Arts Education

The Myrna Loy Arts Education and Outreach

Art enriches life. The Myrna Loy enriches our whole community by bringing arts experiences into school classrooms and many other groups in the community. The Myrna Loy offers a series of classroom, community, and onstage experiences tailored to your group. We aim to teach, to inspire, to empower, and to generate a lifelong love of the arts in everybody—regardless of ability, mobility, experience, or age.

To ask how to schedule an arts experience with your school or group, contact Retta Leaphart: [email protected]

Banner photo by Gary Marshall for the Independent Record

Notes from the Field

The latest from our workshops and events:

The Science of Sound: Students celebrate music, science, and culture with Willson and McKee
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A Daily Practice: Advice from Jeffrey Foucault
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Visiting Artist Program

The Myrna Loy loves to share our visiting artists with Helena area schools and the greater Helena community through workshops, residencies, and outreach performances.


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Local Teaching Artists

In addition to our visiting artist workshops, The Myrna Loy works with local artists to offer longer term arts experiences in Helena area classrooms.

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Live Performance and Film

As part of our mission to foster a life-long love of the arts, each year The Myrna Loy presents a professional live performance for every K-5 student in the Helena School District.

We also offer Film Field Trips. Bring your class to The Myrna Loy to experience a film on the big screen!

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We thank the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, and the Helena Area Community Foundation for supporting this work.

Raffle: Your chance to win 2 free tix to see Ira Glass in March at Big Sky.
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Just a Simple Town: East Helena teens create a documentary
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A beautiful day for a Fall Fest: East Helena loves to share good food together.
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Ukulele Sensation Inspires Helena: James Hill's two-day residency in the schools and community
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Just Listen: Montana teens tell their stories
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