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The Crucible’s weekend craft show to help local artisans hindered by COVID get back on their feet

On the hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? Your search could begin and end this weekend at an Oakland industrial arts school’s annual fair, where dozens of area artisans will be showcasing and selling their handiwork, ranging from the functional to the edible. For the 23rd consecutive year, The Crucible will host its GIFTY craft show and open house on Saturday and Sunday at its warehouse near the West Oakland BART station.