While many artists at The Crucible call our 56,000 sq. ft. workspace “home,” they’ve found a new weekend play-space at Peralta Junction, West Oakland’s vibrant pop-up arts carnival. Located at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West Grand Avenue, Peralta Junction hosts artisan vendors, food trucks, free workshops, musical performances, and – of course – live Mousetrap demonstrations for the community to enjoy. Known for its inviting ambience and creative flair, the site is quickly becoming an integral part of the West Oakland landscape.
To learn more about Peralta Junction’s charm and place in the community, we turn to staff writer Sarah Dabby, for her interviews with Life-Size Mousetrap creator Mark Perez and West Oakland community members.