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 Samantha?

Samantha, or Sam as she is fondly known around the hot shop, started her journey with Hilltop Artists 3 years ago as a member of our Arts Connect program. “I was homeless and going through a lot then, I was in a rough patch in my life. I started in Arts Connect because I was defiant and was not always…

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Have you met Peter?

Peter has been chosen as our 2018 Biot Ambassador and will travel to France this summer for three weeks to study with master glass blower, Antoine Pierini. Our Student Ambassador Program connects Hilltop Artists students to new experiences and a new culture while expanding their skills in the field of glass blowing! Biot is an official Sister City of Tacoma…

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Have you met Kathy?

Her work space might be tucked in the back of our staff office, but Kathy, the Hilltop Artists Outreach Manager, is on the front lines of connecting our students and their families with community support services. Through this important work, she becomes a trusted adult, sometimes the trusted adult, for our students to turn to when facing challenges. Many of…

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What’s Happening

Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Saturday

Apr 14, 2018 -

Sunday

Jun 17, 2018
All Day
Event
WEBSITE 2 Our Dreams: A Mixed Media Exhibit
Our Dreams is a mixed media exhibition featuring artwork made by the …
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Date/Time

Saturday

May 05, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Event
Spring Sale Web 400×400 2018 Spring Glass Sale
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Celebrate spring with bright and …
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Date/Time

Thursday

May 17, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Event
2017 Residency 4 Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …
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Date/Time

Thursday

May 24, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
ice cream Volunteer Appreciation Party and May Gallery Hours
Here’s the SCOOP: Volunteers are the CHERRY ON TOP of our work h…
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Get Involved

Volunteer

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.