Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale Is Back For 2019

Oakland Museum White Elephant SaleOakland Museum White Elephant Sale (Photo courtesy Oakland Museum)

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

Northern California’s Biggest and Best Rummage Sale Features 19 Departments with a Wide Range of Goods in 96,000 Square Foot Warehouse in .

(press release) – The (WES), an annual Bay Area tradition and the biggest and best rummage sale in Northern California, returns to March 2 and 3, 2019, marking the event’s 60th year. Shoppers will have early access to items during the Preview Sale, which takes place on Sunday, January 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.

For the past four years, the Sale raised over $2 Million each year to support the . Proceeds from the Sale, which is organized and presented by the Museum Women’s Board, benefit the ’s programming and exhibitions.

During the Preview Sale and the regular Sale dates, a range of quality used goods, including furniture, artwork, household items, china, sporting goods, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, music, books, vintage and contemporary clothing, will be sold in the 96,000-square-feet warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street. The event is made possible by donations from the public and with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers.

The continues to create one of the most memorable shopping experiences in the West, offering an array of second-hand treasures perfect for collectors, art lovers, musicians, and anyone looking for a good deal on many remarkable items. Sale hours are from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. Admission is free.

Those looking for early access to the ’s wealth of goods can attend the Preview Sale on Sunday, January 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Preview Sale tickets are $18 in advance at the OMCA Store and online through the WES website, and $20 at the door on the day of the Preview Sale. More information on how to purchase tickets can be found at WhiteElephantSale.org. Children under 12 are admitted free to the Preview Sale but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Shoppers are advised to arrive early and wear comfortable shoes. A complimentary roundtrip shuttle service from the Fruitvale BART to the WES warehouse will be provided for the January 27 Preview Sale and on the March 2 and 3 days. Shoppers can also receive a 20% off discount on up to four Lyft rides using the code OAKWES.

Images are available in the press gallery to download at museumca.org.


WHAT: White Elephant Preview Sale
WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10 am-4 pm
WHERE: Warehouse, 333 Lancaster Street,
ADMISSION: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Ages 12 & under free with adult.
DETAILS: Don’t miss the first chance to shop the famed White Elephant Sale, Northern California’s biggest and best rummage sale, and get early access to the 96,000-square foot warehouse filled with high-quality used goods. With something for everyone, the Sale features an extensive array of quality used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, artworks, household items, china, books, tools, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, and more. Organized and presented by the Museum Women’s Board to benefit the , the Sale is made possible by donations from the public.
URL: WhiteElephantSale.org

WHAT: 60th Annual White Elephant Sale
WHEN: Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2019, 10 am-4 pm
WHERE: White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 333 Lancaster Street, Oakland
DETAILS: Shop the 60th annual White Elephant Sale, Northern California’s biggest and best rummage sale. Enjoy the most memorable second-hand shopping experience in the West, with a 96,000 square-feet of warehouse space filled with high-quality used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, artwork, household items, china, jewelry, books, tools, furniture, household good, sporting equipment, and more. Organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board to benefit the , the White Elephant Sale is made possible by donations from the public.
URL: WhiteElephantSale.org

Donations of gently used good quality items are accepted year-round. For free van pickup call 510-839-5919. Visit WhiteElephantSale.org for donation information, including on which days drop-off donations are accepted at the warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street in Oakland, and a list of items that cannot be accepted.

The sole purpose of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board (OMWB), a dedicated group with 114 year-round members, has been to raise money to support the acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, capital improvements, and more. Since 1959, the OMWB has contributed over $22 million to the Museum. With the help of a thousand dedicated volunteers, they work year-round to organize and present the White Elephant Sale held annually during the first weekend in March which attracts shoppers from the Bay Area and beyond.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

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