Image courtesy of the Western Mining & Railroad Museum

Our Mission

The mission of The Helper Project is simple: To foster revitalization and preservation, encourage economic development, and promote cultural connections for the city and citizens of historic Helper, Utah.

History of the Helper Artist Movement
the helper project’s annual fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who attended our fundraising event at Helper Beer! It was a fun afternoon filled with great art, delicious food, and fantastic entertainment, and we are incredibly grateful for the support.

A HUGE thanks to the generous artists who donated work and helped make this event a success.
We still have artwork available. Click the link below to view and purchase a piece today!

We are especially proud of the short video, History of the Helper Artist Movement
by Kenny Driggs of West Coast Show Support, which you can watch now.

See the impact our generous donors have made on the Helper community.

Helper, Utah was once a thriving coal mining community filled with 157 shops, restaurants, and bars owned by one of 16 nationalities represented in the town. It was named for the “helper” engines that made it possible for the train to climb the steep grade through Price Canyon to Soldier Summit. However, with the downturn in coal production, poverty and its accompanying problems creeped into Helper and Carbon County.

In recent years, Helper has evolved into a flourishing art and recreational community. Those moving to the town have ensured the history of the town is preserved – it’s evident when you walk down Main Street. The Helper Project has worked to support the citizens both economically and culturally with project and program funding.

Please watch this short video to learn more about Helper and the efforts of many to revitalize Helper! If you are interested in being a part of our efforts, donate today.

Video by West Coast Show Support Media