Upcoming Events


Paintings by Brianna Feggins
Opening: June 8 6-9PM | INVITE
On View : June 3-9
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

My artwork revolves around capturing realism within the human face. For two years, my art has evolved based off of paying attention to other influential artists. I especially like painting black fems, because their features are striking to me. I preferably like to work with oil paints to create fluorescent colors, patterns and details. My first exhibition “The Chocolate Ambrosia experience” will display my passion for perfecting details and it’ll give a taste of culture!

Biography : My artist name is Brianna Feggins, she’s 23 years old, born in Norfolk, VA; raised in Buffalo, NY. While working towards receiving her bachelor’s degree, she had discovered her artistic talent. She has been a self taught artist, since the year of 2016. She now has an established art business, named “Rae’cine Creations”. The business is ran through their Instagram page. Her style of art work mainly focuses on, capturing the realism of black gems; in their natural or glamorized state. Her goal is to help black fems gain more recognition; especially within the art world. The main goal she plans to implement within her art career is to educate artistic lovers on the history of black fems.

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Fri 5/25 8-11PM | MUSIC | $10 | EDALO ( Buffalo Pop-EDM-Hip Hop), Vocero Omar (Buffalo, EDM-Hip Hop)

Sat 5/26 7-11PM | MUSIC | $10 adv | INVITE Rick Maguire from Pile (Boston, MA, Indie-Punk) and Yazan (New York, NY, folk-punk), Smug (Buffalo alt rock)

Mon 5/28 7-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Yung Heazy LP release

Sat 6/2 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Queen City Music Lottery #5 Showcase at Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle, Inc. 612 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, New York 14212 | In a nutshell, the Queen City Music Lottery is a showcase of “new” Buffalo area bands formed entirely at random! IMPORTANT-Bands ARE NOT chosen based on participants musical “skill” or what instruments they might play. ALL BANDS ARE FORMED AT RANDOM. The point is to met new people, play new instruments, and DO SOMETHING NEW AND FUN!

Sun 6/3 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Mouthbreather (MA hardcore/grind), Silenus (Long Island heavy hardcore) + 2 TBA

Tues 6/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! Would you just like to volunteer? Or maybe you are just curious about how we manage this an endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City just entered year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!! Since Sugar City is all volunteer run we are always in need of help for events and are open to the community’s input for our programming.

Mon 6/4 -10PM | MUSIC | $10/PWYC | INVITE Chepang (NYC Grindcore/Two drummers), Test (Sao Paulo, Brazil Grindcore/Death Metal), Healer (Buffalo heavy grind), Gun Candy (Buffalo hardcore punk), Hallucination Realized (Rochester deathgrind)

Wed 6/6 6-10PM | MUSIC | $8 General Presale, $10 Day Of Show | INVITE Keep Flying (Pop Punk NJ, LI, & PA), The Sofa Kingz (Fun Rock Buffalo, NY), North Divide (Alt Rock Rochester, NY), Those Guys (Acoustic Rock Olean, NY), Skulking Ghost (Alt Rock Fredonia, NY)

Fri 6/8 ART OPENING |INVITE Paintings by Brianna Feggins

Fri 6/8 10PM-Late |Dance Party | $5 to keep Sugar City sweet | 21+ 🙁 Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave | INVITE Featuring DJ’s Handsome Dan, Pat K, Press, and Mutualism! Winter may be dragging on, but get ready to kick the summertime off right with a shining array of soul, funk, disco and more. Bold soul brothers and sweet soul sisters, Sugar City’s SOUL NIGHT is back! The party starts at 10 pm when SOUL NIGHT crew will get you on your good foot and play the good tunes all night long.

Sat 6/9 7-11PM | MUSIC | $5 Suggested Donation/weekend wrist band | INVITE The Big Big Noise Gig II: God of Gaps (Bflo), Hoarding (Bflo), Joel Dow (Rochester), Muff (Bflo), STCLVR (Jamestown), Jesse & the Spirit (Bflo), Alma Natura (Bflo), Holland Purchase (Bflo)

Weds 6/13 6:30-10PM | MUSIC | $15 adv | INVITE The Plot In You (Findlay, OH Metalcore), Greyhaven (Louisville, KY Metalcore), Bungler (Buffalo, NY Rock/Hardcore), ASHES (Buffalo, NY Melodic Metalcore)


Chroma: Photographs by Emily Sniegowski
Opening: May 14, 6:00-9:00 pm | INVITE
On view: May 14- May 19, 2018
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Canvas (noun) def—a strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from hemp, flax, cotton, or a similar yarn, often used as a surface for painting. However, a canvas is not necessarily this traditional piece of fabric. Someone receiving a tattoo is often referred to as a human canvas. Numerous styles of tattoos are displayed permanently on someone’s skin much like a painting is rendered on traditional canvas. Unlike the blank slate of canvas, the human face is unique in its construction while also being expressive through personality. Changes in expression are captured on a regular basis through portrait photography, and showcase the dynamic nature of the face. On the other hand, paint on a canvas is static. It does not move, or change—it simply exists exactly as it is applied. So what happens when a static medium is applied to a dynamic surface? Chroma is a photographic exploration of this query.

Artist Bio: Emily Sniegowski is a photographer and graphic designer from Buffalo, NY. Graduating from Villa Maria College with a BFA in Photography in 2018, her work has been exhibited at local galleries such as CEPA Gallery and the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery.