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

SUMMER GLASS ARTS

Applications for Summer Glass Arts are available now! This year, we’re offering more sessions than ever before.

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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 Monique?

Monique Simkova is the newest member of our team. As the Events and Development Manager, many of you will likely get to know her as you attend our events, contact us with questions, or stop by to shop at our gallery. She is responsible for the Better Futures Luncheon, as well as our other events, including the Glass Sales. For…

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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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What’s Happening

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Thursday

Jun 21, 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

Wednesday

Aug 01, 2018 -

Sunday

Aug 05, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Event
IMG_2920 (1) Visiting Artist Residency at Museum of Glass
 Hilltop Artists at Museum of Glass Hilltop Artists is pleased to ann…
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Date/Time

Tuesday

Aug 07, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
IMG_5602 Arts Night Out
Join us for National Night Out! Free and fun for all ages! Let’s…
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Date/Time

Tuesday

Oct 02, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
Event
BFL400X400 Better Futures Luncheon 2018
Our annual Better Futures Luncheon is an opportunity for you to be a f…
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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.