Welcome Dr. Kimberly Keith!

Her first official day as the Hilltop Artists Executive Director was May 1st and we are so excited to have her on our team!

Summer Glass Arts Programs

Our Summer Glass Arts Programs are open to students in middle school and high school.  Learn how to blow glass, make a glass bead, or the basics of glass fusion!

Applications are now available!

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

Hilltop Artists is pleased to announce that our students have been selected by Museum of Glass for a week-long Visiting Artist Residency, August 2nd through the 6th! Students have been preparing glass cane and practicing their techniques before they start work with MOG’s talented hot shop team to create spectacular centerpieces for Hilltop Artists’ Better Futures Luncheon on October 3rd.

Check the MOG website for more information about admission and hot shop hours. www.museumofglass.org/visit

At 2 pm on Sunday, August 6th, our Executive Director, Dr. Kimberly Keith will be giving a 'Meet the Artist' talk and sharing more about Hilltop Artists and the work we do to connect youth to better futures.

The centerpieces created during our Visiting Artist Residency will be a part of a silent auction to support the critical work of Hilltop Artists. We invite you to come check out our students in action with the MOG team and save the date for the Better Futures Luncheon on October 3rd.

More information about Hilltop Artists can be found on our website at www.hilltopartists.org
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Visiting Artist Residency at MOG

August 2, 2017, 10:00am - August 6, 2017, 7:00pm

Hilltop Artists is pleased to announce that our students have been selected by Museum of Glass for a week-long Visiting Artist Residency, August 2nd through the 6th! Students have been preparing glass...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time

Wednesday

Aug 02, 2017 -

Sunday

Aug 06, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Event
IMG_2920 (1) Visiting Artist Residency at Museum of Glass
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Tuesday

Aug 22, 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event
AC2 Summer 5 Arts Connect 2 Summer Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect 2 at the…
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Wednesday

Aug 23, 2017
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event
AC Summer 5 Arts Connect Summer Showcase
Please join us in celebrating the young women of Arts Connect at the …
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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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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.

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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.