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MDC Museum of Art + Design Seeks Donations for Paris-Style Tag Sale

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."

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.

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