Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

A nonprofit organization

177 donors


Gather people to explore the creative potential of glass.


A diverse community of dedicated makers, enthusiasts, seekers, and newcomers who feel welcomed and engaged at our center.

Established in 2009, Foci MCGA (Minnesota Center for Glass Arts) proudly represents a vibrant arts community as Minnesota’s only public access studio and education center. Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is located in NE Minneapolis and offers a full glass studio curriculum taught by artists locally and nationally recognized, as well as programming for youth, corporate group experiences, events, and exhibitions. Our goal is to be a safe space for all to feel welcome and engaged, creating experiences that motivate curiosity, build excitement, and advance mastery.

We offer training and facilities that support many glass disciplines including glassblowing, neon, flameworking, casting and fusing. We are open to the public 7 days a week. Stop in and watch hot glass in action, visit our Marketplace Gallery and Exhibition Space and get excited about glass sculpture!

In the past year, we’ve reached thousands.

  • 150 classes of all types, from first time glass experience seekers to advanced curriculum classes and visiting artist workshops.
  • Studio rental by community artists of 3,000 hours.
  • Our Mobile Hot Shop had 25,000 visitors at various fairs and events, including a return engagement at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • Gallery sales program supporting artists and Foci MCGA.

To continue to support glass artists and students in the community and provide unique glass experiences for the curious, we keep our rates at absolute rock bottom. Your generous financial support helps increase community outreach, grow our programming, and maintain our facility.

Thank you, we appreciate your support!

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Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any contribution is fully tax-deductible. 

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Organization name

Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

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Arts & Culture Education


2213 Snelling Ave 2213 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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