The Holter Museum of Art inspires, connects, and heals our community through contemporary exhibitions and innovative arts programming. The Holter provides all youth, adults, and the health community an accepting environment that fosters creativity and innovation, encouraging the diverse collaboration of all members in the community to cultivate unique relationships and experiences. About 30,000 participants attend the Holter annually, through exhibitions and programs, including the more than 7,000 schoolchildren that we serve annually, many of which come from low-income schools in our community.
The Holter Museum of Art has the capacity to encourage community representation through participation and access to the exhibitions, art programming, and events offered. It is the responsibility of the Holter to function in support of active citizenship, regardless of cultural or educational background. Through this, we find that art and culture are important for the development and innovation of the Helena community. The Holter acts as a conduit for the creative and innovative minds within our community to bring about the positive changes we wish to see. These positive changes are due to the impact art and culture has on the values, opinions, and health and wellbeing within a society.