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HELENA PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE (HPAC)
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
Chalk artists of all ages are invited to join the City of Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) for family-friendly Chalk-Up Helena! on Saturday, July 19, from 9 am-4 pm. Come draw chalk pictures all over the sidewalk on the Trolley Block of the Downtown Walking Mall, one block north of the Library. This year's theme is Helena's 150th Birthday.
Sponsored by the City of Helena Public Art Committee, (406) 447-8491.