USING GLASS ARTS TO CONNECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM
DIVERSE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS TO BETTER FUTURES

What we Do

Programs

Our Programs

All youth, ages 12-20, in Pierce County can participate in our programs, which take place in public schools in Tacoma and Franklin-Pierce School Districts.

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Our Impact

For the past four years, our Team Production students have had a 100% graduation rate. 58% have gone on to Post-secondary education, 50% are employed, and 25% are doing both.

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Artwork

Hilltop Artists students explore glass art through glassblowing, flameworking, mosaics, and fusion. Team Production creates glass art for commissions, installations, and our biannual glass sales.

Featured Stories

Have you met Nikki?

Nikki first found her passion for glassblowing in classes offered at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. It was an activity that she enjoyed that didn’t put her joints at risk of injury like the sports she had been playing. She needed a break from sports but wanted to continue with some physical activity and to participate on a team. While taking classes…

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Did you meet Léa?

In 2014, we began an exciting exchange program - each year we send a student to study glassblowing with renowned glass artist Antoine Pierini in Tacoma’s Sister City Biot, France. Thanks to the generosity of local host families, we have been able to host a student from Biot each summer as well. This year, at Antoine’s recommendation, we had the…

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PARTICIPATE

Hilltop Artists provides youth, ages 12-20, with hot glass instruction, related arts training, and adult mentors focusing on increasing students’ academic and interpersonal success.

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DONATE

Hilltop Artists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on public and private donations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In order to keep our programs tuition-free, we depend on the generosity of our supporters and advocates.

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VOLUNTEER

Hilltop Artists is a community that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich the lives of our youth and the world around us. We have many ways for you to become involved with Hilltop Artists by volunteering.

Upcoming Events

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Friday

Jan 25, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event
Winter Warmers Postcard Winter Warmer - Ross Richmond
Looking for something to do on those cold winter nights? Hilltop Arti…
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Thursday

Feb 07, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
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WEBSITE event Valentines Gallery Hours 2 February Gallery Hours
Join us in our Jason Lee gallery for a Mini Valentine’s Day Mar…
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Friday

Feb 22, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Event
Winter Warmers Postcard Winter Warmer - Kait Rhoads
  Looking for something to do on those cold winter nights? Hillt…
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Tuesday

Mar 19, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event
AC2 Winter Showcase for web2 Arts Connect 2 Winter Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 2 at the…
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