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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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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.

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Featured Stories

09 Mar

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 as grinding, polishing, or engraving. Jessica, the Team Production Manager, is proud of his dedication…

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24 Jan

Student Story – Nanita

  Nanita has only been a Hilltop Artists since the summer, but she is already hooked. “I’m not really sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I sure hope it can be something with glass.” After hearing about our Summer School from a friend, Nanita had her mom sign her up for glassblowing this past summer. She loved it so much she applied for our After-School program right away. Now, Nanita…

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01 Nov

Student Story – Zach

  Zach started in our summer program two years ago and hasn’t looked back! “I’m not really into sports so I’m glad I have Hilltop Artists.” Zach, a student at Stadium High School, is part of the After School program at Wilson High School and hopes to join Team Production in the future.   “It is cool to express myself through art. I love having a tangible object as a result of my effort.” He…

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What’s Happening

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The young women of Arts Connect are pretty excited to share all their hard work with you tomorrow! We hope you can make it over to Wilson High School to show your support! Don't forget to bring some diapers to donate to mother's who are victims of domestic violence!

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Upcoming Events



Mar 28, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Arts Connect 2 Winter Showcase
Please join us in celebrating celebrating the young women of Arts Conn…read more


Apr 20, 2017

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
See Hilltop Artists Students In Action Watch Hilltop Artists students …read more


Apr 23, 2017

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Hilltop Artists Day!
When art and the community come together, something amazing happens, w…read more


May 06, 2017

10:00am - 1:00pm
2017 Spring Glass Sale
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Celebrate spring with bright and …read more

Get Involved

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Hilltop Artists provides youth, ages 11-20, with hot glass instruction, related arts training, and adult mentors focusing on increasing students’ academic and interpersonal success.

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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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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.

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