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. For updates about all upcoming events, subscribe to our newsletter.

Important Dates

  • December 23, 2023 – January 1, 2024: Crucible closed for winter break
  • January 8 – January 12: Weeklong Adult Classes
  • January 15: The Crucible’s 25th Birthday!
  • February 29: Field Trip Day
  • March 2: West Oakland Bike Summit
  • March 7: Field Trip Day
  • April 18: Field Trip Day
  • May 9: Field Trip Day
  • June 10 – July 26: Youth Summer Camps
  • July 25: Fuego Youth Leadership Reception
  • July 29: GIFTY vendor applications open
  • August 12 – 23: Weeklong Adult Classes
  • September 7: Fall Open House
  • December 7 & 8: GIFTY 2024

Upcoming Events

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

Join us for a free, semi-monthly Crucible tour! Learn about the history of our 56,000-square-foot studio, the art and artists that make our space unique, and our nonprofit mission to keep the industrial and fine arts accessible to all.

To accommodate different schedules, tours alternate between Saturday afternoons at 2pm and Thursday evenings at 6pm.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis in person. Feel free to RSVP on Eventbrite: Free Crucible Tours! RSVPs made through Eventbrite are for reminder purposes only and do not act as a reservation. Tours are subject to cancellation.

Please note: a portion of the tour requires the use of stairs.

2024 Tour Schedule

Fall dates will be added soon!

  • Thursday, January 25: 6pm
  • Saturday, February 10: 2pm
  • Thursday, February 22: 6pm
  • Saturday, March 9: 2pm
  • Thursday, March 28: 6pm
  • Saturday, April 20: 2pm
  • Thursday, April 25: 6pm
  • Saturday, May 4: 2pm
  • Thursday, May 23: 6pm
  • Saturday, June 8: 2pm
  • Thursday, June 27: 6pm
  • Saturday, July 13: 2pm
  • Thursday, July 25: 6pm

Can’t wait to see inside?

Check out our virtual 3D Tour by clicking the button below! 

GIFTY: The Crucible’s annual craft show and open house

Find out when vendor applications will open and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Browse Past In-person Events

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.

Watch Past Virtual Events