2023 fire & light soirée

The Crucible’s 2023 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

The Crucible’s Annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction returns to West Oakland this spring. Join us for an unforgettable evening full of delicious food, craft cocktails, fiery demonstrations, captivating performances, and a live auction featuring luxury experiences and stunning work by local artists.

Your support will help us raise over $250,000 and ensure that, in the coming year, all young people have access to The Crucible’s Industrial Arts Program, regardless of background or income.

Our Fire & Light Soirée celebrates the transformative power of making and creative risk-taking. It is an occasion to recognize and pay tribute to the people who inspire us and help to safeguard the future of arts education in our community. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Stay tuned for updates on ticket sales, entertainment, and auction items.

Date and Time

Sat, May 20, 2023 | 6-10pm


Tickets: $400
Tables start at $5,000


The Crucible
1260 7th St., Oakland, CA 94606

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Sponsor A Table, Make A Difference

Sponsoring a Soirée table is an exciting way to give to our nonprofit. Make an impact, introduce The Crucible to your friends, and join us for a fun evening of fire and light.

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Can’t Attend 2023 Fire & Light Soirée?

You can still show your commitment to The Crucible’s mission.


Fire & Light Committee


Melanie Moore
Joyce Shulman


B Byrne Astrella
Jeremy Crandell
Shaina Johnson
Shawnee Keck
Renee Ventimiglia

The Crucible Board

Melanie Moore, President
Julie Sigoloff, Vice President and Secretary
Jeremy Sugerman, Treasurer

B Byrne Astrella
Ken Cassidy
Jeremy Crandell
Craig Crouteau

Zeydi Gutierrez
Greg Hansen
Cindy Johanson
Tasion Kwamilele

Shawnee Keck
Joyce Shulman
Taj Wilson
Alex Zwissler