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There are amazing things happening in art, science, history, fashion and performance at The Crucible. In the coming year, The Crucible will partner with organizations and museums throughout the Bay Area to create spectacular and engaging exhibits and interactive experiences. We will inspire more people than ever before to explore their creativity and develop a better understanding of their own creative opportunities.

2013 will mark The Crucible’s 14th year of providing cutting-edge arts education programs, spectacular performances and community events. Hands-on creative learning is at the core of The Crucible’s mission of Arts, Industry and Community. Arts and creative learning help prepare young people for more success in life. We teach creative problem-solving skills and critical thinking through making that leads to higher success in school and in the job market. The Crucible builds stronger communities and inspires creativity.

We are building new relationships and forging stronger bonds with stellar organizations like The Exploratorium, The Asian Art Museum, The DeYoung Museum, The Oakland Museum of California and the California Academy of Sciences, which will allow us to present inspiring hands-on experiences to an even larger audience. We are currently preparing for our next not-to-be-missed Industrial Fashion Show: Hot Couture, which will have its premiere in January 2013 in The Crucible’s performance space. In the spring of 2013, we will hold eight weeks of hands-on workshops at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to help illuminate their new exhibition of the First Emperor of China and his fascination with the afterlife, including some of his terracotta warriors. We are working with the Exploratorium to bring hands-on learning opportunities to their new Embarcadero location in San Francisco. The Crucible is increasing our impact and touching more people than ever before.

Please consider how The Crucible has touched your life and join me in making a 100% tax-deductible donation to The Crucible Fund. Your donation will keep our kilns and forges running and help to cover the costs of our 56,000 square feet facility. Your gift will also support our education programs that will serve 5,000 youth and adult students and provide arts education scholarships to Oakland youth. Know that every dollar you donate will be appreciated and spent on providing the highest quality industrial arts education you’ve come to expect from us.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook.


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Help The Crucible continue inspiring creativity in everyone.


Steven Young, Executive Director