Showcasing Creativity and Community Partnerships

Local businesses, hospitals, and organizations have given Hilltop Artists students the opportunity to create permanent public art installations in their facilities. As our youth participate in these one-of-a-kind opportunities, they begin to see the power that public art can have; as artists and participants, this translates into a growing sense of their own value and the empowering experience of belonging and creating.

Multicare’s Skyway Glass Floats

Our largest installation to date has been at MultiCare’s Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Students created over 1,800 glass floats that line the facility’s skyway. As the art was installed, many conversations – among nurses, camera crew, doctors, and students – centered on the belief that this art would create a message of inspiration, encouragement, and healing for years to come. Check out this moving video, created by PCTV, about this incredible commission.

Whether it’s a hospital skyway filled with glass floats or special glass art for your office, Hilltop Artists students are up to the challenge. If you are interested in commissioning an installation, please check out our Commissioned Work and contact our Production Manager, Jessica Hogan.

Our Dreams

Our Dreams was on display at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in the spring of 2018.  Created by the young women from our Arts Connect Program, the mixed-media exhibit explored the theme of dreams in their artwork using glass, paint, paper, writing, and sound. Though no longer on view, you can learn more about the exhibit here.

Common Threads

Common Threads, was on display at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in the spring of 2016. Our students investigated folk art and storytelling, and translated what they learned into glass art through sandcasting, blown glass, fusion, and mosaics. Though no longer on view, you’re welcome to learn more about the exhibit here.