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Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) in collaboration with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) presents Tower Treasures: Marché Aux Puces during DWNTWN Art Days, a three-day community celebration of arts and culture in Downtown Miami from Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11. Special programming will be presented with a Parisian twist including a curated tag sale, children activities, vibrant live music, French silent films, and tasty treats. All events and supporting programs are free and open the public.
The grand ballroom of MDC’s Historic Freedom Tower will come alive with its first ever Marche Aux Puces – a name originally given to the open air markets in Paris in the 1860’s which specialized in selling second-hand goods. In celebration of DWNTWN Art Days, MOA+D invites the public for a three day family friendly curated tag sale extravaganza being held to benefit the Museum’s educational programming.
Kicking off Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 – 7 p.m., the public is invited to preview the Tower’s Treasures and shop for fine home furnishings and décor, antiques, jewelry, designer clothing, toys, books, and much more at discounted prices. The tag sale will continue Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Unsold items will be donated to local community shelters.
Presented in collaboration with the Miami DDA, the Museum’s three-day community celebration is packed with activities for the entire family! On Saturday Sept. 10, from noon- 2 p.m., MOA+D invites the public to enjoy the vivacious and energetic New Orleans French Quarters sound of Big Chief Brass Band on the steps of the Freedom Tower. Inspired by the great French Impressionists, children of all ages will get a chance to add their creative spark to the collaborative community art piece that will be on display throughout the weekend. Local favorites such as Lemon City Teas and Wynwood Parlor will be serving up light bites.