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 Fix-A-Thon

Sunday, June 20, 2021, multiple upcoming dates

Join us for one of our 2021 Bike Fix-A-Thons! 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.

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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.

The Crucible’s 20th Anniversary Party

Saturday, January 19 • 7–10pm The Crucible turns 20 in 2019! Please join us for a celebration of community, creativity, and forging the future. Experience a magical evening of fun and sharing as we toast our history, come together, and reveal exciting plans for the future.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

Friday, September 7, 2018 • 10am-6pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 10am-5pm We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.