Spring cleaning might be a distant memory, but chances are you still have a lot of crap cluttering your space. Of course, one Miamian's crap is another's charming treasure. So to help you lighten your load, MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) is accepting donations for a charitable, Paris-inspired street fair called the Marché Aux Puces Festival.
"We were inspired by a Paris festival where vendors trade and sell goods," says Elizabeth C. Buege, MOAD's head of membership and events. "We're going to host the market in the ballroom."
The curated tag-sale festival is designed for all ages and will have a special space where kids can create artworks that will be added to a collaborative piece on a mobile wall.
"We'll also have a kids' section where we’re going to show French films," she says.
The festival will take place during Downtown Art Days in September, but drop-off donations are being accepted through August 27.
"We're accepting clothes, gently used furniture, rugs, home decor, any kind of antiques, pretty much anything," Buege says. "It’s basically a way to help people not only declutter but also to benefit the museum's outreach and educational programming."
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If you'd like to drop off donations, call ahead, Buege says.
"You can call and schedule a time slot, or just call and say you have something in your car," she says. "We're fairly open as long as it’s between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week. We'll help you pull in to the back of the tower, collect the items, and have you sign a donation form."
Donations are also being accepted Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Call 305-237-7700 or email MOAD to make an appointment for donation.