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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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.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Thursday

Dec 20, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
IMG_2336 Last Chance Sale
Stop by and shop our gallery of student-made glass art before we close…
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Thursday

Dec 20, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Event
IMG_9704 Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …
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Thursday

Jan 10, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
paperweight January Gallery Hours
  Once per month, we open up the Hilltop Artists gallery for publ…
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Saturday

May 04, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Event
Spring Sale Web 400×400 2019 Spring Glass Sale
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Celebrate spring with bright and …
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