GIFTY 2023: A Holiday Celebration of Local Creative Culture

GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual Craft Show & Open House returns this December 2-3. Join us for two days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find holiday gifts made by local artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty. From one-a-kind sculptures to functional pottery to locally made soaps and more, find something for everyone on your list at GIFTY.

In between shopping, enjoy family-friendly activities and demonstrations. And make sure to stop by our bar for refreshments and snacks. More event details to come!

GIFTY vendor applications are now closed. Learn how you can be notified when our 2024 applications open below.

We are also looking for food trucks!

Please let your favorite food truck know and send them our way!

Date and Time

Saturday, December 2 | 12-6pm
Sunday, December 3 | 11am-4pm

Member & VIP Preview

Saturday, December 2 | 10am-12pm


Free for all!


The Crucible
1260 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607

GIFTY vendor applications are now closed

Applications open: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Applications close: Monday, September 4, 2023
Accepted vendors will be notified the week of September 10, 2023

Want to be notified when 2023 applications open?

As a GIFTY vendor, you’ll engage with 3,500+ shoppers eager to support local entrepreneurs. Vendor categories include Bath & Body, Food & Drink, Glass, Homewares, Leather & Textiles, Paper & Mixed Media, Ceramics, Jewelry, and more.

A minimum of 20% of vendor spots are reserved for BIPOC artisans. Priority will be given to vendors who live and/or make their products in the Bay Area or bring something unique to the event offerings.



Booth (10′ x 10′) – $450
Table (8′ x 6′) – $325
Staff & Faculty Discount Table – $225

Discounted spots may be available for qualifying low-income vendors.

Please note that, unlike previous years, GIFTY 2023 will be a two-day event with modified hours.


Yes, GIFTY is a two-day commitment.

If you are a maker or small business that has a conflicting one-day event, we recommend recruiting a friend or family member to help cover your space at GIFTY. 

Over the two-day event, we usually see between 3,500 and 4,000 visitors.

GIFTY vendor load-in happens the Thursday and Friday before the event. More specific details will be shared closer to GIFTY.

While we will do our best to accommodate location requests, we can not promise they will be fulfilled. 

If you are a returning vendor, please let us know if you hope to be in the same location from a previous year and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Yes! Our main floor is ADA-accessible and all accepted vendors will be on the main floor. A small number of Crucible classrooms and faculty vendors will be located on the second floor.

Returning vendors are not guaranteed acceptance. We work hard to create a diverse, high-quality shopping experience for our visitors and have to make some difficult cuts in the process. Please know that if you are not accepted one year, you may be the next—please apply again!

If you have been accepted and can no longer participate, the following deadlines and fees apply: 

  • 40 or more days prior to GIFTY – Monday, October 23 and before: Full refund minus $25 application fee
  • 10-39 days prior to GIFTY – Tuesday, October 24–Wednesday, November 22: 50% refund of booth or table space fee
  • 0-9 days prior to GIFTY – Thursday, November 23–Saturday, December 2: No refund

Booth space 10’ x 10’: $450
Table space 8’ x 6’: $325

Your vendor fee is crucial in ensuring a successful GIFTY. Vendor fees help cover:

  • Application review and vendor curation
  • Marketing
  • Studio fees, specifically the work done to transform our 56,000 square-foot facility, cleaning, relocating heavy machinery, and other crucial tasks
  • Operating fees for the basics: electricity, permitting, security, and more 
  • Event planning and management

Member Preview Hours

Don’t miss our exclusive members-only preview with early access on Saturday, December 2 from 10am-12pm, where Crucible members get first dibs on the best Bay Area holiday shopping! This invite-only event features member-exclusive perks like locally baked pastries, an exclusive demonstration, and a special surprise gift.