The Goddess of Glass is a cute little shoppe in North Minneapolis (NOMI) featuring an always evolving variety of unique handmade gifts by local artists, along with fine art, prints and picture framing. We are located at the busy intersection of 44th & Penn Avenues in North Minneapolis. That’s just over a mile north of Highway 100 and Brooklyn Boulevard (BB becomes Osseo Road at 49th Ave N); and west of I-94 from both the 49th/53rd Ave N and Dowling Ave exits. We have a parking lot right out front lined with a collection of colorful planters filled right now with bare sticks adorned with solar colored lights.

We are developing and implementing a number of ideas to make our place more visible to passersby and improved lighting for those coming for our evening events. We appreciate your patience as we work towards a more vibrant visual to greet you!

Wed 3-7pm
Thu & Fri 12-7pm
Sat 9:30-4pm
Sun 11-4pm

@ Handmade gifts from more than 100 local artisans
@ Custom picture framing
@ Art classes
@ 1st Sunday Flea Market
@ Ryder Gallery & Studio
@ Live music events & more ….

I’ve had great success with Groupon with finding new customers through half-price glass fusing classes. Some people just want that one experience to see if they like it or not and some people like to come back. For those who come back, we ask that you NOT buy another deal for us from Groupon as they’ll take a marketing fee AGAIN. You can now register for your class at the Studio Member rate ($39/person) or buy one of these and take up to a year to use it! Or give it as a gift .. just let me know when ordering and I’ll email you a printable gift certificate.


These images represent a small sampling of the handmade art from more than 100 local artisans. We’ll soon have a Facebook Shopify option available with free local delivery!

Follow this link to our Google+ page including a Virtual Tour inside and map with directions.

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Photos by Julie Swanson @Pix by Julie 2017


“This is great neighborhood shop with wide variety of treasures made by local artists! It feels like shopping in a mini art gallery. The owner is wonderful and very involved in the community. You can feel good about your purchases on all fronts. Keep this on your list of places to shop local for holidays, b-days, and in between!”

“Wonderful place packed full of interesting and unique items. Great place to find a gift for a person who has everything. Reasonable prices and the owner is a treasure.”

“This is my new go-to place for gifts. I always find interesting and unique things for just about anybody I am looking for. Some locally made jewelry also caught my eye. I am so happy to have this place in my neighborhood!”