GIFTY 2019: A Holiday Celebration of Local Creative Culture

It’s The Crucible’s craft show! Join us for GIFTY, the best place in the Bay to find your holiday gifts made right here by local artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty. With jewelers, metalworkers, artisan bath suppliers, button makers, bottle cap fashionistas, candle extraordinaires, and so much more, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

While you shop, our expert faculty will be showing off their skills in live demonstrations in Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Foundry, Neon, and more! Enjoy seasonal treats, delicious beverages, and $25 off every Crucible class.

This is a great way to support local artists and learn more about the many different classes offered at The Crucible.

Date and Time

Sat, December 7, 2019 | 10am-5pm
Sun, December 8, 2019 | 10am-5pm

Members-Only Preview Night

Fri, December 6, 2019 | 6:30-9pm


Free for all!


The Crucible
1260 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607

Event Highlights

The Crucible’s GIFTY  2019 is an annual celebration of local creative culture, featuring art vendors, fiery demos, class discounts, giveaways, and fun for the entire family!

Live Demos

Watch live demonstrations by our expert faculty in Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Foundry, Ceramics, and more!

Bike Sale

Need new wheels? Our Bike Shop will be selling newly refurbished youth and adult bikes, ranging from $50-$400.

Face Painting

Have your face painted by the talented Bridget Star Harrison for a sliding scale donation of $5-$20 per face.

Get Hands-On

Stamp copper pendant of your own design, play with clay in Ceramics, decorate delicious sugar cookies, and more!

Food and Drinks

Happy Dumplings and CACAO Milk Bar will be on-site serving yummy dumplings and sweet and savory treats! Festive drinks and light snacks will also be available at The Crucible Bar.

$25 Off Classes

Give the best holiday gift—the gift of a Crucible class! All classes at GIFTY are $25 off. Gift certificates are also available.

Member Preview Night

Don’t miss our special members-only preview night Friday, December 6 from 6:30–9pm, where Crucible members 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?
  • Specialty “Blowing Large” demonstration at 7pm by master glass blower Erik Eiserling
  • Champagne toast with Susan Mernit, our Executive Director, at 8pm

GIFTY 2019 Vendors

GIFTY 2019 is jam-packed with over 70 vendors this year! Come ready to support the Bay Area’s local artisans and craftspeople.

Bath & Body
Painting & Prints

Don’t Let GIFTY 2019 Pass You By

RSVP on Facebook to get up-to-date information about our specialty demos and featured vendors.