!
DOWNTOWN WEST DE PERE!
353 MAIN AVE, SUITE #A
WEST DE PERE, WI 54115
Street parking available on Main Ave in front of gallery. Also, public parking in Nicollet Square behind gallery.
Note, the week of an exhibit change over we will be closed for set up and take down. Visit our facebook page under events for dates and times of upcoming shows. If you would like a private viewing outside our gallery hours please contact us.
December Hours Coming Soon!
Wednesday By Appointment