GIFTY 2018 Special Preview for Crucible Members:
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7pm-9:30pm
Open for all:
Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 11am-5pm
At GIFTY 2018, dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best handmade pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. With vendors showcasing exquisite pieces of jewelry, locally designed clothing and accessories, whimsical metal sculptures, practical ceramic tableware, and more, you are sure to find the perfect gifts for the toughest people on your list. Season treats, beverages, and holiday entertainers make this an event all ages can enjoy. And in the midst of your holiday shopping, don’t forget to check out exciting demonstrations by our expert faculty in Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Foundry, and more! This is a great way to support local artists and learn more about the many different classes offered at The Crucible.
The Crucible’s GIFTY is an annual celebration of local creative culture that features art vendors, fiery demos, class discounts, giveaways, and fun for the entire family! Stay tuned for a full schedule of events and activities to be released closer to the date of the event.
Learn more about the different disciplines you can explore at The Crucible by watching demonstrations by our expert faculty in Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Foundry, Ceramics, and more!
Give the gift of a Crucible class to a loved one, friend, or partner-in-crime with Crucible gift certificates available for purchase.
Food And Beverages
Our neighbors will be setting up tents and pulling their food trucks up to tempt your palates. The Crucible Bar will serving festive drinks inside! Please note, some vendors are cash only.
Win This Bike
Participate in our scavenger hunt to be entered to win a free kids’ bike – newly refurbished by our Bike Shop!
Member Preview Night
Don’t miss our special members-only preview night on Friday, December 14 from 7 – 9:30pm, where you can get first dibs on all of our incredible vendors! This invite-only event exclusive to members features the following perks:
- Open bar
- A special surprise gift?
- Champagne toast with Susan Mernit, our Executive Director, at 8pm
- Live iron smelting! See how iron is made on our blog.
- Access to the VIP green room upstairs
Mall shopping was never like this! GIFTY is the perfect place to shop for all of your holiday needs. There will be over 60 local vendors selling their wares and art, including ceramic pieces, jewelry, glass, artisanal bath supplies, welded sculptures, and much more! Browse some of our featured vendors below. More will be added as we get closer to December 14!
Art of the Earth
Artners In Grime
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.
AC TRANSIT & 511.ORG
> Bus schedule
> More transit info
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.
Map of Vendor Locations