'Everyone is Welcome' Yard Sign Available

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The yard sign ‘Design the Contest’ started accepting contributions from Hilltop students; the Hilltop Action Coalition and Tacoma Housing selected the first entry for publication by Stanley Elementary student Minara Sugano. We received over a dozen entries this summer and produced 150 signs. Find them around Hilltop! The poster says ‘Everyone is welcome in the Hilltop community’ and features artwork by muralist Jeremy Gregory. Special thanks to all of the young people who put their ideas down on paper, and thanks to TacomaFIRST 311 and City of Tacoma. When the sunny weather returns in spring, submit your design and we will consider your entry for publication; keep watching this page for more information for details.

Hilltop Pop-Up Street Sale Coming Soon


Close out summer on Hilltop with one last block party. This year, we show support for local vendors, artists, music and food with the 3rd Annual Hilltop Pop-Up Street Sale.

WHERE: Find the Pop-Up along South 10th St, by People's Park, from MLK Jr Way towards M St! 

WHEN: We're open for biz from 11am until 3pm!

What is the Hilltop Pop-Up Street Sale? The Pop-Up is a special community event to shine a light on local artisans, independent business, and regular folk. Every year, Hilltop gets together to offer up clothes, jewelry, vintage goods, and other apparel in a unique street sale with new looks and used goods. This is your best chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family. All the excitement is sure to work up an appetite, so stick around for tasty food from local food trucks and good vibes from hometown talent. Last year, we had over thirty vendors and two hundred people- this year we're expecting more treats, more crafts, and more people.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Use the vendor application to submit your information to us! Submit your application to present your work, your service, your organization. Registration is open!


Create a yard sign. Spread your positive idea across Hilltop! You are invited to submit your design entry for consideration. Winning entries will be published on a 18" x 24" yard sign and distributed throughout the Hilltop neighborhood, and $20 gift cards to the top three designs! This contest is sponsored by the TacomaFIRST 311, Tacoma Housing Authority(THA) and the Hilltop Action Coalition.

Make sure you're eligible!

The competition is open to all K-12 students, one entry per student.

Students must live or attend school in the Hilltop neighborhood.

All entries must address the question, "What is your positive neighborhood motto?" Entries are flexible, but a phrase or a short sentence is a good guideline. Must be G-rated.

All entries must be received by July 13, 2018!

Your entry must be sized 18" x 24" and saved in a graphic format such as JPG, PNG, TIFF or other digital file.

Send an email with the subject "Design the Sign", your name, school, age, and your contact information and your file to designthesign@activatehilltop.com

Entries will be judged on positivity, attitude towards community pride.

Prizes will be awarded at the THA booth during the Hilltop Street Fair on August 25th 2018.

Tacoma Housing Authority, Hilltop Action Coalition and partner agencies reserve the right to reproduce your work.

Contact Chris Govella at (253) 448-2773 or cgovella@tacomahousing.org for questions.