The Science of Art: Spring Open House


Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Noon to 5 pm
Free Admission

The Science of Art: Spring Open House highlights the scientific principals, inquiry and exploration behind the fine and industrial arts processes taught and practiced here at The Crucible.


2015 Event Highlights

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Catch exciting science and art demonstrations from our own Crucible faculty, plus very special guests from San Francisco’s Exploratorium who will have you playing with the science of color.

We bring nearly 20 industrial disciplines under one roof including metal, wood, jewelry, ceramics and even fire eating. Demystify the science of art with demonstrations and exhibits with instructors, students, guest artists, and scientists on hand to answer your questions.

Art Show

Stroll through a curated gallery pieces selected from The Crucible’s community including faculty, artist studio renters, students, staff and volunteers, showcasing skills learned and perfected through the industrial arts classes we teach right here.

Plus check out our market row of unique, handmade artisans in our Train Bay.

Call for Art:

Are you an artist and have work you’d like The Crucible to consider for our Spring Open House Art Show?

> Download the submission form

The deadline for submissions is at midnight, Sunday, April 5, 2015


Looking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. Contact with questions or to make an appointment. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride, your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program, our Youth Mechanic Program, and our Community Bike Fixathons. Learn more

The Crucible’s Open House is a fun day for the whole family and a great opportunity to visit our 56,000 sq. ft studio space and see demonstrations of our industrial and fine arts for yourself. Open houses are open to the public and children are welcome. Parents of small children will need to pay special attention as this space does have rough edges.