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December 14, 2013

2013 Holiday Gifty & Open House

Blog, Events, GIFTY

Saturday, December 14 |  Noon to 6 pm Sunday, December 15 |  Noon to 5 pm 1260 7th Street, Oakland FREE Shopping at the mall was never like this! Get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unique holiday bazaar while...

June 22, 2013

Past Events

Blog, Events, Playabound, Special Events

2013 2013 Playa Bound: Sale & Open House June 22, 2013 11am to 6pm FREE Our annual Playa Bound Open House is a wonderful way for the whole family to wander through our 56,000 sq. ft. studio and a maze of vendors with handmade...

February 24, 2013

2013: The Year Ahead

Blog, Events

Glass Blowing Innovation Welding Dance Training Music Summer Camps Field Trips Reuse Industry Fire Hands-on Collaboration Inspiration D.I.Y. Artist Studios Blacksmithing Exhibitions Woodworking Youth Life-long Learning Family Community...

November 8, 2012

Gift & Get

Blog, Events

It’s the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive one as well. We are now offering a Gift and Get...

Gift & Get

It’s the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive...

2013 Winter Catalog

The Winter 2013 Course Catalog is now available! There are several ways to look through our winter class catalog and sign up for your dream schedule today: Download a copy of the...

How Art Works

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model A little over five years ago, a group gathered at The Crucible for a...

Peralta Junction

A Pop-Up Creative Commons in West Oakland featuring Art, Food Trucks, Performances, People & Pumpkins. Beginning October 4, 2012, the 24,000 square-foot vacant lot full of...

September 21, 2012

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Trunk Show

Blog, Special Events

Friday, September 21, 2012 • 10AM-6PM Saturday, September 22, 2012 • 10AM-5PM Free Admission The Crucible is hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. Featured events include: Test their full line of woodworking hand tools. Participate in...

July 21, 2012

2012 Soirée Follow-Up

Blog, Events, Fire Arts Festival

We’d like to thank everyone involved for being a part of The Crucible’s Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! As always, our guests arrived in full, fabulous...

Faculty Focus – Ruben Guzman

by Thea Daniels Rubén Guzmán had had it made. He had established, after college, a small lucrative graphic design firm that had been wildly successful, even challenging the big...

December 14, 2011


Blog, Events, GIFTY, Newsroom, Open Houses, Special Events

2011 Press Release East Bay Industrial Art School Announces Summer Immersion Classes for Kids and Adults (12/14/11) New Winter Industrial Art Classes and Fun Family Spring Break Activities Announced at The Crucible (12/6/11) Bay Area...

September 10, 2011

Fall Open House 2011

Blog, Events, Open Houses

Fall Open House Saturday, September 10, 2011 • 12-4PM Free Admission Art Show – Call For Artists Press Release A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s...

September 11, 2010

Fall Community Open House 2010

Blog, Events, Open Houses

We know you’ve driven by a thousand times wondering what goes on here. Well now’s your chance to come find out! Fall Community Open House Celebrating Art & Community Saturday, September 11, 2010 12PM to 4PM The Crucible...

December 12, 2009

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2009

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Hot for the Holidays! Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2009 10AM – 4PM Vendors – Applications Closed Art Show – Call For Artists – Apply Here Shopping at the mall was never like this! Support local artists and community...

December 10, 2009

Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2010

Blog, Events, GIFTY, Open Houses

Hot for the Holidays! Friday, December 10, 2010 (Preview Night) 7-10PM • $10 at Door / Free Admission for Crucible Members Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12, 2010 10AM – 4PM • Free Admission for all Press Release (PDF)...

September 8, 2009

Fall Open House 2007

Blog, Events, Open Houses

Fall Community Open House Saturday, September 8, 2007 Art Show and Open House – 2-6pm Artist Reception – Featuring the Art of Githinji Wa Mibre – 6-8pm Celebrating Art & Community At The Crucible’s annual Fall...