On January 15, 1999, in a 6,000-sq-ft rented studio in West Berkeley, The Crucible was born. Just four years later, we moved to our 56,000-sq-ft studio in West Oakland and the rest was history. Since opening, we’ve been lucky to make art with thousands of Bay Area residents and build an incredible artist community.
This year was one of the most challenging in our 22-year history. Thankfully, we have an incredible team of staff, faculty, volunteers, students, supporters, and community members who have helped The Crucible weather the storm. Knowing we would be unable to come together in-person, we asked our community of faculty and staff to nominate whom we should celebrate in honor of The Crucible’s 22 years.
It is impossible to name everyone that deserves recognition—but we hope this short list of folks will give you a better idea of the hundreds of incredible volunteers, students, faculty, board members, staff, and community supporters that make the mission of The Crucible possible.