The Crucible's Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. Sip cocktails and check out the artwork by students and faculty. There will also be fire and industrial arts demonstrations as well as discounts for Crucible classes. Admission is $10 at the door and is free for members of The Crucible.
The theme of the night is "Shape/Shift" - exploring the lines and texture of raw materials and the dynamic processes that shift their natural shape into refined representations of artists' imaginations. There will be a fascinating lecture about how the shape of art has shifted through time.
See demos of
•Neon & Light
•Textiles & Soft Sculpture
The neighborhood is a bit rough, so don't bring purses or backpacks and try to go with a few people if you can. Dress down and wear warm clothing. The foundry is cold.
The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.
Ditch the car and don't worry about parking - The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at[masked]th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.