Relive The Magic Of Our 2022 Fire & Light Soirée And Art Auction

2022-06-03T13:52:56-07:00

Over the past four months, The Crucible’s founding Open For Business cohort—Amy Alaman, Brandyn Willridge, Cori Pillows, and Komoia Johnson—have been building new skills in the industrial arts while growing their businesses.

Relive The Magic Of Our 2022 Fire & Light Soirée And Art Auction2022-06-03T13:52:56-07:00

2022 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

2022-05-21T02:29:36-07:00

Soirée is The Crucible’s once-a-year glittering fundraising event that raises more than $150,000 to fund scholarships and support for our industrial arts education programs.

2022 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction2022-05-21T02:29:36-07:00

These 6 Artists Will Inspire You—Get Your Soiree Art Preview

2020-10-26T18:00:09-07:00

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. Below you can browse a few of the incredible pieces we were planning to auction off today, and learn more about just a few of the 230+ working artists that make The Crucible the unique place that it is. 

These 6 Artists Will Inspire You—Get Your Soiree Art Preview2020-10-26T18:00:09-07:00

2020 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

2020-03-19T16:54:19-07:00

Soirée is The Crucible’s once-a-year glittering fundraising event that raises more than $150,000 to fund scholarships and support for our industrial arts education programs. At The Crucible's 2020 Fire & Light Soirée, for one night only, this industrial arts school transforms into an elegant ballroom with luminous art installations, breathtaking performances that awe and inspire, and of course, fire!

2020 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction2020-03-19T16:54:19-07:00

Fire, Light, and Fundraising: Strong Support At The Crucible’s 2019 Soirée!

2019-06-18T10:15:49-07:00

On Saturday night, The Crucible community gathered for our 20th Anniversary Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, contributing over $240,000 in support of The Crucible’s industrial arts programming, by bidding on 17 different works of art in the auction and through direct donations to our programming. See our favorite photos from Soirée on our blog!

Fire, Light, and Fundraising: Strong Support At The Crucible’s 2019 Soirée!2019-06-18T10:15:49-07:00

20th Anniversary Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

2019-08-15T14:54:02-07:00

Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 6 - 10pm

Held at The Crucible, this artistic evening of fire and light begins with cocktails, followed by a delicious dinner, and fiery performances.
20th Anniversary Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction2019-08-15T14:54:02-07:00

2018 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

2019-01-15T13:09:11-08:00

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.
2018 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction2019-01-15T13:09:11-08:00

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

2019-07-05T16:28:11-07:00

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.
2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction2019-07-05T16:28:11-07:00

Fire & Light Soiree – 2016

2018-12-13T12:21:37-08:00

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Saturday, April 9, 6pm

Cocktails | Dinner
Performance | Live Art Auction

Supporting The Crucible’s Education Programs

 

Please join us for this special evening in support of The Crucible! Help celebrate the contributions of special guest honorees Christopher and Camille Bently, on behalf of the Bently Foundation.

 

Enjoy fabulous music, dance, magic, and fire performance by the amazing Traveling Spectacular and marvel at incredible fire and light art installations by Orion Fredricks and Christopher Schardt.

 

Add to your art collection by taking home a piece of artwork from our art auction, featuring stunning sculptural works in metal, wood, ceramic and glass.

2016 Soiree Auction Preview

Support The Crucible’s unique youth education program with our Fund-a-Need. Raise your paddle to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to support industrial arts classes, camps and apprenticeship programs serving more than 5,000 young people annually.

Reservations,  Tickets
and Sponsorships

For table reservations or sponsorships, please contact Sheri Kuehl, Development Director, at [email protected] or (510) 444-0919 x119. Individual tickets are $300 and available now for purchase online.

 

 

CORPORATE SPONSOR INFO

 

HOST COMMITTEE INFO

 

 

2015 Soiree Photo Gallery

Click or tap to view photos of last year’s Fire and Light Soirée, a fabulous night of art, fire and friendship that raised over $215,000 for The Crucible’s many educational programs.

Platinum Sponsor

The Bently Foundation

 

Silver Sponsors

AB&I Foundry — Kevin Doran
Warren Breslau and Frances Hellman
Lapis Group, Inc.
James Madsen
Renée Ventimiglia

 

Bronze Sponsors

AB&I Foundry — Ted Ray
Lauren and Steve Adams
California Capital & Investment Group
Jeremy Crandell
Lori and Skip Fogarty
Elizabeth Mumm Meier
NetTempo
Charles Olson and Yoko Watanabe
Leslie Pritchett
Schnitzer Steel Industries

 

Special Guest

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

 

Board of Directors

Lauren Brown Adams, Warren Breslau, Loretta Clarke, Jeremy Crandell, Kevin Doran, Lori Fogarty, Greg Hansen, Tanya Holland, Edward B. Kangeter IV, James Madsen, Charles R. Olson, Sean Orlando,
Leslie Pritchett and Renée Ventimiglia

 

Soiree 2016 Sponsors
Fire & Light Soiree – 20162018-12-13T12:21:37-08:00

2016 Soirée Auction Preview

2018-04-23T11:40:36-07:00

You’ll want to have your paddle ready to bid on these gorgeous, unique pieces of art in metal, wood, clay and glass.


2016 Soirée Auction Preview2018-04-23T11:40:36-07:00
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