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 for all

Press Release (PDF)
Event Poster (JPG)

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 most unusual holiday celebration.

On Friday night we have our first ever special preview night with live music, adult beverages and first crack at the fabulous gifty items. This evening is free to Crucible members, so become a member now or at the door to start reaping the rewards of your member benefits!

Then on Saturday and Sunday we have the most unique holiday shopping experience around. Shop for affordable handcrafted gifts created by over 70 Bay Area artisans, and experience the excitement of our 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Kinetic Steam Works will also be on hand with their large steam powered tracker “Pappy” to usher in a very important guest.

Holiday Gifty Features:
• Over 70 amazing artisans selling handmade gifts
• Exciting live industrial art demonstrations in welding, blacksmithing, glass blowing and more
• Bicycles for all ages will be for sale in The Crucible’s Bike Shop
• Fabulous family friendly stage performances
• A visit from Santa at 1PM (Saturday & Sunday Only)
• Spectacular Art Lottery
• Tasty refreshments and holiday treats
• An opportunity to talk and interact with our instructors, students and staff to learn more about The Crucible, sign up for classes, or purchasing a gift certificate
Kinetic Steam Works “Pappy” (Saturday & Sunday Only)
Destiny – Harpist from the Hood (Friday Only)
Fiddlerats (Saturday Only)
Fade2Black Youth Jazz Ensemble (Sunday Only)

Whatever holiday you celebrate, spark it up with a visit to The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty celebration.

Picture Gallery from 2009 Holiday Gifty

Also Not To Be Missed…
Register for a class at Holiday Gifty and save 20% or even 25% off class tuition for the winter quarter.

- New students receive a 20% discount
- Crucible members receive a 25% discount

* Class cost comprises tuition and studio costs; discount is on tuition only. Discount cannot be applied to classes for which you have already registered. There is limited space for discounted tuition available in each class, and this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, volunteer/intern hours or coupons. Not good for Family Fun Weekends, Tasters, Labs or CREATE access.

photos by Becca Jay & Matthew Silvey


*Vendors being added daily…

Alpaca by Karim
DandyLion Press
Daphne Ruff
Field Day Wearables
King Bag Company
Korrupt Label
Like Minded People
O’Lover Hats
Stay in the Light
Susan Eastman
The Window Lady
Warm It Up

Anthony Rees Art & Design
Artisans at Mooseworks
Asti Glass Design
Bobbie’s Baubles
Celtica Jewelry
Colleen Mauer Designs
Chula Art
D.A.C. Metals
Esther, Wessonga
Found Treasures
Gina Rios Jewelry and Metal Art
Heart’s Desire Jewelry
Kendra Renee Jewelry
Lemonade Handmade Jewelry
Linda La Touche
Littlebird Love Handmade Jewelry
melissa muszynski
Paula Chan Design Studio
Rosemary Dudley Designs
Saara Reidsema
Scottish Lily Jewelry
Shaya Durbin Jewelry
Silver Productions
Squishy Sushi
TK Metal Arts
Turning Heads Jewelry
Velvet Otterhound


Alley Kat Glass
Asti Glass
Avolie Glass
Fireworks Glass Studio, LLC
Lugo Glass
McKeever Studios
Newport Circle Designs
Nightside Studios

Aimee Golant Contemporary Judaica
Bicycles by The Crucible Bike Shop
Patricia N. Chavez Metal Fabrication
Rusty Noodle Studios
William Rose

Brad Adams – Woodturner
Just Fine Design Build
Turned Wood Gallery

Donald Jower
Forms in Clay

DandyLion Press
Elaine Chu Graphic Design
Lizard Press
MilleFeuille Photography
Mi Vida Creations
Paula Chan Design Studio
Ray Maseman
Sarabek Images
Shaire Productions

By Nieves
Wisdom by Wisdom Natural Soaps

Anna Yates Elementary School
Art by Rocco
Fine Art Gourds
Praise the Gourd Lamps

Merrilyn’s Gourmet Fudge
Cupkates (Saturday Only)
Guerrilla Grub (Saturday & Sunday Only)
Popcorn & Cold Drinks by The Crucible



We are located just two blocks from West Oakland BART Station.