The Myrna Loy
The mission of the Myrna Loy is to inspire Helena by presenting culturally enriching arts experiences of all disciplines; to support local and regional artists in their work; and to foster a lifelong love of the arts through educational projects and experiences.
Myrna Loy, Montana’s First Lady of Film, moved to Helena at age 7. She and her family lived a few blocks from the Lewis & Clark jail on 5th Street. Myrna made her stage debut at age twelve at Helena’s old Marlow Theater in a dance she choreographed. After the death of her father, Myrna’s family moved to Los Angeles. Myrna was 13. After many years of exceptional accomplishments, both in the arts and as a humanitarian, Myrna passed away in 1993. She is buried in Helena, Montana.
The Myrna Loy presents contemporary media and performing arts; supports the creation of new works by Montana, regional and national artists; and nurtures a lifelong involvement in the arts through arts education and residencies.