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 inspiring and educational demonstrations in nineteen of our departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, you will walk away with greater knowledge of how to get started on your next creative pursuit. Explore unique local art in our carefully curated Crucible Art Gallery, enjoy delicious beer from Old Kan Beer & Co, then take a break outside, snacking on Egyptian cuisine from one of our local food truck vendors. And make sure to come ready to register for classes, taking advantage of $25 off every Crucible class!

This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome! However, parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as our studio space does have some rough edges.




Walk through our art gallery and peruse artwork from Crucible staff, students, faculty, and volunteers. Vote on your favorite three pieces – the winning artist will get free tuition on a Crucible class!


We have a great selection of bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride, your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program and Bike Fix-A-Thons.


Learn more about the different disciplines you can explore at The Crucible by watching Crucible experts demonstrate their craft in 19 departments, including Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Foundry, Ceramics, and more!


During the Open House, every Crucible class is $25 off! Come ready to register! And don’t forget to submit your name for a chance to win a free Crucible class! All are eligible to participate.


Inside, we will be serving wine and beer graciously donated by Old Kan Beer & Co. Outside, Royal Egyptian Cuisine’s food truck will be serving delicious meals. Please note, some vendors are cash only.


Play with clay in our Ceramics Department or practice your stamping skills while making a copper pendant of your own design in our Jewelry Department.


Showcase your artwork at our Open House! Every year, we host an art show in the central event space. All works featuring the media used at The Crucible are eligible. We are opening the submission process to adult and youth students, faculty, staff, volunteers, studio renters, and others related to The Crucible. The deadline for submitting art is midnight, Wednesday, March 21. Please submit your work by emailing Art drop off is Thursday, March 22 from 12 – 6pm and Friday, March 23 from 10 – 4pm.

In your submission, please include:
Artist(s) Name
Artwork Title
Medium / Media
Dimensions (H x W x L)
Year Created
2 – 5 quality Photos/Images
0 – 5 Descriptive Sentences about the work


Questions about the 2018 Spring Open House?

If you would like more information about the event, email or call (510) 444-0919.