The Crucible: In 2003, The Crucible opened its 56,000-sq-ft facility in West Oakland on 7th Street, becoming the nation's largest industrial arts nonprofit. From welding to glass blowing to woodworking to jewelry-making, Crucible classes bring together beginners, experienced artists, and tradespeople to create a one-of-a-kind learning environment perfect for anyone wanting to learn about industrial arts in Oakland.
SMA Events : SMA Events, also known as Sheet Metal Alchemist, create experiences and spaces visitors will remember. Their name was inspired by the Japanese manga thats similarly named. According to their website they like to think of themselves as, "alchemists transforming whimsical concepts into physical reality". They provide services arranging from creative to custom fabrications. There art displays can be found around Oakland, most notably, the Smirnoff heart located at 7th West restaurant and bar.
Form & Reform: Jon Sarriugarte has been involved in the Burning Man and La Machine for a long time. He also runs Form & Reform which is a blacksmithing company which specializes in furniture and custom lighting. Jon's biggest claim to fame is probably his art projects highlighted by the Golden Mean and the Serpent Twins.
m0xy: Located in the heart of Jingletown, m0xy is home to incubators and innovators of all kinds. The studio offers space for visual artists and makers, as well as an incubator and artist guild mentorship program. They merge the benefits of modern maker spaces with old world artisan mentorship through education. Tours are available by request through their Facebook Messenger.
HYBYCOZO: HYBYCOZO, the Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone, is a series of large scale installations and artworks that investigate geometric exploration through light, shadow, and perception. The project is inspired by the intersection of math, science, technology, material, and light. HYBYCOZO consists of Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu, plus an assortment of expert fabricators, handlers, installers, and a powerful community. We create, fabricate, and install our artworks all over the world. See their most recent public art installation in Oakland on 27th St and Telegraph.