Today would have been The Crucible’s Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, our annual fundraiser that generates over $250,000 to fund scholarships and support for our industrial arts education programs.
Normally, the funding that we raise today allows us to give over $150,000 in youth and adult scholarships, to fund youth leaders who work one-on-one with a mentor and support their peers in the classroom. It allows us to fund all girls welding programs, free bike repair training for youth, and regular Bike Fix-A-Thons for our community. Soirée makes our work throughout the year possible.
Today, things are different—but the mission of The Crucible is not. Now more than ever is the time to celebrate and support what makes The Crucible special—our artists, art, and you.
Below in this Soirée Art Preview, you can browse a few of the incredible pieces we were planning to auction off today, and learn more about six of the 230+ working artists that make The Crucible the unique place that it is.
These art pieces will be part of our next art auction, whenever it is safe to reschedule. Until then, we are asking you to raise your (virtual) paddle to support arts education and artists during this difficult time.