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Hot Couture 2014 Nightly Runway Shows

On each night of The Crucible’s Hot Couture 2014 your ticket will let you experience three distinct runway shows. Each multidisciplinary performance will feature first-ever public viewings of stunning, cutting edge looks, and fire effects on the swirling fibonacci runway especially built for this event in our 56,000 sq. ft. West Oakland warehouse. Don’t miss a more »

Experience “Wild Tales” At Hot Couture 2014

We are extremely excited to showcase the wild and imaginative designs of local artists Angelique Benicio and Tansy Brooks at Hot Couture 2014. The multimedia costume designs with a “Wild Tales” theme have been created by Angelique Benicio with glass and metal accents by Tansy Brooks.

Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Annamarta Dostourian

Raymond Van Tussel Photography Annamarta Dostourian is an artist and designer based in Berkeley, California who will once again be presenting a new collection at Hot Couture 2014.

Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

Heather Wakefield has been sewing things since she was a child. It really does not take much to get her going creatively and she describes her studio, Satellite Art Station, as “a large, timeless, magical place 

Fireside Lounge, featuring Mark Growden’s The Calling All Choir

  Friday, January 31, 2014 6:30 pm — 10:30 pm Musical performance begins at 8 pm $20 at the door / Free for Crucible members Buy Tickets Our January 31st Fireside Lounge will feature the season finale performance by The Calling All Choir, directed by artist, performer and musician Mark Growden. The musical performance will begin at more »

Gear Girls at The Crucible

The Gear Girls at The Crucible Over the course of six weeks, 12 girls from Edna Brewer Middle School are mastering ARC welding, oxy-acetylene torch cutting, and angle grinding as part of The Crucible’s “Gear Girls” program during which they will create original sculptures inspired by the theme of self-expression. This year’s program is funded by more »

Veterans Day Classes: Free for Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day 2013, The Crucible is giving veterans a chance to explore their creativity in the medium of glass during a day of free taster classes available for sign-up to veterans only. Call 510-444-0919 x103 to sign up for a session. Glass Flameworking Session 1 (4GLF8813-VA): 10 am – 1 pm Session 2 (4GLF8813-VB): 2-5 more »

2013 Holiday Gifty & Open House

Saturday, December 14 |  Noon to 6 pm Sunday, December 15 |  Noon to 5 pm 1260 7th Street, Oakland FREE Shopping at the mall was never like this! Get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unique holiday bazaar while supporting local artists and community arts education for youth and adults. Check out more »

Fire and Metal are Awesome. Fire, Metal and Girl Power? Epic.

Carla Hall teaching the Women’s Blacksmithing Workshop.Earlier this year, a dozen women gathered for the bi-annual Women’s Blacksmithing Workshop. The Crucible offers this special workshop – taught by women, for women – to cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and forging steel.

Hot Couture 2014: The Fusion of Fashion & Fire

The Crucible’s fiery fusion of fashion design and industrial art returns Bay Area fashion designers and industrial artists have been collaborating for months to bring you one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art melding haute couture concepts with fine and industrial arts. This multidisciplinary performance will feature first-ever public viewings of stunning, cutting edge looks, new staging, fire effects, and more »

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