Fireside Lounge Series

“Made In Oakland”

May 11, 2012 * 6:30-9:30pm

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping cocktails in our unique atmosphere. A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night. Admission is $10 at the door and is free for members of The Crucible.

Join us for an evening of makers, innovators, dreamers, and creators, as we celebrate “Made In Oakland.” This evening hosts some of the Bay Area’s most influential makers and artists. Join us as we illuminate the world of original Oakland artists in this unique presentation and discussion panel of industrial arts collectives and innovators who created movements “Made in Oakland.” We will host an industrial art show, fire performances, discounts on Crucible classes and live industrial arts demonstrations.

We are featuring

  • Enameling
  • Hot Wheels
  • Foundry
  • Fused Glass
  • Glass Coldworking
  • Machine Shop
  • Fire Performance
  • Kinetics
  • Fire Effects
  • Artists Resources

Please join us for a discussion from 7-8 pm as Executive Director, Steven Young, facilitates a panel of working artists in industrial fine arts and community artists working in Oakland.

Our “Made in Oakland” panel discussion featuring Maurice Cavness, Karen Cusolito, Dorothy Lenehan, Natalie Nadimi, Sean Orlando, Tyrone Stevenson Jr., a.k.a. Scraper Bike King, and other innovators.

Event Location & Directions

The event will be located at:
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Public Transit

Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! 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