Join us for the 8th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction at The Crucible!

Saturday, April 27, 2013
6 – 11pm

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Industrial artists, acrobatic performers and The Crucible team are busy preparing for the 8th Annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. Our industrial art studio will once again transform into a stunning setting of art, fine food, wine, performance and fiery effects. Under the direction of Jo Kreiter, this year’s performance will feature an acrobatic spectacle by Flyaway Productions in collaboration with composer Mark Growden

We will be honoring Dennis Bartels, Executive Director of the Exploratorium, for his enthusiastic support of the art community. Dennis has been an advocate for the cultivation of creative thinking and informal learning environments amongst young people and adults believing that these types of classrooms have the most lasting impact on young minds. Dennis works with artists, scientists, collaborators and Exploratorium staff to design exhibits which mirror his own vision of encouraging learning by doing through hands-on experiences for people of all ages.

All guests willl enjoy an amazing performance in our fire and light filled industrial art studio, a delectable three-course dinner by Grace Street Catering with fine wines, and a live auction of beautiful fire-crafted art. 

Platinum Sponsor 
Bently Foundation
 
Silver Sponsors 
The Exploratorium in honor of Dennis Bartels

AB&I Foundry

Bronze Sponsors 
Lauren & Steve Adams
Paul & April Buchheit
CASS, Inc.
Loretta Clarke & Allen Hurtt
George Cogan & Fannie Allen 
Jeremy Crandell
Greg Hansen & Marsha Roberts
Tim Irvin
Edward B. Kangeter IV
Joseph Olivier
Charles Olson & Yoko Watanabe
One PacificCoast Bank
Leslie Pritchett
David Shulman
Schnitzer Steel
Pasha & Laney Thornton

  


All proceeds from this event directly support 
The Crucible’s educational programs.


Expect the spectacular. Support The Crucible. Buy your tickets.

Can’t attend the Soirée? You can still support The Crucible’s educational programs!

Single Ticket: $250

Experience an elegant dinner, dynamic performance, art auction and more.

Bronze Sponsor: $2,500

Our Bronze Sponsors enjoy:

  • Table for 10 at Soirée with preferred seating
  • Premium wine pairing with dinner
  • Name recognition on the website and in the event program

Silver Sponsor: $5,000

Our Silver Sponsors enjoy:

  • One table of 10 with premier bronze seating
  • Wine pairing with dinner
  • You and your table guests will be hosted at a VIP reception prior to the event 
  • Bronze Name Plaque on The Crucible Donor Wall
  • Prominent logo placement on event website page
  • Name recognition on the website and in the event program

Gold Sponsor: $12,500

Our Gold Sponsors enjoy:

  • One table of 10 with premier gold seating
  • Champagne and wine pairing with dinner
  • Special gift from the Executive Director
  • You and your table guests will be hosted at a VIP reception prior to the event 
  • Bronze Name Plaque on The Crucible Donor Wall
  • Prominent logo placement on event website page
  • Prominent acknowledgement on The Crucible’s sponsor page for one year. The Crucible’s website is visited
    by 170,000 people each year
  • Press release announcement acknowledging sponsorship
  • Mention in each issue of our newsletter that goes out once per month until May to over 15,000 people,
    as well as posted on all social media platforms.
  • Company name and logo listed in the official invitation. (Pledge must be received by March 1, 2013)
  • Half page recognition in the program
  • Stage recognition during the Executive Director’s welcoming speech

Platinum Sponsor: $25,000

Our Platinum Sponsors enjoy:

  • One table of 10 with premier diamond seating
  • Champagne and wine pairing with dinner
  • Special gift from the Executive Director
  • You and your table guests will be hosted at a VIP reception prior to the event 
  • Invitation to be a representative on the Advisory Council
  • Bronze Name Plaque on The Crucible Donor Wall
  • Prominent logo placement on web banner and event website page
  • Prominent  acknowledgement on The Crucible’s sponsor page for one year. The Crucible’s website is visited
    by 170,000 people each year
  • Press release announcement acknowledging sponsorship
  • Mention in each issue of our newsletter that goes out once per month until May to over 15,000 people,
    as well as posted on all social media platforms
  • Company name and logo listed in the official invitation. (Pledge must be received by March 1, 2013)
  • Full page recognition in the program
  • Stage recognition during the Executive Director’s welcoming speech

The 8th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction will be held at:

The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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Valet service is available. Attire is fun, festive, and fiery.