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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.


Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.



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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 –

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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

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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,

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