Melanie Gibson, Staff Writer
Early Saturday mornings are usually the time for antique enthusiasts and deal-hunters to scour garage sales for knick-knacks, perhaps even finding the occasional nice lamp. This past Saturday was a bit different at Sulfur Studios, which held the very first Dad Joke Punk Rock Garage Sale.
Curated by Joshua Sterno, vendors came from as far away from Columbia, South Carolina to show off their handmade wares, items such as enamel pins, screen-printed shirts, hand-knit koozies and even retro action figures.
“The turnout was amazing! I was very surprised by everyone supporting all the vendors and myself,” Sterno said.
At least 150 people flooded the creative space and almost the same quantity had, at the very least, entertained the thought of attending the occasion.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything better for my first non-music event.”
It was not just fancy attire on display at the garage sale; one table featured an array of holistic medicines, while another sold leather-bound goods such as flasks and journals.
The proceeds of the sale went to supporting the local artists’ supply expenses for future sales, which will occur in the future.
“We’re hoping to be able to hold at least four of these garage sales a year,” Sterno said.
Be on the lookout for more Facebook event pages as they are created for future Punk Rock Garage Sales.