Saturday, Setepmber 8, 2012 • 12-4PM
Free Admission

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 in all of our studios and classrooms at The Crucible. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through our student and faculty art show displaying the creativity of The Crucible artist community.

Event Highlights:

The Crucible is truly unique with all the industrial art disciplines we have under one roof. During this exciting Open House we will perform demonstrations and exhibits in every area. Instructors, students, guest artists, and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Check out a map of our studio!

Art Show
Every Fall we like to show off what we do here with a spectacular art show. We will have pieces from Crucible staff, students, faculty and volunteers showcasing all of the fabulous industrial arts classes we teach here. During the open house we will ask visitors to vote on their favorite top three pieces. Free tuition on a Crucible class will be awarded to the winning artists. Want to display your art? Click here.

Open Studios
The Crucible is home to over a dozen private artist studios. Several of these artists will have their studios open during our Open House. Meet the artists, see their work, and find out how they are active at the Crucible year round.

Discounts on Crucible Classes
New students who sign up for a Fall class during the Open House, will receive 20% off class tuition. All members who sign up, will receive 25% off. Not a member and want to take advantage of the 25% off deal? Become a member at our open house and get 25% off any classes you register for at the open house.

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 open house for a test ride, or contact [email protected] 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.

Win FREE tuition for a Crucible class
During our Open House you can win free tuition for a Crucible class. Enter our drawing when you first arrive for a chance at the free class.

Fire Hula Hoop

Event Location & Directions
The Crucible
1260 7th Street. Oakland, CA 94607
The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Public Transit
Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit