Events

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 and Open Bike Shop Hours. Drop off your bike for a tune-up or learn basic bike maintenance skills from our faculty and volunteers.

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2021 GIFTY: Craft Show & Open House

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 shopping in the Bay Area, along with family-friendly activities, live demos from our talented faculty, $25 off classes, and more!

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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.

The Crucible’s Fire & Water Open House

Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 12 - 5pm Join us at the end of the summer for a day of fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource! Nineteen of our departments will be celebrating water with art, fire, and fun, while raising awareness and funds for The Ocean Cleanup.

Summer Bike Sale at The Crucible

Sunday, August 12, 2018 • 11am - 5pm Looking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. And, get prepared for the playa- many of these bikes are perfect for Burning Man! 

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am-6pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 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.

2017 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 6pm Save the date for an evening of art, industry, community, creativity, and fire in support of The Crucible’s education programs. Join us in celebrating the contributions and vision of honoree Dr. Frances Hellman, who has been a valued member of The Crucible’s community for more than a decade.

Hot Couture 2017: The Beautiful Ones

Thursday, February 16, 2017 • 8pm Friday, February 17, 2017 • 8pm Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 8pm Sunday, February 19, 2017 • 7pm Since 2007, haute couture has been turned on its ear, Crucible-style, with Hot Couture — a spectacular flaming fashion show that features wearable art from the Bay Area’s most cutting-edge designers.