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The Helis Foundation Gears Up for Summer with “Art for All” Program

NEW ORLEANS (May 25, 2021)—   The program includes an array of initiatives, including free admission for Louisiana residents at select local art institutions on designated days, as well as multiple public outdoor artworks. This year, The Helis Foundation has extended its support of the Louisiana Children’s Museum, by underwriting monthly free days starting this summer. The Louisiana Children’s Museum reopens May 29th.

“We strive to make art more accessible to the Louisiana community, with a focus on relieving the barrier of cost,” says Jessie Schott Haynes, Managing Director of The Helis Foundation…

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NOLA.com: “Louisiana Children’s Museum reopens with beloved exhibits, outdoor space and safety rules”

The Boggs sisters had a busy Sunday afternoon. Standing on step stools for a boost in height, Scarlett, 4, and Harley, 5, tapped cash registers as children around them filled their grocery baskets with fruits, veggies, and baked goods.

After finishing their shift in the supermarket — the play version at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, that is — they set off to explore the museum’s other whimsical exhibits, including the interactive bubbles studio.

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NOLA.com: “Healthcare workers battling Covid-19 honored with tickets to the Louisiana Children’s Museum”

The Louisiana Children’s Museum and The Helis Foundation provided 2,000 free museum tickets to medical workers and their families to honor healthcare workers on Saturday and Sunday, May 23, 2021, in New Orleans. The Louisiana Children’s Museum will reopen to all families on Saturday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. Advance, timed-entry admission tickets are required and available for purchase at www.lcm.org/tickets. Learn more about LCM’s mask requirement and health and safety guidelines at https://www.lcm.org/health-and-safety

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FOX8: “Louisiana Children’s Museum holds soft re-opening for healthcare workers”

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – More than 2,000 advance, timed-entry tickets for admission have been distributed to area hospitals and community clinics to be shared with workers who have, and continue, to contribute across all areas of healthcare.

The free admission is for healthcare workers on May 23 & 24, and is possible thanks to the LCM and The Helis Foundation.

“Ochsner offered us some passes to come in today and so we did,” said Nicole Fernandez who works at Ochsner Health…

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Where Y’at: “The 10th Annual Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition Is Seeking Local Artists”

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners that are chosen by guest juror Hallie Ringle, who is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art and is responsible for curating the works that are submitted. Additionally, a $5000 award sponsored by The Helis Foundation will also be granted to a participant to use towards their work.

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