GIFTY Vendor Application

During GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual craft show and open house, dozens of artists and craftspeople sell their best handmade pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture.

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What is GIFTY?

In-person December 4 & 5, 2021
Saturday, 11am-6pm & Sunday, 11am-4pm
Preview night for VIPs & members Friday, Dec. 3, 5:30-9pm

The Crucible’s GIFTY is an annual celebration of local creative culture, featuring art vendors, fiery demos, class discounts, giveaways, and fun for the entire family!

This year, we are saving at least 20% of all vendor space for BIPOC artisans. We are also giving priority to vendors who live and/or make their products in the Bay Area, practice a craft found at The Crucible, or bring something unique to the craft show’s offerings!

Applications are open now and space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early. Vendors will be accepted and notified on a rolling basis starting on September 9. In order to ensure diversity of wares and crafts in the show, we will keep applications open after September 8 if necessary. If they are open on the site, you can still apply.

If you have any questions/constraints, please email [email protected] before applying.

Who Will You See At GIFTY?

We know that there is a variety of holiday craft shows to choose from as an artisan vendor—here’s what you can expect from being a vendor at The Crucible’s GIFTY.


They come to shop

GIFTY regularly draws over 4,000 event attendees with plans to shop over the three-day event.

We make an impression

During GIFTY, our digital promotions of your work will garner over 50,000 impressions.

We get social

We will regularly post highlights of our GIFTY vendors on social media to an audience of over 39,000.

Our community cares

We are the largest industrial arts education nonprofit in the country with a dedicated community that wants to support local artisans.


Booth – $400
Table – $300
Outside Booth on Saturday only – $120
Virtual Only – $30, promoted virtually on the website
Staff & Faculty Discount Table – $200

Vendors who purchase a booth or table must be available to participate Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. The outside booths will be located across the street at 7th West as part of the GIFTY annex/block party on Saturday only.

Giving Back at GIFTY

Support The Crucible’s Industrial Arts Programming

Vendors can opt-in to participate in “Giving Back at GIFTY,” donating an item or items for The Crucible to sell on their behalf. Vendors who participate in Giving Back at GIFTY will support The Crucible’s work and receive verification of their in-kind tax-deductible gift to The Crucible. We will celebrate Giving Back at GIFTY vendors by providing placards vendors can post up in their booth.

COVID-19 restrictions

We look forward to hosting Gifty 2021 as an in-person event. We will be closely monitoring the development of COVID-19’s Delta variant and the recommendations of our state and local governments, and adapting our Gifty plans accordingly.

In accordance with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, The Crucible plans on requiring masks, temperature checks, and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test upon entry or participation in the event. These restrictions apply to all Gifty staff, volunteers, vendors, and customers.

We are also prepared to reduce our event capacity and implement timed ticket entry, if needed.

Ready to Apply?

Applications for 2021 GIFTY are now open. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Our first round of vendor reviews was just completed, but applications will remain open until vendor spots are filled.

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Questions? Contact Us

[email protected]
(510) 444-0919 x106