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Thursday, January 1
5:00pm - 8:00pm


Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
2213 Snelling Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Join us at our ‘Glass Harvest’ themed annual fall fundraiser for an evening of creativity and community, featuring an online silent auction of stunning glass art, delectable appetizers, exciting raffles, and engaging live glassblowing demonstrations.

  • Online Silent Auction featuring glass art pieces created by locally and nationally recognized artists.

  • Complementary appetizers catered by Chowgirls (included with ticket)

  • Raffle for a giant glass pumpkin (one submission included per ticket)

  • Special autumn cocktail made in collaboration with Isanti Spirits! Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for individuals over 21 years of age with a valid ID.

  • Live glassblowing demonstrations will take place throughout the entire evening. The demos will be autumn-themed with multiple artists working together collaboratively.

14 years old and under receive free admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Free admission for all staff members, instructors, and apprentices.


Why Donate:

Your support makes a profound difference to our small nonprofit organization. By donating, you’re directly contributing to our mission of keeping the furnaces hot, nurturing talent through scholarships, and building an inclusive arts community. Your generosity helps us continue offering the unique experience of working with glass and ensures that we remain an accessible resource for artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Impact of Your Contribution:

  • Studio Operation: Your donations help keep our furnaces blazing, ensuring artists have the tools they need to create stunning glass artworks.

  • Scholarships: Your contribution enables us to continue providing scholarships to aspiring glass artists, removing financial barriers and opening doors to creativity and skill development.

  • Emerging Artist in Residence Program: With your help, we can further our mission of supporting emerging talent in the world of glass art through our three month long emerging-artist-in-residence program.

By donating to our fall fundraiser, you become an essential part of our creative journey and a catalyst for positive change in our community. Join us for an evening of art, inspiration, and a chance to make a lasting impact on glass arts in Minnesota!

How to Donate:

  • Visit our website at

  • Click the “Donate Today” button at the top of the page to contribute

Thank you to our Event Sponsors Wettrock Co. and Isanti Spirits

Travel & Parking: We are located on the corner next to Solcana Fitness and across the street from the Growing Lots Urban Farm. Our entrance is facing E 22nd St, beside a garage door and a small parking lot that is free to use. Additional free parking is available on the surrounding streets. One block to Hwy 55/Hiawatha Ave. Two blocks to entrance to I-94. Two blocks to Franklin LRT Station.

Foci MCGA has reserved the parking lot from a neighboring business, A-Craft Windows. Please use their parking lot on Snelling Ave! 

Metro Transit: Nearest bus stops are #56504 (22nd St E & Cedar Ave S) and #16444 (Minnehaha Ave S & 22nd St E), both on Route 9. Nearest light rail station is on Franklin Avenue (Blue Line). Both stops are within a five minute walk from the studio.


Please note that the glassblowing space (or ‘hotshop’) has very strong ventilation system which is used to manage the heat, so the environment may be somewhat noisy.

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