A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible's 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations including welding, glass working, metal casting, blacksmithing and much more. Catch amazing fiery performances and wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, perfect for last minute gifts.
Shopping at the mall was never like this!
- Live industrial art demonstrations
- Amazing molten metal pour in our foundry
- Beautiful handmade art for sale by Crucible & Local artists
- Eye popping discounts on Crucible classes
- Handy Crucible gift certificates will be available for purchase
- Bicycles for sale
- Tasty food and drink
- Chances to win free tuition for a Crucible class!
The Crucible is truly unique with all the industrial art disciplines we have under one roof. We will have demonstrations in every room and some of our incredible youth artists demonstrating their skills!
Handmade Art for Sale
A maze of Crucible and local artists on hand selling their beautiful handmade art. From glass, metal, wood, ceramics, clothing and more, you'll find that perfect gift for even the toughest person on your list.
Bicycles for Sale
We have a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. In addition to getting a sweet, reliable ride your purchase supports our Youth Earn-A-Bike, Youth Mechanic and Community Bike Fix-a-thon programs.
Discounts on Crucible Classes
New students who sign up during the Open House receive 20% off class tuition. All members who sign up receive 25% off. Become a member that day, get 25% off a class registration!
Win FREE tuition for a Crucible class
Enter our drawing when you first arrive for a chance at the free tuition on a Crucible class or a family 4 pass to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Presented by The Crucible.