GIFTY 2021

GIFTY 2021: A Holiday Celebration of Local Creative Culture

After our all-virtual event last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House in person this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find all your holiday gifts made by a variety of local artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty. With metalworkers, ceramicists, jewelers, artisan bath suppliers, chandlers, and so much more, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

In between shopping, catch our expert faculty leading live demonstrations in Neon & Light, Glass Flameworking, Blacksmithing, and more! There will also be family-friendly paid and free hands-on activities. And while you explore, 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.

Please note: Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours will be required by all those over the age of 12 to enter the building. Masks will be required unless eating or drinking in designated areas, and non-compliance will warrant removal from the event.

Date and Time

Sat, December 4, 2021 | 11am-6pm
Sun, December 5, 2021 | 11am-4pm

Members-Only Preview Night

Fri, December 3, 2021 | 5:30-9pm

Price

Free for all!

Location

The Crucible
1260 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required for all ages 12 and up

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Event Highlights

Join us in celebrating the creative community here in the Bay Area. Shop local artisans, see live industrial art demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, explore our 56,000 sq ft. studio, and much more!

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Live Demos

Watch live demonstrations by our expert faculty in Blacksmithing, Glass Flameworking, Woodworking, and Neon & Light.
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Hands-On Activities

There’s something for everyone at GIFTY. Families can enjoy free and paid hands-on activities like polymer clay, handmade wrapping paper, and more!
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Food & Drink

Enjoy an adult beverage at the Crucible bar, or grab a bite outside at the food trucks. Stay tuned for food and beverage announcements.

Member Preview Night

Don’t miss our special members-only preview night Friday, December 3 from 5:30–9pm, where Crucible members can get first dibs on all of our incredible vendors! This invite-only event features member-exclusive perks like an open bar and a special surprise gift.

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GIFTY 2021 Vendors

This year’s GIFTY is jam-packed with dozens of vendors selling a wide variety of local, hand-made, and artisan goods! Come ready to support the Bay Area’s local artisans and craftspeople.

Stay tuned for our 2021 GIFTY vendor announcement!

Don’t Miss Our Saturday GIFTY Annex and After Party at 7th West

This year, we’re partnering with our friends at 7th West to expand Gifty even further. On Saturday, December 4, from 11am-6pm, you can shop additional vendors across the street from The Crucible at the 7th West outdoor beer garden. This portion of the event is family-friendly. 

That evening, stick around for the GIFTY after party where we will continue to celebrate the arts and the season at 7th West.

Thank you to our event sponsors

Thanks to a $5,000 contribution from Square, the financial services and mobile payment company, GIFTY vendors can apply for full or partial scholarships to assist with their booth fees. 

We are prioritizing financial support for applicants who identify as BIPOC and/or low-income, with additional support being awarded to LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, disabled, and veteran community members. All who could benefit from financial assistance are encouraged to apply. 

This scholarship opportunity is crucial in creating an equitable and accessible GIFTY. We are so grateful to Square for the support!

Don’t Let GIFTY 2021 Pass You By

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

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