Fall Open House

Saturday, September 10, 2011 • 12-4PM
Free Admission

Art Show – Call For Artists

Press Release

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 including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through our student and faculty art show displaying the creativity of The Crucible. Then grab a drink and snack and explore our fiery studio.

Event Highlights:
– Live industrial art demonstrations
– Amazing molten metal pour in our foundry
– Fiery stage performances by our fire performance faculty & students
– Spectacular art show showcasing work from Crucible students, faculty & staff
– Beautiful handmade art for sale by Crucible artists
– Eye popping discounts on Crucible classes
– Tasty food and drink
– And chances to win free tuition for a Crucible class!




The Crucible is truly unique with all the industrial art disciplines we have under one roof. During our Open House we will have demonstrations in every room with instructors and students on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also have some of our incredible youth artists demonstrating their skills! 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 the fabulous industrial arts classes we teach here. During the open house we will ask visitors to vote on their favorite top three pieces and awards those artists with free tuition on a Crucible class of their choice.

Handmade Art for Sale
This year we will have Crucible artists on hand selling their beautiful handmade art. Currently we have Tara Murray Art Glass, Nightside Studios, Rusty Noodle and many more.

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 snag up the 25% off? Become a member that day, get 25% off a class registration and start reaping those member rewards!

Win FREE tuition for a Crucible class
During our Open House we will have two different ways you can win free tuition for a Crucible class. One is to enter our drawing when you first arrive for a chance at the free class or a family 4 pass to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The second way is to join our Resolve to Create campaign. We are asking folks of all ages to make a creative resolution for 2011. We will have a camera set-up to take your picture with your resolution. You will then be entered into our Resolved to Create drawing that happens every month during 2011. Learn more about our Resolve to Create campaign and check out others resolutions…

We are just two blocks from West Oakland BART station!

Fall Open House Art Show Application

This is for Crucible Students, Faculty and Staff.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 12-4PM

Application CLOSED

Art Show Contact:
Andrea Lundquist
(510) 444-0919 x135

Fees and Payment
There are no entry fees. For work that is for sale, all payments (cash and checks) will be made out directly to each artist. However, we ask that each artist give a 20% donation of sales to The Crucible’s general fund. If you are unable to attend the open house, we still encourage you to submit your work. Unsold work and payments can be picked up during the times listed below.

Artwork Drop-Off: The Crucible’s Main Office • Monday, September 6–Friday, September 9 • 10AM-6PM All pieces must be labeled or they will not be accepted. NO pieces will be accepted after September 9th!

Unsold artwork pick up days and times: Monday, September 12– Thursday, September 15 • 10AM – 6PM (Any piece of artwork not picked up by 6PM on Thursday, 09/15/11, will be disposed of, unless otherwise arranged.)