This weekend, the Crucible will be hosting its annual Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House. I try to make it to this event every year because I find it’s one of the best places to find unique gifts for your friends, family, and of course, for yourself. They have a little bit of everything – glass, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and all sorts of stuff you’d never find anywhere else.
Though there are plenty of artsy holiday sales going on at this time of year, the Crucible’s generally has the best entertainment. Where else can you go to shop and see fire dancing stilters? They also will be doing demonstrations of the fire arts that are taught at the Crucible, like glass blowing and welding, so you can get a sneak peek of classes.
My girlfriend’s mom will be one of the artists there. She’s been taking glass fusing classes at the Crucible for years, and her and her classmates are extremely talented so make sure to check out their work.
I’ll be there on Sunday so you might run into me if you go.
When: Saturday-Sunday, December 13-14, 2008 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
How Much: FREE!
More Info: http://thecrucible.org/calendar/gifty_08.html
Accessible by the West Oakland BART station or by AC Transit lines 13, 19, or 62.