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.

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. At the installation 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. Here’s a 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.

Students’ glass art in the St. Joseph Medical Center Outpatient Atrium is currently for sale! Find the online catalog and learn more about this partnership with CHI Franciscan on this page.

Common Threads

We recently had our biennial installation, called Common Threads, at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory – though no longer on view, you welcome to learn more about it by following this link.