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

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Tuesday

Jun 11, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event
IMG_7146 Arts Connect 2 Spring Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 2 at the…
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Wednesday

Jun 12, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Event
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We have such a lovely group of volunteers and want to give a huge than…
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Thursday

Jun 13, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event
IMG_5471 June Gallery Hours | Happy Father's Day!
The last Gallery Hours for the Year! There will still be time to come …
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Thursday

Jun 13, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event
IMG_7140 Arts Connect 1 Spring Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 1 at the…
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