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The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.
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The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.
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What’s Happening at The Crucible

Stay up to date on our events and announcements.

In 2018, more than 5,500 young people participated in hands-on STEAM learning and original art-making at our space in West Oakland. Learn more about the impact our youth programs have on the greater community in our 2017 Youth Impact Report.
From ghastly glass ghosts to playful pumpkin pendants, there are countless ways that you can celebrate the season in the studio. If you are ready to embrace your supernatural side, we have the inspiration for you!

We’re hiring a Director of Development! This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make a huge impact at the largest industrial arts nonprofit in the country. Come and work with us!

Make Something!

Our industrial art classes welcome all levels—from absolute beginners to experienced artists
and craftspeople—to a one-of-a-kind learning environment.

Champions of Creativity

Support from members and donors allows us to provide accessible programs, empower working artists, partner with local schools, and train the next generation of makers. Crucible supporters believe in the life-changing power of creativity, collaboration, and community.

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Champions of Creativity

Support from members and donors allows us to provide accessible programs, empower working artists, partner with local schools, and train the next generation of makers. Crucible supporters believe in the life-changing power of creativity, collaboration, and community.

Make a Donation
Become a Member

The Crucible Community

Students, members, volunteers, faculty, artists, makers, craftspeople, patrons, staff, board, locals, donors, and arts lovers collaborate throughout the year to sustain one of the Bay Area’s most unique creative institutions.

Our Space
Our People

Community & Public Art

The Crucible’s public art program fosters partnerships between artists and communities to develop transformative, innovative, and inclusive community landmarks for organizations, developers, municipal entities, and others.

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Community & Public Art

The Crucible’s public art program fosters partnerships between artists and communities to develop transformative, innovative, and inclusive community landmarks for organizations, developers, municipal entities, and others.

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Gift Certificates

Share The Crucible with a loved one, friend, or partner-in-crime! Gift certificates, available in any denomination, can be used for Crucible classes and memberships.

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