Holter Museum

Residency Program Preview

The Holter Museum of art has a new artist in residency program in the works! We are dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and providing them with space to create. Be on the look out for open studio hours and special events surrounding this program!



The Holter Museum of Art’s AIR Program aims to support locally based artists from all disciplines and provide them with space to work, in the heart of downtown Helena. Each AIR must be aligned with the Holter’s mission to inspire, connect and heal our community through contemporary exhibitions and innovative arts programming. We strive to establish an energetic and creative environment that will allow our AIRs to delve deep into the evolution of their ideas and share those ideas with the community.  


Donate to the artist in residency program

We are currently looking for funding to provide suitable studio facilities, funding for community classes (taught by the AIR) and a stipend for our current artist in residence. Help our program grow by donating as little as $10! The Holter is grateful for your support! THANK YOU!

Meet our first resident,

ceramic artist Michelle Summers.

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About Michelle Summers

Michelle received her B.F.A. in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has been a long-term resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation 2015-2017 and the Anonymous Potter Fellow at Northern Clay Center in 2015. She has been published in CERAMICS; Contemporary Artists Working In Clay, By Kate SingletonCeramics Monthly, and D.P.I. Magazine in China. She currently resides in Helena Montana and is working to established a full time studio practice and business