Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 12 – 5pm
Join us for our most hands-on Spring Open House yet! There will be free hands-on activities in indigo dyeing, leather working, stone working, and ceramics, plus inspiring and educational exhibitions in Neon, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and so many others. With two live fire demonstrations, a curated art gallery from our community, and delicious food and drinks, you will want to bring your friends and family to this one! And make sure to come ready to register for classes, as every single Crucible class is $25 off.
This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome! However, parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as our studio space does have some rough edges.
Food and Beverages
Win This Bike
Schedule of Events
Enjoy live performances by Crucible community members and industrial arts demonstrations throughout the event!
12:30pm – Glass Monster Making Demonstration in Glass Flameworking
12:45 – Large Scale Wheel Throwing Demonstration in Ceramics
1:00pm – Wet welding talk and demonstration
1:15pm – Mini Mix’d performance
1:45pm – Pour in Foundry
2:15pm – Fire Performance
2:30pm – Silicone Mold Demonstration in Moldmaking
2:45pm – Mold Blowing Demonstration in the Hot Shop
3:45pm – Pour in Foundry
4:15pm – Fire Performance
Play With Clay
Remembering Raphael Allen
Join us in remembering and celebrating Raphael Allen’s dedication to education, and help us raise funds to further expand access to the arts. Throughout his life, Raphael was dedicated to facilitating interpretive engagement with nature and history, by researching and including the stories of under-represented people in his tours, writings, and talks. His happy face was often seen at The Crucible, and one that left us much too soon. In his honor, the Raphael Allen Fund provides full and partial adult scholarships to Crucible classes, specifically for people of color who live in Oakland and need financial support to attend.
All donations received during the event support the Raphael Allen Fund. You can also support the fund by making an online contribution.
Upstairs, The Crucible bar will be serving delicious drinks, and community partner Replate will serve light snacks. Replate is a nonprofit food rescue organization that aims to close the gap between food insecurity and food waste by donating surplus food from businesses to local communities in need. Community members will also be tabling upstairs, so you can learn more about our amazing neighbors and their efforts to offer education, health, and services to our community.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Flax Art & Design
Old Kan Beer & Co.
The Crucible is conveniently located near BART and AC Transit. We encourage public transportation as our parking lot is small.
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 www.bart.gov.
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The Crucible has a small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis, but will not be available during events. Street parking is available on 7th Street to the west of Union.
Please do not block the Union Street entrance marked in red, the 7th Street entrance, or the roll up doors. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses – they will tow your car.
From San Francisco 1. From the Bay Bridge, stay right and take 880 South 2. Stay in the right lane 3. Take the Union Street Exit marked “Alameda/Broadway” 4. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight through the first traffic light. 5. The second traffic light is 7th Street. 6. 1260 7th Street is across the street to your left.
From North of Oakland 1. From 80/580 South get onto 880 South 2. Stay in the right lane 3. Take the Union Street Exit marked “Alameda/Broadway” 4. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight through the first traffic light. 5. The second traffic light is 7th Street. 6. 1260 7th Street is across the street to your left.
From South of Oakland 1. 880 North 2. Take the Market Street exit toward “Harbor Terminal” (just after the exit for 980 North) 3. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Market Street 4. Turn left at the traffic light onto 7th Street 5. Go three blocks to Union Street 6. 1260 7th Street is on your right.
From East of Oakland 1. Take Hwy 24/980 West 2. Take the 12th Street Exit 3. At the top of the exit ramp go straight to the 2nd traffic light 4. Turn right at the traffic light onto 7th Street 5. Go three traffic lights to Union Street 6. 1260 7th Street is on your right.