Events

Since 1999, The Crucible has produced a wide variety of events ranging from fundraisers to operas to community open houses. Maintaining collaborations with highly-trained craft and industrial artists, our goal is to reach far and wide into as well as beyond our community to make memorable events, whether recurring open houses or once-in-a-lifetime spectacles.

Take a tour

Find out what we have to offer in a free, guided tour of our 56,000 square foot facility. Tours are given twice a month: the 1st Tuesday at 6pm, and the 3rd Saturday at 3pm, except during holidays and special events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Hot Couture 2017: The Beautiful Ones

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Since 2007, haute couture has been turned on its ear, Crucible-style, with Hot Couture — a spectacular flaming fashion show that features wearable art from the Bay Area’s most cutting-edge designers.

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Save the date for an evening of art, industry, community, creativity, and fire in support of The Crucible’s education programs. Join us in celebrating the contributions and vision of honoree Dr. Frances Hellman, who has been a valued member of The Crucible’s community for more than a decade.

PAST EVENTS

Bike Fix-A-Thon – Sunday, August 31, 2014

Got a bike that needs a fix? Let us help! The Crucible’s Bike Fix-A-Thon mechanics will get you back on your wheels again During Bike Fix-A-Thons, Crucible faculty and volunteers create a bike repair studio

Artists of The Crucible at Peralta Junction

Peralta Junction’s Pop-Up Creative Commons has become a hive of weekend activity in West Oakland. Movies, music, dancing… Each weekend as the doors open up inquisitive visitors are treated to art, food trucks, performances and

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Donation Form

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Donation Form Deadline for receipt of art: Friday, January 6, 2017 Please submit this form at your earliest convenience, no later than January 6. Please deliver your

Delirium’s Feign

The Crucible’ Cathedral Gallery presents October 21 – November 12, 2010 Show Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21st, 6-9PM Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, November 12th, 6-9PM Ushering in the fall and onset of All Hallow’s Eve,

Peralta Junction

A Pop-Up Creative Commons in West Oakland featuring Art, Food Trucks, Performances, People & Pumpkins. Beginning October 4, 2012, the 24,000 square-foot vacant lot full of weeds at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2012

The very core of The Crucible is about learning and doing: inspiring creativity in everyone, and unleashing their potential to make things. It’s no surprise then that you’ll find us at the 2012 East Bay

Crucible Revival

The Crucible’s 12th Anniversary Benefit January 14 & 15, 2011 • 7-11pm (Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm) Press Release A fiery benefit for The Crucible’s educational programs honoring the work of

2015 Soirée Auction Preview

2015 Soirée Auction Preview You’ll want to have your paddle at the ready to bid on these gorgeous, masterful pieces of art at our Live Auction. Feeling shy? Not to worry – we have several beautiful

2014 Soiree

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 6–11 pm Directions Join us for an artistic evening, theatrically directed by The Crucible’s founder, guest, and soirée honoree Michael Sturtz. This 15th anniversary celebration includes a delicious dinner, live

2013 Fireside Lounge Schedule

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. In 2013, The Crucible will explore

Halloween Fun

Halloween Weekend • October 22-23, 2011 Join us at The Crucible this Halloween for a spooky weekend of fun. We’ll teach you a new trick that is sure to be a treat. Introduction to Blacksmithing

Nov. 10: 50 Years of Studio Glass

Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday November 11 – 10am to 6pm Saturday, Nov 10 – 6-9pm This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States, and The Crucible is

Hot Couture – 2008 Fashion Show

Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire & Fashion January 17, 18 & 19, 2008 Doors Open: 7PM The Crucible celebrated our Ninth Anniversary with a blazing showcase of wearable art from Bay Area designers, awe-inspiring

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2009

Hot for the Holidays! Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 200910AM – 4PM Vendors – Applications ClosedArt Show – Call For Artists – Apply Here Shopping at the mall was never like this! Support

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2008

Hot for the Holidays! Shopping at the mall was never like this! Support local artists and community arts education for youth and adults while you get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2007

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 200710AM to 4PM • FREE ADMISSION!   Hot for the Holidays! Whatever holiday you celebrate, spark it up with a visit to The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty celebration. Shop

2008 Holiday Gifty Gallery

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HEAT: A Fire Cabaret

HEAT: A Fire Cabaret Seduction’s Flash Point July 15-17, 2010  7PM EVENTS PHOTOS HERE… PHOTOBOOF PHOTOS HERE… Slip into a forgotten era when fire prohibition was in full effect and the frigid masses were forced

Heat: A Fire Cabaret Recap

Our super hot summer show was a wild success. Thank you to everyone for your support and help in keeping the creative fires burning. We’ll be continuing to post some of the amazing images from

HEAT: A Fire Cabaret – Performers

The Cast Main Stage Performers Kim Nalley Band – vocals and live music Scarlett & Axelrod – aerial, dance and acrobatics Gravity Plays Favorites – pole dancing Jennings & Xaiohong – hand to hand balancing

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Flamboastin’ – Bay Area Youth Flaunting their Sculptural Explorations

The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery CALL FOR YOUTH ART Flamboastin’ Bay Area Youth Flaunting their Sculptural Explorations Deadline for Submission: Friday, July 30th, 2010 The Crucibleʼs Cathedral Gallery is producing itʼs first its first Bay Area

Flamboastin’

August 19 – October 1, 2010 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 19th 6-9pm First Friday Art Walk: Friday, September 3rd 6-9pm Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm     Address: 1603 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 Map More Info:

Flux

July 20 – August 13, 2010 Artist Reception: Thursday, July 29th 6-9pm First Friday Art Walk: Friday, August 6th 6-9pm Closing Reception: Friday, August 13th 6-9pm with music by Daniel Yasmin & Co. Gallery Hours:

Fireside Lounge: Conception

Friday, February 15, 2013 • 6:30-9:30PM$10 at the doorFree for Crucible Members Join us for an evening of demonstrations on how materials such as clay, wood, stone, and steel inspire and inform the process of

Fireside Lounge: Rosie the Riveter

Friday, May 6, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM $10 at door / Crucible Members are free Event Press Release Join us for an evening of celebrating powerful women in industrial art. This girl power–filled event will host

Fireside Lounge: Rosie the Riveter Gallery

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Fireside Lounge May 2016

Friday, May 6 | 6:30-9:30 pm Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show Learn about classes | Performances FREE admission & open to all Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge

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

Fireside Lounge: Made In Oakland

Fireside Lounge Series “Made In Oakland” May 11, 2012 * 6:30-9:30pm The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and

Fireside Lounge: Light & Shadow

Friday, October 14, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM $10 at door / Free for Crucible Members Join us as we explore the changing of the seasons and the play on light and shadow this time of year

Fireside Lounge: Industrial Strength

Friday, February 24, 2012 • 6:30-9:30PM $10 at door / Free for Crucible Members In one captivating night, we consider the strength of industrial materials transformed by the passion of artists who are inspired by

Fireside Lounge – Fall 2016

Fireside Lounge Open House Friday, October 28, 2016 | 6:30-9:30pm Join us for an evening celebrating local dreamers and creators, as we host some of the Bay Area’s most influential makers and artists. The Crucible’s Fireside

Fireside Lounge: Amor Ardiente

Friday, February 11, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM$10 at door / Crucible Members are free Event Press Release5″x8″ Event Flyer (PDF) Gather around the fire for an evening of industrial-sized love filled with a kissing booth robot,

Fireside Lounge: Amor Ardiente Gallery

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Fireside Lounge 10/10/2014

Fireside Lounge: Innovation & Improvisation Featuring the artistry of Sung Kim Friday, October 10 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm $10 at the door. Free for Crucible members. Meet Sung Kim Sung Kim is a Bay

Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

  Our July 2009 Fire and Light Soiree was a fabulous success! 250 guests enjoyed a delicious dinner beneath a stunning tent canopy, and generous bidding during our art auction raised funds for The Crucible’s

Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Gallery

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2012 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Please join us for the 7th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction. This event transforms our industrial art studio into an enchanted setting of dazzling art, fine food and wine, and fiery effects.

Fire & Light Soiree – 2015

Saturday, April 18, 6pm Cocktails | Dinner | Performance | Live Art Auction | After Party Supporting The Crucible’s Education Programs Spend this special evening celebrating art, industry, community, and the creative fire! Join us

Fire Ballets & Operas

The World Premiere of MACHINE: A Fire Opera™ January 11-14 and 18-21, 2012 Based on a short story by science fiction author Derek J. Goodman, MACHINE is set in a fiery industrial universe in which

Fire Arts Festival

The Crucible’s Annual Celebration of Fire, Art and Community The 9th Annual Fire Arts Festival has burned itself out — 4 days; 300,000 sq. feet; 35+ installations; 23+ performing groups; 18 merchandise vendors; 5 food

Fire Arts Festival Artists & Performers

Performance Artists Amanda Palmer Axis Dance Company Aziz Abbatiello BlacKMahal Bronkar Lee Bumpitythump Capacitor Copper Lantern Fire Theater El Circo The Embodiment Project Flamenco Fury FLO-ology Fire Arts Collective Loco BlocoLuceroLoyd Family Players Nocturnal Sunshine

Fire Arts Festival – Applications

  Wednesday – Saturday, July 15-18, 2009 Call for Artists and Performers We invite you to submit your work for inclusion in our 2009 Fire Arts Festival. Jump down to Applications The Crucible is a

Fire Arts Festival® 2009

{youtube}VyxZJPsuS9k{/youtube} The Crucible’s 9th Annual Fire Arts Festival Wednesday – Saturday, July 15-18, 2009 8:00PM – 11:59PM NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! (see where) 2009 Festival Recap Gallery | 2009 Soirée Recap Gallery Jump To: About

Fire Arts Festival® 2008

First off we would like to thank everyone for such a successful event. Thank you to our sponsors, performers, artists, vendors, volunteers, our dedicated staff and of course our fabulous attendees!   Photo Gallery –

Fire Arts Festival 2008 Gallery

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Fire Arts Festival® 2007

The Crucible’s 7th Annual Fire Arts Festival set West Oakland ablaze and transformed the vacant lot at Kirkham St. and 7th St. into a Fire Arts Arena with a four-day run from Wednesday, July 11th,

Fire Arts Festival 2007 Gallery

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Fire Arts Arena Directions

FREE shuttle service will be available from West Oakland BART to the Fire Arts Arena and back! Youth will not be allowed on shuttles unless accompanied by an adult.   Bicycle parking will also be

Fire Art Arena Rules

FIRE ARTS ARENA RULES The Crucible reserves the right to remove anyone from the Fire Arts Arena – We reserve the right to refuse entry into the event– No children under 18 without parent or

Cast

The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery presents March 18 – May 7, 2010 Opening Reception – March 18th – 6-9PM Join us for the opening reception of the latest group exhibition at our gallery in downtown Oakland.

The Crucible Collection Benefit Art Auction

Champagne Reception and Silent Auction Thursday, April 8th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Organized with a sharp eye on the future, The Crucible Collection presented 10 contemporary artworks by some of the most renowned visual artists working

The Crucible at Maker Faire 2013

Fire artist, Peter Kropf helping a young guest operate The Crucible’s fire poofers! We love Maker Faire! A celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, the festival brings makers together to showcase their wares, inspire

Call for Art: The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge

Art show: Precious Metal   On Friday, May 9th The Crucible is hosting an art exhibition largely featuring our metal departments. This Fireside Lounge will focus its demonstrations on foundry, kinetics and electronics, machining, hot

Tools to Table Open House

Tools to Table: Fall Open House Saturday, September 10, 2016 | noon-5pm Celebrate and explore the tools and techniques of creating and consuming food and drink! Tools to Table will feature over a dozen areas of interest: featured food and spirit vendors,

Youth On Fire: Fireside Lounge

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs.   Bring the whole family to

Fire & Light Soiree – 2016

Saturday, April 9, 6pm Cocktails | Dinner Performance | Live Art Auction Supporting The Crucible’s Education Programs   Please join us for this special evening in support of The Crucible! Help celebrate the contributions of special guest honorees

2016 Soirée Auction Preview

You’ll want to have your paddle ready to bid on these gorgeous, unique pieces of art in metal, wood, clay and glass. Soiree 2016 Auction Preview 1. Rustic Filleting Knife 2016 Recycled Leaf Spring (Steel –

Jewelry Studio Reopening

Jewelry Reignited: A Studio Transformation to Get Fired Up About Over the past few weeks, we've made big changes to our Jewelry Studio. These enhancements will give each student an improved workspace with better tools

GIFTY 2016

GIFTY 2016 Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. With works of glass, metal, wood, ceramics, and more,

2016 Fire & Light Soiree Photo Gallery

Thanks to everyone who joined us at The Crucible's 2016 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. It was a fabulous evening, filled with fire, art... and fundraising! We raised more than $200,000 for

2016 Fire & Light Soiree and Art Auction

COCKTAILS • DINNER • PERFORMANCE • ART AUCTION Please join us for this special evening in support of The Crucible! Help celebrate the contributions of special guest honorees Christopher and Camille Bently, on behalf of

2015 Fire & Light Soiree Gala Photo Gallery

Thanks to everyone who joined us at The Crucible's 2015 Fire & Light Soirée. It was a fabulous night of art, fire, friendship... and fundraising! We surpassed our financial goal for the evening, raising $215,000

Meet Hot Couture designer Domonique Echeverria

Meet Hot Couture designer Domonique Echeverria San Francisco born designer Domonique Echeverria mixes romantic divinity with future tribalism, a nod to the past, and an ode to female power. Now based in New York City,

GIFTY 2015

FREE this weekend! SPECIAL MEMBER PREVIEW With a performance by the Pleasant Grove Joyful Noise Choir Friday Dec. 11 | 7 - 9:30 pm Saturday Dec. 12 | 11 am — 6 pm Sunday Dec. 13 | Noon -

Glass Artist Guido Gerlitz Demo & Lecture

Sunday October 19th 11:30am lecture and slide show 1:00 pm begin several hours of hot shop demonstrations Guido received his BFA in Glass & Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and MFA in Glass

Lie-Nielson Tool Demo at The Crucible

The good people of Lie-Nielson were in The Crucible all weekend demonstrating the use of their gorgeous woodworking tools, and chatting about all things woodworking. We grabbed a few images to share.

East Bay Mini Maker Faire Meetup & Project Sneak Peek

If you just can't wait for the East Bay Mini Maker Faire (coming to Oakland on October 14, 2014), then come on down to The Crucible on July 29, 2014 to hang out in our

Hot Couture 2014 Nightly Runway Shows

Hot Couture 2013. Design by Jeaneen Brunck, back with new designs in 2014! On each night of The Crucible’s Hot Couture 2014 your ticket will let you experience three distinct runway shows. Each

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

Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

Photos courtesy of Heather Wakefield. 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

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.

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

Hot Couture 2016: The Fusion of Fashion & Fire

TWO BIG NIGHTS! Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 | 8 pm Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 | 8 pm Doors Open At 7:30 pm The Crucible's fiery fusion of fashion design and industrial art returns! One of

Castaways to Treasures: Jewelry Sale

Join the Women's Jewelry Association's members and friends at The Crucible for a jewelry makers and manufacturers' sale to find goodies from past collections, pearls, gemstones, findings, beads, tools and equipment at hugely discounted prices.Saturday,

Hugh Jenkins: Explorations in Efficient Glass Studio Operation

Could blowing glass cost you less and be more environmentally friendly? Join Hugh Jenkins, renowned Hawaiian glass art educator, artist and expert in glass studio efficiency, to learn tips for use of renewable energy, alternative fuels such

East Bay Open Studios 2013

The Crucible is participating in the 2013 East Bay Open Studios, presented annually by Pro Arts Gallery. Our featured artists are Barbara Barnett, Peter Kropf, Johanna Neaderhouser, Rob Nehring, Alexander Smith, Daniel Stauber, Sam Waller

Fireside Lounge: Creation

Our next Fireside Lounge leads us to explore creation and how ideas move from concept into creative expression. Friday, May 10, 20136:30-9:30pm$10 / Free for Crucible membersThe Crucible, 1260 7th St, Oakland  >> Directions In

Artifact: The Crucible at the Asian Art Museum

Artifact: The Crucible at the Asian Art MuseumFridays–Sundays, March 15–May 5, 2013Noon to 4pmAsian Art Museum, Ground Floor, Resource Room, Vinson Nook200 Larkin Street, San FranciscoFREE with museum admissionWhat would you take to the afterlife? The

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Friday, May 6 | 6:30-9:30 pm Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show Learn about classes | Performances FREE admission & open to all Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge

3-Hour Tasters

Have an itch to try something new and different? 3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore the myriad art disciplines we offer, without a deep commitment. You can get an introduction to Enameling, Sand Casting, Glass

Friday Flames

End the workweek with flames, friends and a toast! Join us for a Friday Flame, a unique night out creating industrial art and enjoying good company. Enjoy a 2-hour workshop creating a work of art

Spring Open House 2016

Saturday, March 26 | 12-5 pm Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show | Bike sale Learn about classes | Performances FREE admission & open to all   Our spring open house highlights the scientific

2013 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Join us for the 8th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction at The Crucible!Saturday, April 27, 20136 - 11pm>> Preview Auction Items Industrial artists, acrobatic performers and The Crucible team are busy preparing

Hot Couture Dazzles and Inspires the Community

With the fashion back on hangers, the runway disassembled and the fire poofers put away (for now), we wanted to take a moment and thank The Crucible community for helping make our second Hot Couture

2013 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Items

The Bay Area's top artists working in metal, glass, fire, wood and mixed media have donated fine art for the 2013 Fire & Light Auction. The live art auction will take place during dessert. Have

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Alex Glowaski

In our final Designer Spotlight, staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with maker-artist Alex Glowaski to discuss brainwave-reactive headsets, internet-enabled pieces, and her huge dreams for Hot Couture and beyond. She will be showing two pieces at

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Coyote Counter Collective

Photo courtesy of Coyote Counter Collective.Coyote Counter Collective is a cooperative art and design space in North Oakland formed by group of artists banded together to re-imagine structures on their own terms. The corner storefront

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: SENSOREE Design Lab

Photos courtesy of SENSOREE.To SENSOREE Design Lab, 2013 is the year of communication. At Hot Couture, SENSOREE will premier five new interactive designs that speak to the self, each other and the spacial environment. Under

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Sam Waller

As The Crucible’s Hot Couture Fashion Show on January 11 & 12, 2013 approaches, staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with faculty member, leather artist, and Hot Couture designer Sam Waller to learn more about his

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Miss Velvet Cream

In anticipation of The Crucible's upcoming Hot Couture Fashion Show on January 11 & 12, 2013, The Crucible staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with wearable art specialist Scatha G. Allison to learn more about her

The Crucible Presents: Hot Couture 2013

Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & FireJanuary 11 & 12, 2013Doors at 7pmShow at 8pm(Standing room only. No reserved seating.)Buy TicketsIn celebration of The Crucible's 14th Anniversary, we are excited to present Hot Couture:

Gift & Get

It's the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive one as well. We are

Hot Couture 2013 Call for Artists

Something amazing is in the works at The Crucible. For the second time in our history, we're launching an event bringing the creativity, skill and glamour of high fashion together with the strength, power and

Beads of Courage Bead Challenge

Saturday, Setepmber 15, 2012 • 10AM-6PM Free AdmissionA fundraiser for Beads of Courage, Inc, hosted by The Northern California Society of Glass BeadmakersThe Northern California Society of Glass Beadmakers are Firing up their Torches!Beads of Courage

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Trunk Show

Friday, Setepmber 21, 2012 • 10AM-6PM Saturday, Setepmber 21-22, 2012 • 10AM-5PM Free AdmissionThe Crucible is hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. Featured events include:Test their full line of woodworking hand tools.Participate in hands-on demonstrations.Learn

Hot Couture: Call for Artists

The Crucible seeks submissions and team proposals from fashion designers and industrial artists for our January 2013 fashion show event.General InformationSomething amazing is in the works at The Crucible. For the second time in our

Hot Couture Artist and Designer Application

Call for Fashion Designers and Industrial Artists Application submission deadline at 10pm on September 25, 2016 The Crucible is seeking designer and artist submissions for Hot Couture 2017, our annual show integrating bold design, visionary fashion,

2012 Fall Open House: Call For Art

Call for Art Let The Crucible put your art on display! We are opening our doors to the public on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 12-4PM for our annual Fall Open House. Showcasing art in

2012 Fall Fireside Lounge: “Shape / Shift”

October 12, 2012 * 6:30-9:30pm Interested in participating? Click here to download the Art Submission Form.The Crucible's Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in

2012 Fall Open House

Saturday, Setepmber 8, 2012 • 12-4PM Free Admission A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible's 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar

2012 Soirée Follow-Up

We'd like to thank everyone involved for being a part of The Crucible's Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! As always, our

50 Years of American Studio Glass

Saturday, Nov 10 and Sunday November 11 - 10am to 6pm Saturday, Nov 10 - 6-9pm This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. Come join us in

2012 Fire & Light Soiree Auction Items

The Bay Area's top artists working in metal, glass, fire, wood and mixed media have donated fine art for tonights auction. The live art auction will take place during dessert. Be sure to have your

Playa Bound: Call for Art

On Saturday, June 22, 2013 The Crucible will host a curated industrial art exhibit in a gallery setting during the annual Playa Bound Open House & Sale. Any artist utilizing techniques taught at The Crucible is

2013 Playa Bound Vendor Information

Be a Vendor at The Crucible's 2013 Playa Bound Open House!Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and accessories, utility supplies, gadgets, furniture, ceramics, glass and metal creations, neon art and more to eager, Playa-bound shoppers

2011 Inferno: A Fire Circus Gallery

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2011 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Gallery

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2011 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Items

2011 Fire & Light Soirée Art Auction Items More info & buy tickets... Fire & Light Soirée Art Auction Items Metal Table forged and fabricated steel $900 Carla Hall has been making decorative ironwork for

2010 Fall Open House Gallery

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2011 Spring Open House Gallery

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2011 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Please join us for The Crucible's Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm Guests will enjoy a delicious three course dinner with wine pairings and bid on beautiful

Inferno: A Fire Circus

photos a courtesy of Lucent Dossier Experience Inferno: A Fire Circus Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2011 • 7PM Event Press ReleaseMedia Photos Enter into Inferno: A Fire Circus, the hottest show on

2009 Fall Open House Gallery

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2010 Spring Open House Gallery

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2010 Volunteer Appreciation Party Gallery

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Evening @ The Crucible – May 2010

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Crucible Revival Gallery

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Crucible Revival Performers and Artists

Performances by Aziz Abbatiello - fiery whirling dervish Axis Dance Company - contemporary dancing Dan Cantrell - composer and musician Copper Lantern Fire Theater - fire dancing Juan Del Valle - flamenco dancing fire Flavor

Spring Open House 2012

Spring Open House"The Science of Art" Saturday, April 7, 2012 • 12-4PM Free Admission The Science of Art, an event to highlight the scientific principals, enquiry and exploration behind the fine and industrial arts processes taught

Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House 2011

Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House Saturday, December 10, 2011 • 12PM to 6PMSunday, December 11, 2011 • 12PM to 4PM FREE Admission Directions & Parking Download PDF of Event Poster... Vendor Application is

Fireside Lounge

Fireside Lounge Friday, October 14, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM $10 at door / Crucible Members are free Featuring glass, wood, stone and ceramics, set in our 56,000 square foot facility. More information to come...  

Fall Open House 2011

Fall Open House Saturday, September 10, 2011 • 12-4PM Free AdmissionArt Show - Call For Artists Press Release A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the

Spring Open House 2011

Spring Open House Saturday, April 2, 2011 • 12-4PM Free Admission Download Event Poster (PDF) A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The

Fireside Lounge: Amor Ardiente

Friday, February 11, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM$10 at door / Crucible Members are free Event Press Release5"x8" Event Flyer (PDF) Gather around the fire for an evening of industrial-sized love filled with a kissing booth robot,

2011 Crucible Holiday Gift Guide

Crucible Gift Ideas: A Crucible Class | Machine Tickets | A Crucible Membership | Gift Certificates Crucible Merchandise | Handmade Gifts from Holiday Gifty Gift Idea #1 – A Crucible Class Holiday TastersSaturday & Sunday,

Call for Entries: “Aural Machina”

Call for Entries: "Aural Machina" DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Exhibition Dates: Dec 16 – Feb 4Guest Juror: Daniel YasminThe Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery is looking for Bay Area artists to participate in our upcoming group

Call for Entries: “Delirium’s Feign”

Call for Entries: "Delirium’s Feign" Deadline for Entries is October 1, 2010. The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery is looking for Bay Area artists to participate in their upcoming group sculpture exhibit, Delirium’s Feign. Ushering in the

Fall Community Open House 2010

We know you've driven by a thousand times wondering what goes on here. Well now's your chance to come find out! Fall Community Open House Celebrating Art & Community Saturday, September 11, 2010 12PM to

2010 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Recep

Thank you to all our guests, artists, and volunteers for being a part of our Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. We are so appreciative of our Soirée guests' support of The Crucible's arts

2010 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Gallery

2010 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Art Auction Items | The Cast of Heat | Heat Photos {morfeo 34}

Call For Proposals – Siege of the Gallery

Siege of the Gallery – Call for Curatorial Proposals for a Group Exhibit CALL FOR PROPOSALS! DEADLINE: Friday, June 18, 2010 @ 5PM The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery is figuratively under siege in July... And it

It’s Alive

The Crucible's Cathedral Gallery presents May 20 - July 2, 2010 Opening Reception - May 20th - 6-9PM Guest Juror: Nemo Gould Artists included:Robert BurnsidePatricia Chavez & Chris Niemer Max Chen Jonathan Foote Nemo Gould

Machine – A Fire Opera

January 11-14 and 18-21, 2012 Tickets: $45-$65 {Buy Now} Directed and Libretto by Mark Streshinsky Score by Clark Suprynowicz Press ReleaseThe Crucible proudly presents, MACHINE: A world premiere Fire Opera written, conceived and directed for

Evening at The Crucible – October 2010 – Recap

An Evening of Flamenco, Art & Fire Friday, October 15, 2010 • 6:30 - 9:30PM Press Release for MediaEvent Flyer (jpeg) Thank you to all that attended The Crucible's Evening @ The Crucible on Friday,

Evening at The Crucible – October 2010

An Evening of Flamenco, Art & Fire Friday, October 15, 2010 6:30 - 9:30PM The Crucible1260 7th Street, OaklandDirections $10 suggested donation at door Tasty food and beverages available for purchase This is a family

Evening at The Crucible – May 2010

Demos, Discounts and Drinks! Friday, May 14, 20106:30 - 9:30PM Converge with Crucible faculty at our industrial arts facility to ignite your creativity. Instructors will be on hand to divulge age-old techniques in jewelry making,

Evening at The Crucible – February 2010

Demos, Discounts and Drinks! February 26, 2010 6:30 - 9:30PM Free Admission On February 26, converge with Crucible faculty at our industrial arts facility to ignite your creativity. Instructors will be on hand to divulge

2009 Holiday Gifty Art Sale and Open House Gallery

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Metal vs. Wood

The Crucible's Cathedral Gallery presents January 21 - March 5, 2010 Opening Reception - January 21st 6-9PM The Crucible’s art gallery in Oakland’s historic Cathedral Building, at the triangle between Broadway and Telegraph Avenues, announces

2007 Romeo & Juliet Gallery

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2004 Dido & Aeneas Gallery

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2006 Seven Deadly Sins Gallery

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Cathedral Shows

The Crucible's Cathedral Gallery The Cathedral Gallery space is now closed. We are currently looking for a new gallery space. Stay tuned for future shows and in the mean time check out our past shows

Newsletter October 09

FEATURE Fall Classes in Full Swing If you’re missing the heat of summer, then come to The Crucible to get up close and personal with a kiln, torch, furnace, or flame and ignite your creativity.

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2010

Hot for the Holidays! Friday, December 10, 2010 (Preview Night) 7-10PM • $10 at Door / Free Admission for Crucible Members Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2010 10AM - 4PM • Free Admission

Holiday Gifty Vendor Information

Holiday Gifty Vendor Information: DEADLINE: Monday, November 14, 2011APPLICATIONS CLOSED Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, glass beads, vases, ornaments, baubles, recycled steel sculptures, neon wall art, etc. to eager holiday shoppers in our

Fall Community Open House 2009

Celebrating Art & Community Saturday, September 12, 2009 12PM to 4PM Interested in participating in this exciting event?Exhibitor Information... We know you've driven by a thousand times wondering what goes on here. Well now's your

Fall Open House Exhibitor Information

The Crucible will host an open house on September 11, 2010 and we are seeking local community-based organizations to join us in our fourth Community Open House event. The Open House will run from 12-4

2009 Volunteer Appreciation Party Gallery

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2009 Art Auction & Art Lottery Items

Fire & Light Soirée Art Auction Items Thanks to everyone who made our Art Auction so successful! Each of the pieces below was sold to the highest bidder during an exciting live auction.   Nourot

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The Crucible's Cathedral Gallery presents November 6 - December 31, 2009 We will be open for First Friday 1/1/10! Artists Include: Alex Nielsen • Billy Hiebert • Bobby Jean • Bruk Dunbar • Christopher Flores

2009 Spring Open House Gallery

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2009 Dracul: Prince of Fire Gallery

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2008 Fall Open House Gallery

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Events Gallery

Click on an image to view a slideshow of pictures from each event. Fire Arts Festivals® Fire Ballets™ Fire Operas™ Theatrical Events Fire & Light Soirées Friday Night Events Open Houses Volunteer Appreciation Party  

Dracul: Prince of Fire – 2009 Fire Ballet

The Crucible Story of Dracul: Prince of Fire This is a crafted turn of events that brought about the start of the vampire legend, based on the actual 15th century historical character who belonged to

Stravinsky’s Firebird – 2008 Fire Ballet

Stravinsky's “L'oiseau de feu” April 9-12 and 16-19, 2008 The Classic Story: Firebird The Crucible’s version of this classic Russian folktale begins in the enchanted garden of the evil sorcerer, Kashchei. A group of beautiful

Romeo & Juliet – 2007 Fire Ballet

Our Eighth Anniversary Fundraising Production In Janurary 2007, The Crucible celebrated its 8th Anniversary with a sizzling synthesis of dance and fire: The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet—A Fire Ballet. In

2010 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction Thursday, July 15, 2010 6pm The Crucible Expect the spectacular. Support The Crucible. Buy your tickets. Join us for The Crucible’s annual Soirée! This fiery, festive, and fabulous

Seven Deadly Sins – 2006 Fire Opera

Lust. Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Envy. Pride. Upon setting fire to the stage, Michael Sturtz, Founder and Executive Director of The Crucible, welcomed the audience to its 7th anniversary fundraising event -- Kurt Weill and

Dido and Aeneas – 2004 Fire Opera

The Crucible Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in Style with a Fire Opera The roar of the furnace, the hush of the crowd: hundreds of faces turn towards the flickering candle held by Katherine Rohrer as

Fall Open House 2008

Fall Community Open House Saturday, September 6, 2008 – 12PM to 6PM   Exhibitor List: Oakland Fire Department City Slicker Farms DeFremery Park Mandela Foods Cooperative West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project East Bay College Fund

Fall Open House 2007

Fall Community Open House Saturday, September 8, 2007 Art Show and Open House - 2-6pm Artist Reception - Featuring the Art of Githinji Wa Mibre - 6-8pm   Celebrating Art & Community At The Crucible’s

Illuminated Sculpture – Ohlone

Illuminated Sculpture from the Crucible Showing at The Louie Art Gallery, Ohlone College 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA January 29 through February 27, 2004 A growing art form, Illuminated Sculpture From The Crucible represented 18

Lecture Series – Silverman, Meadows, Kingsley, Hill

LANNY SILVERMAN Kinetic Art and Art & Technology from a Curator's Viewpoint Sunday, July 28, 2002, 7:30 - 9:30pm As a curator, Lanny Silverman is ringmaster of sorts: he choreographs shows that refuse to lie

Lecture Series – Jackson, Kahn, Hayden

PRESTON JACKSON Figures, Monuments, Steel & Society   Figurative Metal Sculpture & the Dialogue of Teaching Sunday, July 28, 2002, 7:30 - 9:30pm Preston Jackson, a leading Chicago artist and educator, is a prime example

Lecture Series – Albert Paley

ALBERT PALEY Sunday, October 27, 2002 7:30 - 9:00pm "When I started doing iron, all of a sudden it was a revelation...it became my vehicle for exploration." Born in Philadelphia in 1944 and internationally acclaimed

Lecture Series – Beverly Pepper

Beverly Pepper Sculpture, Abstraction, Steel & Environment A Retrospective by the Internationally Renowned Sculptor On Sunday, October 12th, The Crucible welcomed celebrated artist Beverly Pepper to the Bay Area for a lively lecture, a Meet-the-Artist

Lecture Series

The Crucible hosted lively lecture series, featuring artists, artisans and tradespeople who present their work and answer questions about the processes and techniques they use to produce their art. Lectures were held on Sunday evenings,

Spring Open House 2010

2010 Spring Open House Celebrating Student and Faculty Art Saturday, April 17, 2010 • 12 to 4PM FREE Admission Join us this Saturday afternoon as we roll open our doors to show you what we

Spring Open House 2009

Celebrating Student & Faculty Art Saturday, April 18, 2009 • 11AM to 5PM It was a sunny Saturday and hundreds of visitors shared the excitement of The Crucible as the sparks flew and hammers rang

Media Coverage

2011 Classes & Programs OaklandLocal - "Oakland bike program give youth chance to stay active this summer" by Jackie Ho Comcast Hometwon Network- "Upside" (aired March 2011) PBS Kids - Design Squad Nation - "Musical

Press Releases

2013 Youth Build Leadership, Art, Life Skills In One-of-a-Kind Internship Program at The Crucible (7/23/13) The Crucible Hosts its Third Annual Playa Bound: Sale & Open House (6/21/13) The Crucible Accepting Vendor Applications for Burning

Newsletter Dec 08

Class Highlights • Last Chance for Fall Classes • Holiday Taster Workshops • Winter Schedule is Here! • Hot New Classes for Winter Events • Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House • 10th Anniversary

Newsletter Nov 08

Class Highlights • Family Fun Weekend • Fun Fall Classes • Holiday Taster Workshops Youth Programs • Youth Weekend Intensives • Girls Welding • Bike Frame Alteration Events • Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open

Newsletter Oct 08

Fall Class Highlights • The Softer Side of The Crucible • Did You Know You Can Make Jewelry Out of Clay? • Continuing Classes in Foundry • Coldworking Glass Classes Events • Fall Community Open

Newsletter Sep 08

What's Happening! • Art & Soul • Fall Community Open House Fiery Fall • Fall Class Highlights • Got Workspace? • Old Jewelry Gets New Life for a Good Cause • Build a Mandolin or

Newsletter Aug 08

Still Time For Summer Fun • Family Fun Weekends Get Fired Up For Fall • Download our new catalog and schedule • Fall Registration Begins Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events • Fall Community Open

Newsletters

2011 January Monthly Newsletter - Happy Birthday to Us! Classes News - Stoke the fire in your heart... Event News - Events to Fire Up Your Heart February Monthly Newsletter - Flirting with Fire Classes

Newsletter Jan 08

....CLASSES.. ..MEMBERSHIP... .COMING EVENTS.. ..DONATE.. ..VOLUNTEER.. ..DIRECTIONS Classes to spark up the New Year! Plan now for spring break workshops and summer session HOT COUTURE: A Fusion of Fire and Fashion: Thursday SOLD OUT, Fri.

Newsroom

2011 Press Release East Bay Industrial Art School Announces Summer Immersion Classes for Kids and Adults (12/14/11) New Winter Industrial Art Classes and Fun Family Spring Break Activities Announced at The Crucible (12/6/11) Bay Area

Events at The Crucible

Since 1999, The Crucible has produced a wide variety of events ranging from fundraisers to operas to community open houses. Maintaining collaborations with highly-trained craft and industrial artists, our goal is to reach far and

Industrial Chic – 2007 Fashion Show

INDUSTRIAL CHIC Fashion + Art Show and Preview Friday, April 13, 2007, 7- 10PM Open House, Art & Fashion Exhibition, and Rusty Elephant Sale Saturday and Sunday, April 14th & 15th, 10AM – 4PM Free

Past Events

2013 2013 Playa Bound: Sale & Open HouseJune 22, 201311am to 6pmFREEOur annual Playa Bound Open House is a wonderful way for the whole family to wander through our 56,000 sq. ft. studio and a

Fashion Shows

HOT COUTURE A Fusion of Fire & Fashion January 17-19, 2008 To celebrate our ninth anniversary The Crucible forged fashion with fire arts, eco-design and “flameboyant” performances in a not-to-be-missed incendiary celebration of style. The

2013: The Year Ahead

Glass Blowing Innovation Welding Dance Training Music Summer Camps Field Trips Reuse Industry Fire Hands-on Collaboration Inspiration D.I.Y. Artist Studios Blacksmithing Exhibitions Woodworking Youth Life-long Learning Family Community There are amazing things happening in art,