Upcoming Events


Windows by Travis Keller
Opening :September 14th 6-9 pm | INVITE
On View: September 14th – October 1st | Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Sugar City Art Gallery is pleased to announce Travis Keller: Windows, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Travis Keller. Windows will be his first solo exhibition; his abstract cityscapes are explorations of his interest in science fiction and dystopian cinema. The paintings are set at a vantage point that allow the viewer to see an infinitely interconnected landscape.

After completing his Fine Art degree at the University of Arkansas’ School of Art in 2015, Keller decided to move to Buffalo while attending the Chautauqua Institution Summer Art program. Since then he has participated in group shows and installed permanent commissioned works in the area. Keller has been a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio for over two years, where he has participated in Resident Artist exhibitions, and where he also serves on the Board as a Resident Artist Representative.

Travis Keller was born in Las Vegas, NV; growing up his interests in science fiction and dystopian cinema stemmed from childhood memories of the Vegas strip paired with feelings of alienation and isolation. His paintings employ extreme perspective coupled with an expressionistic painting style, which creates fictional landscapes that ask the viewer to recall places from reality. Hoping to visualize the fragility of social and class structures, his limitlessly stacked living environments balance on the brink of collapse. While the windows are seemingly unobstructed by blinds or curtains, the scenes become abstracted by the presence of overwhelming light. The unseen residents only clear path out of their situation is often an impossible climb.

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Fri 9/21 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Windows by Travis Keller

Sat Saturday 9/22 6:30-11PM | MUSIC | $12 | INVITE Super Whatevr (Costa Mesa, CA, Alternative Rock), Beach Goons (San Diego, CA, Alternative/ Indie), Dube (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Alternative Rock)

Fri 9/28 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Windows by Travis Keller

Sat 9/29 1-5PM | WORKSHOP | FREE but RSVP neededto daisychain.network606@gmail.com | INVITE Walking and Falling: A DJ Workshop and Mentor Program for Women-Identifying and Non-Binary Music Enthusiasts // Participants will be able to learn the basics of DJing in a supportive, hands-on environment. There will also be a small panel discussion to learn more about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of working and expressing within the dance community. Walking and Falling members from Chicago and Columbus will also be joining for the weekend.

Sat 9/29 7-11PM | MUSIC | $15 | INVITE Authority Zero (Mesa, AZ, Punk/ Rock/ Reggae), Runaway Kids (Los Angeles, CA, Punk Rock), In The Whale (Denver, CO, Rock-N-Roll), The Barksdales (Buffalo, NY, Punk Rock)

Tues 10/2 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 endeavor? Are you a current volunteer that wants to dive deeper into programming? Well come out to our open monthly meeting! Sugar City is in the second half of year 4 of our 5 year lease at 1239 Niagara ST. WOOOWWEEEEEEEEE!!!

Sat 10/6 8-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Crystallized (St. Petersburg, FL Post Punk), Venus Vacation (Buffalo Art Rock), Velvet Bethany (Buffalo Punk Rock)

Fri 10/12 7-10:30PM | MUSIC | $10 | INVITE Sugar City 10 Year Anniversary Party with Calvin Johnson (Olympia, K Records), Curtis Lovell (Bflo soul soloist with looping pedals), Too Real (Bflo indie pop), Party’s Over (Bflo Punk QCML survivors)

Fri 10/12 10PM-3AM | AFTER PARTY | Free but 21+ 🙁 @ Milkie’s 522 Elmwood Ave|INVITE Immediately following the earlier Anniversary event at our Niagara St. location, celebrate 10 years of Sugar City on the dance floor at Milkies! Featuring ABCDJ, DJ Reazon, and Handsome Dan on the ones and twos.

Sat 10/13 6-11PM | MUSIC | $5 | INVITE Of Night And Light Tour Kick-Off (post-hardcore indie/alt. rock), County Kings (Sodus, NY metalcore), Shambles (Bflo punk rock)

Sun 10/14 1:30-6PM | MUSIC | $5 Crafter (Boston melodic hardcore), Vaulted (Boston thrash), Juggernaut (Buffalo hardcore), Makeshift Graves (Buffalo hardcore/powerviolence)

Sun 10/14 7-9PM | ART | INVITE Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | Dreamland’s Figure Drawing Returns Multiple models will sit for 5-20 minute poses. Bring your own supplies (and we’ll have some available as well). Safer Space rules will be in full effect! Be respectful 🙂 Donations accepted at the door.

Thurs 10/18 7-10PM | MUSIC | $6 | Seafox (Niagara Falls ex-pat Singer-Sonwriter/Indie Rock), heave (Bflo bedroom folk), Ian McCuen (Bflo indie-folk)

Fri 10/26 5-9PM | Resistance Dance Party Volume 5 | $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed for Project Mona’s House | INVITE Volume five will be a Halloween party with a costume contest with guest judge! We will be donating to MONA’S HOUSE! As always our dance parties are all ages family fun! $5 a person/$10 a family or donation of items needed (toilet paper, paper towels, menstrual products, towels, linens. cleaning supplies, gift cards, luggage) The Mona’s House Project helps the homeless, orphans, and those exploited through Human Trafficking. Mona’s House Project exists to shed light on the terrible crime of Human Trafficking and to restore those who have been victimized.