Since 1999, The Crucible has brought our community of artists, neighbors, families, students, and makers together for events ranging from artists’ talks and demos to fire performances, benefits, and community open houses. In-person events are all currently suspended due to the shelter-in-place mandate. For updates about all upcoming events, subscribe to our newsletter.
- February 23: Field Trip Day
- March 5: Bike Fix-A-Thon
- March 7: 2023 Youth Summer Camps open for Member registration
- March 11 & 12: 3-Hour Tasters
- March 23: Field Trip Day
- March 13 & 14: 3-Hour Tasters
- May 11: Field Trip Day
- May 20: Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction
- June 4: Bike Fix-A-Thon
- June 12–July 28: Youth Summer Camps
- August 15–26: Adult weeklong classes
- September 3: Bike Fix-A-Thon
- December 2–3: GIFTY Craft Show & Open House
- December 23, 2023–January 1, 2024: Crucible closed for winter break
Bike Shop: Free Events and Education
See our Bike Shop event page for upcoming event dates.
The Crucible is offering free, community bike maintenance and education to West Oakland and neighboring community members through our quarterly Bike Fix-A-Thons, Open Bike Shop Hours, Femme Bike Night, and Flat Fix Clinics. Drop off your bike for a tune-up or learn basic bike maintenance skills from our faculty and volunteers. We are also leading offsite events at other West Oakland locations.
Free Crucible Tours
Explore our 56,000-square-foot studio during an upcoming guided tour. To accommodate different schedules, tours rotate between Saturday afternoons at 2pm and Thursday evenings at 6pm every other month. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are subject to cancellation.
2023 Tour Dates
- Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6-8pm
- Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2-4pm
- Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6-8pm
- Saturday, July 8, 2023, 2-4pm
- Thursday, August 17, 2023, 6-8pm
- Saturday, September 9, 2023, 2-4pm
- Thursday, October 19, 2023, 6-8pm
Browse Past In-Person Events
2023 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction
Join us for an unforgettable evening full of delicious food, craft cocktails, fiery demonstrations, captivating performances, and a live auction featuring luxury experiences and...
2022 Crucible Yard Sale
Join us for The Crucible’s 2022 Yard Sale on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, from 9am-2pm....
GIFTY 2022: A Holiday Celebration of Local Creative Culture
We are thrilled to be hosting our annual GIFTY Craft Show & Open House this holiday season. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area....
2022 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction
Soirée is The Crucible’s once-a-year glittering fundraising event that raises more than $150,000 to fund scholarships and support for our industrial arts education programs....
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...
2021 Spark the Summer: A Virtual Fundraiser
Invest in the makers of tomorrow by joining us from the comfort of your home for a celebration of industrial arts, community, creativity, and resiliency....
October Bike Fix-A-Thon
Join us for our October Bike Fix-A-Thon! The Crucible is offering free, community bike maintenance as safely as we can. West Oakland and neighboring community members are invited to bring their bikes to our studio for a tune-up.
September Bike Fix-A-Thon
Join us for our September Bike Fix-A-Thon! The Crucible is offering free, community bike maintenance as safely as we can. West Oakland and neighboring community members are invited to bring their bikes to our studio for a tune-up.
2020 Fuego Youth Leadership Reception
Join us for our 2020 Fuego Youth Leadership Reception and celebrate the work and accomplishments of our second-year Fuego Leaders....
January Bike Fix-A-Thon
Join us for our January Bike Fix-A-Thon. West Oakland and neighboring community members are invited to bring their bikes to our studio for a tune-up.
Watch Past Virtual Events
Virtual Artist Talk: Rob Nehring
Please join us Friday, June 5, for our next virtual artist talk with Crucible faculty member, Rob Nehring, of our Welding Department. Rob has been a part of The Crucible community...
Virtual Artist Talk: Nico Chen
Please join us Friday, May 22 for our next virtual artist talk. We’ll be speaking with Nico Chen, writer, photographer, and critical learning scientist focused on reimagining...
Virtual Artist Talk: Lara Hopwood
During this Virtual Artist Talk, Oakland artist and fire performer, Lara Hopwood will discuss her early introduction to fire dance, how she goes about planning a fire performance,...
Virtual Artist Talk: Whimsical and Functional Glass With Sam Schumacher
During this Virtual Artist Talk, Oakland artist and founder of Rocket Glass Works, Sam Schumacher will discuss the inspiration behind his glass work....
Virtual Artist Talk: Creating Culture Through Ceramics With Rosa Dorantes
Please join us this Friday for a virtual artist talk with Oakland artist, Rosa Dorantes, an accomplished ceramist with over twenty years of experience. Since Rosa became The...
Virtual Artist Talk: Metalworking Beyond Borders With Karen Smith
Please join us this Friday for a virtual artist talk with Oakland artist, Karen Smith. We'll discuss her philosophy on art-making, how it influences her artistry and metalwork, and...
Virtual Artist Talk: Repujado History, Family, and Culture
Join The Crucible for our first-ever virtual artist talk with Oakland repujado artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios. We'll discuss her metal embossing practice and how her work reflects...