Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design presents DWNTWN Art Days: a Three Day Community Celebration of Arts and Culture

Miami, Aug. 11, 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.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.


WHAT:             Tower Treasures: Marché Aux Puces Extravaganza


WHEN:             Friday, Sept. 9

Kick-off Event: Preview Tag Sale   5 – 7 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 10

Tower Treasures Tag Sale 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids Community Collaborative Art Making 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Big Chief Brass Band noon – 2 p.m.


Sunday, Sept.  11

Tower Treasures Tag Sale 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids Collaborative Community Art Making 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


WHERE:           MDC Museum of Art + Design

The Freedom Tower at MDC

600 Biscayne Blvd.


About MDC Museum of Art + Design

MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami. The mission of the Museum is to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art from within the College’s extensive permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, the Museum presents year-round lectures, symposiums and art related events to expose, educate and engage the greater public through related creative processes.

The MDC Museum of Art + Design provides its patrons and visitors access to unique cultural, historical and educational exhibitions that enrich the greater community while building and preserving an expansive permanent art collection. Miami Dade College has been collecting art since the 1960s. Over the years, the collection has grown to contain more than 1,750 works in all mediums and genres, specifically within the movements of minimalism, pop art of the ’60s and ’70s, conceptual art and contemporary Latin American art. The College and Museum actively acquire works by emerging and under-recognized artists, as well as major figures in modern, post-modern and contemporary art.


The fourth annual  three-day celebration, organized in collaboration with the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and the vibrant cultural spaces in the neighborhood, features dozens of events with more than 100 arts and cultural institutions, independent galleries, and artists. New exhibitions, art tours, open studios, panel discussions, outdoor performances, film screenings, and family-friendly happenings will take place from Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept.13.

For more information about the event at MDC Museum of Art + Design, please contact the museum at 305-237-7702 or  Additional information may be found on the museum website: