Special Events


Upscale Resale
A Terrific Tag Sale & Benefit for the Dubuque Museum of Art

Preview Party, Friday, June 1, 5-8 pm
Admission: $20 ($15 DuMA members)

Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM
Free admission and parking on Saturday and Sunday.

You won’t want to miss this tag sale of vintage décor, home furnishings and stylish accessories at bargain prices. Moving? Downsizing? Cleaning out? Let someone else enjoy your beautiful things. A volunteer committee and appraiser will appropriately price all items for sale.

In conjunction with a special exhibition highlighting regional craft & design, the Dubuque Museum of Art is organizing a fabulous three-day sale of gently-used décor, stylish accessories and fine home furnishings, called Upscale Resale, on June 1-3, 2018. All proceeds from the event will benefit Museum programs.

This event offers you, collectors and others who appreciate good design, the opportunity to find an appreciative buyer for your special items. This may be of particular interest to those of you who are downsizing or decluttering.

Upscale Resale is modeled after similar events in other communities. As in other cities, we anticipate that our community will respond to having the opportunity to collect fine items at very affordable prices. We also anticipate providing ideas and assistance to those interesting in the trend of repurposing and ‘upcycling’ old furniture and decor.

The list of items we are soliciting includes (but is not limited to): vintage furniture and home decor, gently-used dress/designer clothing, jewelry and stylish accessories. A volunteer committee will review, appropriately price and display all items for sale. All donations will be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

To offer a donation, please complete this short form.

You may also e-mail the requested information to info@dbqart.com or call 563-557-1851. Please contact the museum first before dropping off your items.

Once approved, donated items may be dropped off on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning in March, at the following dates/times and location:

Drop-Off Dates                                    Time                Location

Fridays (beginning March 28)                Noon-1 pm        Dubuque Museum of Art
Saturdays (beginning March 29)                    1-4 pm        Dubuque Museum of Art


The Dubuque Museum of Art’s annual Gala, Art Auction and Raffle is an extraordinary evening of art and entertainment, celebrating and benefiting Iowa’s oldest cultural organization. As the Museum’s primary annual fundraiser, proceeds from the event help to sustain our programs and impact thousands of people.

This much-anticipated annual event features:

  • A live and silent auction highlighting works by local and regional artists
  • Travel and dining packages
  • Raffle drawing and cash prizes
  • Themed decor and live music

The 2018 Gala, Art Auction and Raffle will be held on November 9, 2018.

Congratulations to the following raffle ticket winners, in ticket # order:

037    Emily Peckosh

171    Bill Klauer

253    Jeanne LaVigne

500   Danielle Gratton

537    Carrie Schmid

720    Randy and Shelley Hoff