Ignite your creativity

E.L. Wiegand Creativity Center

The W is officially open! This space is a new events & education hub located in the Holter to provide more access to the arts and creative experiences.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in the celebration!

Mission & Goals of the W

Our ultimate mission for the W is to amplify community through accessible arts experiences for all, supporting creative, energizing environments that encourage visitors to get involved with opportunities that lead them to create, explore, and interact to build a stronger, more connected community.

  • Facilitate creativity in every aspect
  • Pursue outreach relationships and provide service to all communities
  • Integrate intersectional diverse voices
  • Provide a space for community, autonomy, and collaboration
  • Address our awareness of what is happening in the world and community and support the processing of those topics and issues. 


The E. L. Wiegand Creativity Center at the Holter Museum is a new arts hub for the Helena community, providing more innovative arts learning experiences, interactive events, and community-based exhibits to ignite creativity in our community and make the arts accessible to everyone.

What is the W?

With a community stage, flexible event & learning space, and readily available art supplies & technology, the W provides:

  • More opportunities for arts programs for all ages, including school
    children at partnering schools and afterschool programs for middle and high school aged students
  • More event offerings for community members of all ages with monthly and weekly evening events
  • A community gallery to showcase work from local groups and organizations or up-and-coming artists
  • Event rental space for the Helena community
  • Opportunities for the Holter to make intentional partnerships with organizations such as West Mont, MT veterans, and Gentle Healing & Wellness Center

 With the W, the Holter can expand our arts programming through the incorporation of new monthly specialty workshops, more afterschool programs for area youth, and the addition of a digital arts media lab that
teaches Photoshop, graphic design, InDesign, and so much more! 

Concepts & Architectural Drawings & Walkthrough from CWG architecture
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Thank you so much to our generous program partners:

Thank you to the sponsors of the W!