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Saturday, April 9, 6pm

Cocktails | Dinner
Performance | Live Art Auction

Supporting The Crucible’s Education Programs


Please join us for this special evening in support of The Crucible! Help celebrate the contributions of special guest honorees Christopher and Camille Bently, on behalf of the Bently Foundation.


Enjoy fabulous music, dance, magic, and fire performance by the amazing Traveling Spectacular and marvel at incredible fire and light art installations by Orion Fredricks and Christopher Schardt.


Add to your art collection by taking home a piece of artwork from our art auction, featuring stunning sculptural works in metal, wood, ceramic and glass.

2016 Soiree Auction Preview

Support The Crucible’s unique youth education program with our Fund-a-Need. Raise your paddle to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to support industrial arts classes, camps and apprenticeship programs serving more than 5,000 young people annually.

Reservations,  Tickets
and Sponsorships

For table reservations or sponsorships, please contact Sheri Kuehl, Development Director, at or (510) 444-0919 x119. Individual tickets are $300 and available now for purchase online.








2015 Soiree Photo Gallery

Click or tap to view photos of last year’s Fire and Light Soirée, a fabulous night of art, fire and friendship that raised over $215,000 for The Crucible’s many educational programs.

Platinum Sponsor

The Bently Foundation


Silver Sponsors

AB&I Foundry — Kevin Doran
Warren Breslau and Frances Hellman
Lapis Group, Inc.
James Madsen
Renée Ventimiglia


Bronze Sponsors

AB&I Foundry — Ted Ray
Lauren and Steve Adams
California Capital & Investment Group
Jeremy Crandell
Lori and Skip Fogarty
Elizabeth Mumm Meier
Charles Olson and Yoko Watanabe
Leslie Pritchett
Schnitzer Steel Industries


Special Guest

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf


Board of Directors

Lauren Brown Adams, Warren Breslau, Loretta Clarke, Jeremy Crandell, Kevin Doran, Lori Fogarty, Greg Hansen, Tanya Holland, Edward B. Kangeter IV, James Madsen, Charles R. Olson, Sean Orlando,
Leslie Pritchett and Renée Ventimiglia


Soiree 2016 Sponsors