Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2011 • 12PM to 6PM
Sunday, December 11, 2011 • 12PM to 4PM
FREE Admission
Directions & Parking

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A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts. You get to support local artists and community arts education for youth and adults while you get your last minute shopping done at the Bay Area’s most unusual holiday celebration.

Shopping at the mall was never like this!

Event Highlights:
– Live industrial art demonstrations
– Amazing molten metal pour in our foundry
– Fiery stage performances by our fire performance students & Rockakamile
– Beautiful handmade art for sale by Crucible & Local artists
– Jolly visit from Santa at 1pm
– Accordion music by Duckmando
– Spectacular live preview of MACHINE (Sunday Only)
– Eye popping discounts on Crucible classes
– Handy Crucible gift certificates will be available for purchase
Bicycles for sale in The Crucible’s Bike Shop
– Tasty food and drink
– And chances to win free tuition for a Crucible class!

The Crucible is truly unique with all the industrial art disciplines we have under one roof. During our Open House we will have demonstrations in every room with instructors and students on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also have some of our incredible youth artists demonstrating their skills! Check out a map of our studio!

Handmade Art for Sale
We will have a maze of Crucible and local artists on hand selling their beautiful handmade art. From glass, metal, wood, ceramics, clothing and more, you’ll find that perfect gift for even the toughest person on your list. Check out the vendor list…

Bicycles for Sale
Looking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. Stop by the bike shop at this year’s Holiday Gifty for a test ride, or contact with questions or to make an appointment. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program, our Youth Mechanic Program and our Community Bike Fixathons. Learn More…

A Visit from Santa
Santa will be making a very special appearance at 1pm; bring your own camera and get a shot of you or your little one with Santa.

Discounts on Crucible Classes
New students who sign up for a Winter class during the Open House, will receive 20% off class tuition. All members who sign up, will receive 25% off. Not a member and want to snag up the 25% off? Become a member that day, get 25% off a class registration and start reaping those member rewards!

Win FREE tuition for a Crucible class
Enter our drawing when you first arrive for a chance at the free tuition on a Crucible class or a family 4 pass to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Alpaca by Karim
Feather Light
Field Day Wearables
House of Honore
King Bag Company
Knit Nut by JL
Korrupt Label
Mani Padma
O’Lover Hats
Top Dog Beau Ties
Vivi Kids
Weird Coast

Anna Yates Jewelry
Baja Nights Jewelry

Blue Ribbon Salvage
Bobbie’s Baubles
Brenda’s Ceramic & Jewelry
Claudia Handmade Jewelry
D.A.C. Metals
Dha-Mee Hahn
Embergrass Jewelry
Found Treasures
Gina Zetts
Heart’s Desire Jewelry
Illuminated Jewelry by Mark Garbarini
J Fein Designs
Jurnecka Creations
Little Harpy
Lucinda Page Design
Nouveau Motley
Paula Chan Design Studio
Pretty Fun Designs
Risto & Griffin Wings
Rosemary Dudley Designs
Saara Reidsema
Selena Anne Wells
Silver Productions
Stefanie Kraus
Squishy Sushi
Tbecker Jewelry
Tireless Hearts
TK Metal Arts
Turning Heads
Velvet Otterhound

*Vendors being added daily…

Asti Glass
izzy love embellishments
Karen Rosenstein
Mediums to Masses
McKeever Studios
Nightside Studios
Renee Anderson Glassworks
Still Motion Glass

Aimee Golant Contemporary Judaica
Bicycles by The Crucible Bike Shop
Peter Kropf
Red Frog Metal Design
Rose3 Creative
Rusty Noodle Studios

Brad Adams
Turned Wood Gallery

Brenda’s Ceramic & Jewelry
Carol Wedemyer Ceramics
Ezme Designs

Elaine Chu Graphic Design
Face Factory
Mi Vida Creations
Ray Maseman

By Nieves
Healing Essence
Wisdom by Wisdom

Exit Plan B
Praise the Gourd Lamps
The Red Dragon Inn

Breadfruit (Caribbean grilled meats and dishes)
Cibo Per Strada (doughnuts!)
Fist of Flour (pizza)
Katy’s Coffee Truck
Sweet Emily Pie

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

Event Rules
• No Outside food or drink
• Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times • No Pets (except service dogs)
• No Chairs
• No Roller-skates or heelys
• Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas
• No uncontracted fire performance or vending of any kind