As the Queen City of Big Sky Country, Helena offers several venues for cultural pursuits including:

Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence. Summer hours: June through Sept. 15, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Winter hours: September through May 31. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Holiday hours: Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, Monday through Saturday, 10 to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Closed this year from Jan. 1 through Jan. 17. Closed major holidays. To make a group reservation or inquire about a docent-led tour, please call 442-6400. www.holtermuseum.org  

Archie Bray Foundation, 2915 Country Club Ave., Helena, Mt. 59602, 443-3502 Dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts, providing artist residencies, ceramic classes, workshops and exhibitions. www.archiebray.org

Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts, 15 N. Ewing, 443-0287. National music, theater and dance companies perform at the Myrna Loy Center. Also offers workshops with visiting artists, a grant to artists program, cultural and humanities festivals.