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The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs.

Bring the whole family to explore the creative passions of young artists and the educational opportunities available at The Crucible, including summer camp classes, internships, and apprenticeship programs.

Public Art Project:

Come see students from Local Oakland high schools in action as they create a kinetic bicycle welded sculpture.

Apprentice Program:

Unveiling of the City Slicker Project designed by our youth apprentices.

Youth Poet Laureates:OPL logo with Name

Join finalists from the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program and current Laureate, Sophie Elkin, for a spectacular night of youth poetry.


  • Foundryfoundry
  • Moldmaking
  • Welding
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bike
  • Textiles
  • Wood