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

Tickets on sale for the Better Futures Luncheon!

 

Join us for our signature event on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Hotel Murano. Door open at 11:00 am for our Silent Auction and Pumpkin Sale.  Program starts at noon. This event was sold out last year so don’t delay!

After School Programs at Jason Lee Middle School
and Wilson High School.

 

Applications available now!  After School programs will begin on September 25, 2017.

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

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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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.…

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What’s Happening

The Better Futures Luncheon is coming right up on October 3rd! Thank you to our Gaffer Level Sponsors for helping connect our young people to better futures!

Columbia Bank
DaVita
Harborstone Credit Union
Pacific Lutheran University
Robert Half
South Tacoma Auto
Tacoma Community College
TAPCO CU
Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
University of Puget Sound
WorkForce Central
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Happy Birthday to our founder, Dale Chihuly! His legacy of art in Tacoma is amazing and we are so fortunate for his generous support of Hilltop Artists.

Celebrate his birthday by choosing which #TacomaArtsMonth event you will attend next month. Find a complete list at www.tacomaartsmonth.com
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Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Tuesday

Oct 03, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm
Event
HA_2017-BFL_website-event-page Better Futures Luncheon 2017
Our annual Better Futures Luncheon is an opportunity for you to be a f…
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Saturday

Oct 14, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Event
Facebook_Profile Tacoma Arts Month Studio Tour
Hilltop Artists is proud to be a part of the Tacoma Arts Month Studio …
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Wednesday

Nov 15, 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event
AC1 Fall Showcase for web Arts Connect Fall Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect at the …
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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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Get Involved

Volunteer

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.

Participate

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.

Donate

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.