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

Save the date for our biggest sale of the year. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

December 2, 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Cordell, Lanaya, and Lindsey were our student speakers for the 2017 Better Futures Luncheon. As usual, our student speakers were the highlight of the event!

 

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

(Former) Student Story – Sam

Sam has been part of the Hilltop Artists family for 14 years -- starting out as a student in our Daytime program at Jason Lee Middle School and recently hired as our 3rd Daytime Teacher when we added a new position this year. Growing up, home life was hard for Sam, but in the midst of the chaos she found…

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Student Story – Ari

As a student in our Daytime program, Ari worked closely with Instructor Greg to create blown glass birds.  “We worked the whole year and he got pretty good!” Greg reported. After noticing Ari’s enthusiasm for glass blowing and his potential, Greg recommended Ari for our Summer Team Production. He hasn’t had a chance to make any more birds yet because…

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Student Story – Tanner

When you think of working with glass, most people think - hot!  Tanner, a Team Production student, has shifted his attention to the opposite end of the spectrum and has been focusing on his cold working skills.  ‘Cold working’ is a term used to refer to the many techniques used to decorate or alter glass after it has cooled, such…

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What’s Happening

We are 10 days away from Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back! Each gift helps us connect young people to better futures through the power of glass art and adult mentorship. We serve 650 students each year and we couldn’t do it without your help! ... See MoreSee Less

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Pop-up Sale Today! We will be in the lobby at St. Joseph Medical Center from 11 am to 1 pm. If you have an appointment there or are in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Tuesday

Nov 21, 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event
AC2 Fall Showcase for web2 Arts Connect 2 Fall Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 2 at the…
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Tuesday

Nov 28, 2017
All Day
Event
2017 #GT Logo with Date #GivingTuesday
The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kic…
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Saturday

Dec 02, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Event
HA_WebsiteEvent_Final 2017 Winter Glass Sale
Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! The Winter Glass Sale…
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Get Involved

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.