GIFTY 2017: Our holiday celebration of local creative culture

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Friday, December 15, 2017 • 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017 • 10am-6pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017 • 11am-5pm

Dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best handmade pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture.
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GIFTY 2017 Game Plan: A Helpful Flowchart

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GIFTY will be packed with opportunities for you to shop from 60+ local vendors, eat delicious food, learn from faculty demos, create small gifts, win amazing prizes, enjoy live music, and more! Check out this helpful flow chart to create your game plan.

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GIFTY 2016

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Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. With works of glass, metal, wood, ceramics, and more, you will find the perfect gifts for all the people on your list.

Seasonal treats, beverages, and entertainment make this an event all ages will enjoy. Parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as this space does have rough edges.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11am-5pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 11am-5pm

On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Our themed Open House events are a great way to learn more about our 56,000 square foot studio and seasonal class offerings.

Member preview on Friday, December 9, 2016 | 7-9:30pm

Like last year, we’ll host a special preview for members and invited guests on Friday evening. If you would like to attend the Friday preview, but are not yet a member, join here.

GIFTY highlights:

  • Live industrial arts demonstrations like glass blowing and foundry pours
  • Enameling and stamping for Copper Quilt commUNITY art project
  • Hands-on clay activity in Ceramics Studio (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Bicycles for sale in The Crucible’s Bike Shop
  • Crucible gift certificates available
  • Tickets available for our annual Hot Couture fire fashion show
  • Drawing for a free Crucible class
  • $25 discount on a class, if registered during GIFTY
  • Raffle for a New Belgium Fat Tire bike
  • Oakland Youth Symphony brass trio performing Friday, 7:30-8:30pm
  • A dazzling collection of work by local artists and artisans

Local gourmet goodies:

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Friday, December 9 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, December 10 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 11 AM – 5 PM

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GIFTY 2015

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FREE this weekend!

SPECIAL MEMBER PREVIEW

With a performance by the Pleasant Grove Joyful Noise Choir
Friday Dec. 11 | 7 – 9:30 pm

Saturday Dec. 12 | 11 am — 6 pm
Sunday Dec. 13 | Noon – 5 pm

Dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. From glass to metal, wood, ceramics, clothing and much more, you’ll find the perfect gifts for the toughest people on your list. Seasonal treats, beverages and holiday entertainers make this an event all ages can enjoy.

  • Live industrial art demonstrations like glass-blowing, foundry pouring and opportunities to get hands-on in ceramics.
  • Bicycles for sale in The Crucible’s Bike Shop.
  • Crucible gift certificates available for you to give Crucible classes as gifts.
  • Tickets available for January’s Hot Couture flaming fashion show.
  • Discounts of 10% plus another $25 off Crucible classes — even more savings available for Crucible members.
  • Enter to win free tuition for a Crucible class!
  • Help us celebrate the Gear Girls, our joint venture with Oakland Fund for the Arts teaching local high school students the art of welded sculpture.

FREE SECURE PARKING is available while space lasts, in the lot just west of The Crucible at 1300 7th Street.

Participating Vendors 2015

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2013 Holiday Gifty & Open House

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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 supporting local artists and community arts education for youth and adults. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts. Step into a maze of artist booths with The Crucible’s own and other local artists selling their beautiful handmade art. From glass, metal, wood, ceramics, clothing and more, you’ll find that perfect gift for even the toughest person on your list.

Event Highlights

  • Beautiful handmade art for sale by local artists
  • Live industrial art demos in every room with instructors and students on hand to answer any questions you may have.
  • Photos with Santa — Soul Catchers Foto will be on hand to take professional photos with the jolly man himself
  • Great deals on bikes — The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. Stop by the bike shop at this year’s Holiday Gifty for a test ride. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program, our Youth Mechanic Program and our Community Bike Fixathons. Learn More…
  • Tasty food and drinks from local vendors available for purchase

Current Vendor List

Gifts
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Press Releases

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2013

Youth Build Leadership, Art, Life Skills In
One-of-a-Kind Internship Program at The Crucible

(7/23/13)

The
Crucible Hosts its Third Annual Playa Bound: Sale & Open House

(6/21/13)

The
Crucible Accepting Vendor Applications for Burning Man-Inspired Event

(6/7/2013)

World-Renowned
Artist Leads Larger Than Life Adventure at The Crucible

(5/10/13)

The
Crucible Presents Fireside Lounge: Creation

(5/9/13)

The
Crucible’s Bike Program in a Race to Win $25,000 through State Farm
Neighborhood Assist’s Facebook Challenge

(4/5/13)

The
Crucible Hosts 8th Annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

(4/4/13)

The
Crucible Hosts “The Science of Art” Annual Open House
(4/3/2013)

The
Crucible Offers Interactive Exploration of the Afterlife in “Asia
Alive” Series
(3/25/2013)

The
Crucible To Hosts Youths in Industrial Art Adventure

(3/23/13)

The
Crucible Presents Fireside Lounge: Conception

(2/3/13)

The
Crucible Sponsors Mission Girls for Behind-The-Scenes Preview of Hot
Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire

(1/10/13)

2012

Oakland
Art Space The Crucible Presents “Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion
and Fire”
(12/11/12)

CASS Sponsors The Peralta Junction Project, an Experiment in Arts-Based Urban Space Activation (12/7/12)

International Blacksmith Finds Community, Resources in West Oakland (11/10/12)

One Hat One Hand & Commonplace Productions Welcome The Life Size Mousetrap to Peralta Junction (11/8/12)

New Community Program Helps Veterans, Educators Learn Skills in the Industrial Arts (10/25/12)

Peralta Junction Project Brings Economic & Social Vitality to West Oakland (10/17/12)

50 Years of Studio Glass Press Event (10/10/12)

Molten Metal and Fire Replace Trust Falls in Today’s Team Building Workshops (9/28/12)

Peralta Junction Project to Fuel Community & Creativity in West Oakland (9/25/12)

Bay Area Art School The Crucible to Host the 7th Annual Fire & Light: Soirée and Art Auction July 21 (7/7/12)

Burn Baby, Burn! Bay Area Industrial Arts School, The Crucible, Offers New Playa Bootcamp Workshops (6/14/12)

Bay Area Summer Camps at The Crucible Get East Bay Youth Fired Up for Summer 2012 (5/12/12)

Bay Area Art School The Crucible Set to Spark Creativity at ‘The Science of Art’ Open House April 7 (3/31/12)

Oakland Industrial Arts School Celebrates Strength and Fire at February Fireside Lounge (2/9/12)

Bay Area Industrial Arts Facility Kicks off 2012 with The Crucible Experience – A Celebration of Art, Industry and Community  (1/27/12)

It’s the Hottest Show in Town: Tickets Still Available to MACHINE: A World Premiere Fire Opera at The Crucible (1/14/12)

Hot Bay Area Entertainment – Fire Opera: MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Oakland Foundry and Art School (1/11/12)

2011

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

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2011 Crucible Holiday Gift Guide

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Gift Idea #1 – A Crucible Class

Holiday Tasters
Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18
Non-member Price $95 / Member Price $86

A great gift for your favorite industrial arts newbie, Tasters are an easy way to begin exploring in fire, metal or glass. Structured for all ages, 12 years and older*, just about anyone can get a taste of creating with fire and light. You can even take a class with a pal or sweetheart for a unique bonding experience. Try two skills on the same day and get a deal! Sign up for one morning and one afternoon Taster in separate disciplines on the same day and you’ll receive a $15 discount.

*Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome when registered with a parent or guardian.

 

Winter Quarter 2012 & Spring Break 2012

Looking for a specific class to gift? Check out our winter classes listed by weekday, weekend or department. Download our Winter 2011 Catalog in PDF format for more information on classes and spring break for adults and youth.

 

Gift Idea #2– Tickets to a World Premiere Opera

MACHINE: A World Premiere Fire Opera
January 11-14 and 18-21, 2012
• 711pm

Based on a short story by science fiction author Derek J. Goodman, MACHINE is set in a fiery industrial universe in which workers have sold themselves into a lifetime of servitude. When one worker regains his power of self-determination, the story ignites into an explosive brew of escape plots, alliances, and unlikely love interests.

Tickets are on sale now! Crucible members receive an additional $5 off a ticket. Not a member? Join or renew now and save even more!

Experience Machine in style by coming to our Closing Night Gala. On Saturday, January 21, you’ll enjoy fiery foods and fine wines before the show viewing our MACHINE inspired art show and after the show, mix and mingle with performers as we toast our 13th anniversary.

More Information & Purchase Tickets…

 

Gift Idea #3 – A Crucible Membership

This holiday, give friends and family the gift of Crucible membership, giving them access to awesome Crucible member benefits, including early registration and discounts on Crucible classes and events, to priority access to special events. Help your loved one join our vital, vibrant community of artists, art lovers, artisans, innovators and educators by giving them the gift of membership. Plus anyone who purchases a membership as a gift by December

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Newsroom

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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 Industrial Art School Presents Locally Handmade Gifts at Holiday Shopping Sale and Open House (11/30/11)

Bay Area Philanthropists Help Crucible Blaze New Territory by Melding Industrial Arts and Opera (11/23/11)

Bay Area Industrial Art School Releases 2011 Holiday Gift Guide and Makes Six Recommendations (11/15/11)

The Crucible Announces Its New Fall Deals and Benefits (10/18/11)

World Premiere Fire Opera: MACHINE Tickets Now Available at Bay Area Industrial Art School (10/11/11)

Bay Area Industrial Art School to Showcase Earth-Based Arts and Autumn Light and Shadow at Fireside Lounge Evening October 14 (10/4/11)

The Crucible Bay Area Industrial Art School Announces Family Weekends to Warm Up the Holidays (9/28/11)

Industrial Arts Training with The Crucible Helps Student Get Into Stanford (9/14/11)

The Crucible Bay Area Art School and Foundry to Host Sizzling Open House Saturday, September 10 (9/7/11)

The Crucible Now Booking Team Building Activities (8/23/11)

The Crucible and Black Rock Arts Foundation Team Up on Uptown Merritt Art Park Installation Devoted to Art Bikes (8/17/11)

Bay Area Industrial Arts School Gets Fired Up for Burning Man 2011 (8/03/11)

Bay Area Industrial Art Classes Benefit from Young Interns at The Crucible (8/01/11)

Hot Damn! INFERNO: A Fire Circus Coming to The Crucible in Oakland July 14-16 (7/5/11)

Bay Area Industrial Arts Summer Camp Announced at The Crucible (6/21/11)

The Crucible Names Steven Young as New Executive Director (5/6/11)

The Crucible Announces Inferno: A Fire Circus (5/2/11)

An Evening of Fiery Girl Power (4/14/11)

Young Artists Gear Up To Play With Fire This Summer (4/4/11)

Time To Create At The Crucible (3/24/11)

The Crucible Cheers On Marathoners With Fire (3/17/11)

The Crucible Gets Fired Up For Spring (3/16/11)

An Evening of Industrial-Sized Love (2/3/11)

The Crucible’s 12th Anniversary Benefit Show Features an Amazing Collection of Extraordinary Performances of Music, Dance and Fire (1/4/11)

Crucible Revival: Keep The Fire Burning Honors Departing Founder (11/30/01)

Press Release Archive…


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2011 Press Clippings
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Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House 2011

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Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2011 • 12PM to 6PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011 • 12PM to 4PM
FREE Admission
Directions & Parking

Download PDF of Event Poster…

Vendor Application is Closed.
Vendors Information…

A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts. You get to support local artists and community arts education for youth and adults while you get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unusual holiday celebration.

Shopping at the mall was never like this!

Event Highlights:
– Live industrial art demonstrations
– Amazing molten metal pour in our foundry
– Fiery stage performances by our fire performance students & Rockakamile
– Beautiful handmade art for sale by Crucible & Local artists
– Jolly visit from Santa at 1pm
– Accordion music by Duckmando
– Spectacular live preview of MACHINE (Sunday Only)
– Eye popping discounts on Crucible classes
– Handy Crucible gift certificates will be available for purchase
Bicycles for sale in The Crucible’s Bike Shop
– Tasty food and drink
– And chances to win free tuition for a Crucible class!

Demonstrations
The Crucible is truly unique with all the industrial art disciplines we have under one roof. During our Open House we will have demonstrations in every room with instructors and students on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also have some of our incredible youth artists demonstrating their skills! Check out a map of our studio!

Handmade Art for Sale
We will have a maze of Crucible and local artists on hand selling their beautiful handmade art. From glass, metal, wood, ceramics, clothing and more, you’ll find that perfect gift for even the toughest person on your list. Check out the vendor list…

Bicycles for Sale
Looking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. Stop by the bike shop at this year’s Holiday Gifty for a test ride, or contact jcavagnolo@thecrucible.org with questions or to make an appointment. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program, our Youth Mechanic Program and our Community Bike Fixathons. Learn More…

A Visit from Santa
Santa will be making a very special appearance at 1pm; bring your own camera and get a shot of you or your little one with Santa.

Discounts on Crucible Classes
New students who sign up for a Winter class during the Open House, will receive 20% off class tuition. All members who sign up, will receive 25% off. Not a member and

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Newsletters

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2011

January
Monthly Newsletter – Happy Birthday to Us!
Classes News – Stoke the fire in your heart…
Event News – Events to Fire Up Your Heart

February
Monthly Newsletter – Flirting with Fire
Classes News – Weld Away Your Winter Blues With 25% Discount

March
Monthly Newsletter – Classes that ain’t no blarney!
Classes News – Spring Fever? March Madness? Treat Your Symptoms with Art Therapy!
Events News – Find Out What’s Behind Door Number One, Two and Three…

April
Monthly Newsletter – Chase Away Your Rainy Day Blues with Fire!
Classes News – Classes to Spark Up Your Spring
Events News – The Fire Circus Is Coming To Town – Tickets On Sale Now!

May
Monthly Newsletter – Celebrating Maker Month with a Discount!
Classes News – Add A Little Fire To Your Weekend!

June
Monthly Newsletter – Immerse Yourself in Fire!
Classes News – Open Registration for Summer Starts Today!
Events News – We beckon you to a fiery cirque underworld…

July
Monthly Newsletter – Create Your Own “Fire”works!
Summer Camp Special News – Recruiting for the next generation of artistic pyros!
Classes News – Summertime Fun…with Fire!

August
Monthly Newsletter – Glass Pumpkins, Custom Waffle Irons and Leather…Oh My!
Classes News – Revisit Shop Class
Events News – Win Tickets to Burning Man!

September
Monthly Newsletter – A Fiery Fall Awaits!
Classes News – Check Out What Classes Are Starting Next Week…
Membership News – Fiery Benefits, Hot Swag and More…
Events News – Machine: A Fire Opera – Tickets On Sale Now!

 

October
Monthly Newsletter – Spooky Sparks and Freaky Fire!
Classes News – Come warm yourself by our fires…
Events News – You’re Invited…

November
Monthly Newsletter – Harvest Your Creativity into the Perfect Seasonal Gift
Classes News – A Fiery Gift Guide for Your Creative Pyro
Events News – Holiday Gifty Art Sale 2011 is Here!

December
Monthly Newsletter – A Fiery Winter Wonderland
Classes News –
Events News –

2010

January A Newsletter
January B Newsletter

February Newsletter
February Events Update
February Classes Update

March Newsletter
March Classes Update
March Events Update

April Newsletter
April Events Update
April Class Update

May Newsletter
May Events Update
May Class Update

June Newsletter
June Class Update
June Event Update

July Class Update
July Event Update

August Newsletter
August Class Update
August Events Update

September Newsletter
September Class Update
September – Membership Email

October Newsletter #1
October Class Update
October Newsletter #2

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