The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.
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What’s Happening at The Crucible

Stay up to date on our events and announcements.

Hot Couture

We will present our unique flaming fashion show, featuring dazzling runway performances and special guests, across four nights, February 16-19.

Fire & Light Soirée

Save the date, April 8, for an evening of art, industry, community, creativity, and fire in support of The Crucible’s education programs.

Registration Info

Waves 1 & 2 are open for registration. Members can now register for Waves 3 & 4, which open to the public on February 24.

Make Something!

Our industrial art classes welcome all levels—from absolute beginners to experienced artists
and craftspeople—to a one-of-a-kind learning environment.

Champions of Creativity

Support from members and donors allows us to provide accessible programs, empower working artists, partner with local schools, and train the next generation of makers. Crucible supporters believe in the life-changing power of creativity, colaboration, and community.

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The Crucible Community

Students, members, volunteers, faculty, artists, makers, craftspeople, patrons, staff, board, locals, donors, and arts lovers collaborate throughout the year to sustain one of the Bay Area’s most unique creative institutions.

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Community & Public Art

The Crucible’s public art program fosters partnerships between artists and communities to develop transformative, innovative, and inclusive community landmarks for organizations, developers, municipal entities, and others.

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Inspiring Creativity in Everyone

Browse work by students, youth, and Crucible faculty for ideas for your next project.

Explore Our Departments

The Crucible offers entry-level, continuing, and master classes with passionate, experienced instructors for 20+ areas of study.