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HELENA PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE (HPAC)
Check out the new interactive public art map! http://www.helenamontanamaps.org/artstour/index.html
WELCOME TO HELENA, MONTANA'S PUBLIC ART!
The Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) was created when Becky Eiker, a Helena resident and artist, expressed her desire in 1998 to donate a statue to the city entitled Extra! Extra!, a bronze statue of a newsboy. City officials accepted the gift and realized that others might be interested in making art donations. The City Commission passed Resolution No. 11316 and appointed an advisory committee comprised of artists, citizens at large and art administrators as the Helena Public Art Committee, reflecting a variety of visual and performing arts specialities found throughout the area.
In 2011 the City Commission began a pilot project to integrate four citizen advisory committees, including the HPAC, with the Helena Citizens Council (HCC). The 6-month project will determine whether or not the integration enhances both groups in meeting their goals.
The mission of the Helena Public Art Committee is to promote public art works in the Helena community and to inform residents and visitors about the many pieces available to the public for their enjoyment.
We hope you will use the links provided on this site to locate public art throughout the Helena area, find out how you can help the committee with new projects, where you can find additional information about public art, who the committee members are and more about our current projects.
Helena Public Art Committee
City of Helena Community Development
4th Floor, City-County Building
316 N. Park Avenue
Helena MT 59623
Do you love Chalk Art? Then come join the Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) for Chalk-Up Helena! on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 9 am-4 pm. Enjoy expanding your artistic horizons or spend some time with the whole family working on a chalk painting on the Downtown Walking Mall, one block up from the library. All ages are welcome at this family-friendly event - and the winning art will receive prizes!
Please register early by filling out the entry form for only $5 for individuals 18 years and younger, and $10 for a adults or a group. The entry form can be found on our website at www.helenapublicarts.com or pick one up at the City-County Building main entry or at room 323.
HPAC is a volunteer city advisory committee whose mission is to create, install, maintain and increase awareness of the public art in Helena. For more information about Chalk-Up Helena! or the HPAC, go to our website: www.helenapublicarts.com and like us on Facebook or call Carol Montgomery (HPAC Vice-Chair) at 422-4053.
Sponsored by the City of Helena Public Art Committee, (406) 447-8491.