The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival

The Crucible's Fire Arts Festival

The Fire Arts Festival 2005 takes place July 14-17 at The Crucible. The Crucible is an amazing non-profit art and community facility located in Oakland that focuses on metalworking, industrial arts, and fire performance. The Fire Arts Festival, now in its fifth year, features a stunning array of artists and performers. The Fire & Light Benefit Auction Soiree, which will help raise money for The Crucible’s youth and adult education programs, takes place on July 14th.

Get ready to experience three illuminating nights of out-of-this-world entertainment as only The Crucible provides. The Fire Arts Festival’s evening events will take place July 14-16 at The Crucible’s 48,000 square foot industrial arts facility and nearby 200,000 square foot outdoor space in West Oakland. Buy tickets now for three nights of spectacular aerial and fire performances, live bronze, aluminum and iron pours and many fire and light installations.

The Burning Man Desert Art Preview, featured as part of the festival on Wednesday, July 13th, will highlight some of the incredible art planned for this year’s Burning Man which takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert August 29th through September 5th.

This evening will feature artists creating work for Burning Man 2005. Grant recipients and local artists will speak about their plans, inspirations, challenges and how their work is ultimately created. The night will include an artist Q&A session and presentations by the Black Rock Arts Foundation, The Crucible, and Burning Man’s Art Team. $teven Ra$pa will be Master of Ceremonies.

photo by Heather Gallagher (aka CameraGirl)

UPDATE: Thomas Hawk shot some great photos of the Friday night event.