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.

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.

Items for sale include:

  • Home décor including lamps, rugs and wall hangings
  • Ceramic dishes
  • Glass and stemware
  • Original prints and paintings
  • Books
  • Antique glass display cases
  • Antique tools and drill press
  • Dubuque collectibles
  • And much more!

Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 23.
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 at the following dates/times and location:

Drop-Off Dates                                    Time                   Location

Fridays (until May 25)                             Noon-1 pm        Dubuque Museum of Art
Saturdays (until May 26)                      1-4 pm               Dubuque Museum of Art

All donations are final and tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.


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