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.

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Upcoming Events

Bike Shop: Free Events and Education

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.

See our Bike Shop event page for upcoming event dates.

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GIFTY: Annual Craft Show & Open House

GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual Craft Show & Open House returns this December 2-4. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. In between shopping, enjoy family-friendly activities and demonstrations. And make sure to stop by our bar for refreshments and snacks.

Saturday, December 3, 11am-6pm
Sunday, December, 4, 11am-4pm

Member Preview Night: Friday, December 2, 6-8pm 

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When We Re-Open—We have spaces big and small

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Tricks And Treats At The Crucible

There is a rumor going around that if you hang out at The Crucible after dark, you might just catch a ghost passing through our haunted train caboose. We can't promise you will have any ghostly encounters on Halloween night, but we do promise to have some of the tastiest chocolate around.

The Crucible’s 2019 Fall Open House

Join us for a day of creativity, awe-inspiring demonstrations, and tons of free activities for you and your friends and family. At our upcoming Fall Open House, our faculty will be on hand demonstrating techniques in blacksmithing, woodworking, and glass flameworking—just to name a few.

Rob Stern In The Hot Shop

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • 7 - 9:30pm Join us for a lecture and demonstration by Rob Stern, a master glass artist who has taught at a number of the most prominent institutions for glass around the world.