2018 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction


Saturday, April 7, 2018 • 6 - 10pm

This unique signature fundraiser, sustains our one-of-a-kind industrial arts education programs. Join us in celebrating the contributions of honoree Charles R. Olson, past Crucible Board President.

A Look Back on Hot Couture


In place of Hot Couture this year, we are focusing on preparing for our upcoming events and continuing to increase our investment in our educational mission to make the industrial arts more accessible to youth and the Greater Bay Area.

The Crucible’s 2018 Spring Open House


Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 12 - 5pm

Join us this Spring for a taste of what you can create in the fine and industrial arts, with discounted class, exciting demonstrations, a carefully curated Art Gallery, and more!

Our Favorite Photos from GIFTY 2017


We are still riding high from GIFTY 2017 this weekend! Over 70 local artists and Crucible faculty sold their work, making for perfect holiday shopping, and our expert faculty gave demonstrations. With appearances by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Santa Claus, this was certainly an unforgettable weekend!

GIFTY 2017: Our holiday celebration of local creative culture


Friday, December 15, 2017 • 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 10am-6pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017 • 11am-5pm

Dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best handmade pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture.

GIFTY 2017 Game Plan: A Helpful Flowchart


GIFTY will be packed with opportunities for you to shop from 60+ local vendors, eat delicious food, learn from faculty demos, create small gifts, win amazing prizes, enjoy live music, and more! Check out this helpful flow chart to create your game plan.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event


Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am-6pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am-5pm

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 2017 Fall Open House


Saturday, September 9, 2017 • 12 - 5pm

Designed to give you a peek into the programs and events we run all year long, our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible!

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction


Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 6pm

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.

Hot Couture 2017: The Beautiful Ones


Thursday, February 16, 2017 • 8pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 • 8pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 8pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017 • 7pm

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.