Who Wants First Dibs at the Oakland Museum Rummage Sale?
The Oakland Museum of California says its annual White Elephant Sale is the biggest and best rummage sale in Northern California. It’s a bold claim, but they’ve got plenty of evidence to back it up. Each year, the host committee fills a 96,000-square-foot warehouse with donated goods ranging from artwork and collectibles to furniture and clothing during the annual bazaar and invites shoppers to go crazy. In 2018, the event generated more than $2.2 for the museum.
The big sale is coming back in the spring—March 2-3, 2019—but the Museum is giving you an opportunity to browse the assembled treasures before the masses invade. On Sunday, January 27, guests can shop a very special preview sale from 10am–4 pm. Tickets for the preview are $18 online or $20 at the door.
And if you’re more about clearing out than stocking up as 2019 approaches, it’s not too late to donate your gently-used items for the sale. The Oakland Museum Women’s Board hosts public donation drop-off days at its warehouse and it has a van available for pickups around the Bay Area. Before you schedule a pickup, be sure to review the list of items the Board will not accept.