Using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.

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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.

>>Learn more about our programs

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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.

>>See our impact

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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.

>>Take a look at students’ artwork

Featured Stories

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

It's that time again. Head to MOG for Third Thursday tomorrow and watch our students in action. ... See MoreSee Less

Hilltop Artists in Residence are back in the Hot Shop tomorrow. Come watch them from 5-8pm as part of Third Thursday. Admission is free thanks to support from Columbia Bank!

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It's no secret -- we admire you! Your support means that our students have access to creativity and academic success. Thank you for making a difference for Hilltop Artists students! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Flashback Friday! In January 2016 we had a special visit from influential artist Fred Wilson. In addition to sharing a meal and conversation with him, Hilltop Artists students got to work with him at the Museum of Glass. This was a once in a lifetime experience for our students and we had fun remembering this special memory today! #flashbackfriday

Learn more about Fred Wilson and his work here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Wilson_(artist)
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Upcoming Events

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Thursday

Mar 16, 2017

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Event
Third Thursday at Museum of Glass
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Thursday

Apr 20, 2017

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

Apr 23, 2017

All Day
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Kit Evans Brunch Celebration
Save the date for a special celebration in honor of Kit Evans. Stay tu…read more
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Saturday

May 06, 2017

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

Get Involved

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Participate

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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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.

>>Become a volunteer