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

What we Do

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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 Aceline?

Since 6th grade, Aceline has been interested in becoming a glass artist. Fortunately, last year, as a 7th grader, she was able to take glass arts as an elective in our Daytime program at Jason Lee. She was instantly hooked. She did two Summer Glass Arts sessions between 7th and 8th grade and now participates in our Daytime and After…

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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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Get Involved

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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

Saturday

Jul 27, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Event
GlassFest2017 by TAM Glass Fest NW
Stop by the Hilltop Artists booth at the 3rd annual Glass Fest NW on t…
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Wednesday

Jul 31, 2019 -

Sunday

Aug 04, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Event
62603739_10156927422400339_2847017014587817984_o Hilltop Artists Residency at Museum of Glass
Watch our advanced students (Team Production) create the centerpieces …
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Tuesday

Aug 06, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
2018 ANO Website Event Arts Night Out
Join us for National Night Out, a day to get together and celebrate o…
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Tuesday

Aug 20, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event
IMG_7116 Arts Connect 2 Summer Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 2 at the…
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