The Brass Quill Gallery’s Grand Opening Shenanigan on Sat., Feb. 11 saw the Gallery’s front parking lot transform into a local business extravaganza.
Vendors set up booths in the lot from 2 to 6 p.m. selling everything from hot dogs and records to T-shirts and ladies’ underwear.
Businesses that turned out include Divided By Zero, Red Door Records, The Wizard’s Keep and Hollywood’s Twisted Needle.
The Brass Quill sold raffle tickets leading up to the event with prizes of one free piercing, $100 off of a tattoo, and a full back piece or sleeve incorporating the Brass Quill cog and feather logo.
Britni estimated about 60 tickets were sold in the various categories with prices of $5, $10 and $15 respectively.
A portion of the proceeds from food and raffle ticket sales went to fund the B.A.R.C. Humane Society of Valdosta.
B.A.R.C. does not currently have a permanent location and is thus relying on foster families, according to Bob and Britni Layne, the Brass Quill’s husband and wife co-owners and operators.
The event raised around $500 for B.A.R.C. and around $260 for Eowyn, a rescued dog that was adopted but whose new family needed assistance paying for the veterinary bills.
Donations for Eowyn will continue to be accepted at The Brass Quill until the bills are completely paid off. She recently finished her heartworm treatment, but she still needs surgery on her hip due to an injury she sustained when she was hit by a car.
Bob said that he is looking forward to hosting more events at the Brass Quill in the future including concerts and steampunk events.
The shop, located at 704 N. Ashley St., is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out the Brass Quill online at brassquill.com or call 469-4517.