Upcoming Events

IN THE GALLERY:

Haven Daniels-Taylor: Assorted Excitement
On view April 24 – May 28
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
Artist Reception: Saturday May 4, 5:30-9PM | INVITE
Sugar City is proud to present “Assorted Excitement,” a series of pen drawings by local artist Haven Daniels-Taylor. Haven’s work combines elements of the surreal with the mundanity of existence. Through a straightforward presentation, Haven manages to illicit expressive statements on character, nature, and individuality; a creative statement on our multi-faceted and incomplete perception of reality.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Weds 5/15 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk abour art you are making or art you’d love to critique! Description:Attention artists of all disciplines! Are you fresh out of art school and missing those constant critiques? Did you never make it to art school? Do you make art and feel like you have no one to show it to? Introducing: Sugar City Crit Club! A monthly meeting every third Wednesday 7-9pm where artists of ALL ages and backgrounds can bring their in-progress (or even finished!) works to get feedback on, discuss, and share with other artists in a respectful and pressure-free community. Sugar City Crit Club aims to be an open and kind place where artists can uplift each other and help each other grow by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and artistic knowledge to create a safe place to get a little vulnerable our art. Let’s support and strengthen each other’s work and enjoy some snacks! Please bring one to two pieces (unless the pieces are very small) to ensure we have time to discuss everyone’s work fairly. Individuals without work to show or those just interested in the critique process or providing constructive, respectful input are also welcome and encouraged to attend!

Thurs 5/16 7-10PM | MUSIC | $7-10 sliding | INVITE Spirits Having Fun (Chicago/NYC indie rock), The Molice (Buffalo indie rock), Little Cake (Avant pit band, art).

Fri 5/17 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Haven Daniels-Taylor: Assorted Excitement

Sat 5/18 10AM-6PM | Sugar City Flea Market Spring 2019 Edition | FREE TO ATTEND INVITE egan Snacks By Gabby, Dave G- Tons of Vinyl Records, Robert Walters- Toys, Records, VHS, DVD’s Book’s, Timeless Babez-Vinyl Record handbags and jewelry, vintage accessories, TransLight Mutations-wire wrap jewelry, posters, body sprays& oils, faerie offerings, David Kane- Vintage Clothes and vintage East European military jackets, Black Fawn Exchange-Vintage and second hand thrifted clothing such as vintage Levi’s, band tees, 90’s Bills and Sabres gear and more, Julianna Tutrone-Knick knacks, handmade jewelry, mix tapes, stationary, Erika Benham-prints/paintings/shadow boxes/curios, Geoffrey King- Records, CDs, books, and various electronics (turntables, receivers, etc), Mel’s Vintage Toys- Vintage Toys, Godiva’s Closet-Hand bags, gifts, shoes, jewelry, make up, clothes, Felix Keigh-Zines, enamel pins, pinback buttons, fabric patches, small prints, and other stuff, Stacy Wead-Prints, coloring books/pages, stickers and stationary, Hunter Valentine- Band merch, clothes, DVDs and CDs, Second Gear Thrift and Vintage- clothing, accessories, housewares, knick knacks, odds n ends, Curtis A Guy-Records, cameras, art, clothing, knick knacks and other desirable home goods for all walks of life. Andy Czuba – Records, VHS, clothing, music/audio equipment, pop culture items, miscellaneous. Pat Kewley-Records, handmade jewelry, housewares, VHS, oddities!

Sun 5/19 1:30-3:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

Sun 5/19 5-8PM | 18 & Under Battle of the Bands: Registration | INVITE Stop by anytime between 5pm – 8pm and sign up to be a part of the competition. It is FREE to enter and all band members must be 18 years of age or younger. You’ll need a band name, a band member’s name and an email address to register. You’ll be provided with an introductory packet and instructions on what to do next. If you have any questions, please emailsteakandcakerecords@gmail.com

Weds 5/22 7:30-7-9PM | ART | Donation: $5 or pay what you can/Bring Your Own Supplies) | INVITE Dreamland’s Figure Drawing 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 5/23 7:30-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Meeting on the Future of Sugar City Last year Sugar City celebrated our 10 year anniversary. This year our lease is up for renewal, and we’re faced with a decision about our future. When the original Sugar Citizens began volunteering their time to organize the space, the consensus was that we would keep doing this for as long as we were able to keep the lights on and the rent paid. Our philosophy was that as long as we make enough money from events to keep the doors open, that is proof of our value to the community, and justification to keep putting our time and effort into keeping Sugar City in operation. As it turns out, this has not really been an issue. Thanks to the wide variety of communities that have found value in Sugar City, and with the help of some grants, we have been able to pay our bills, make improvements to the space (we have an air conditioner now!), and stash some savings in a rainy day fund. So why are we having this meeting? With the realization that Sugar City has clearly become an active hub for all kinds of community and artistic events, comes the realization that our core volunteers can’t keep organizing this space forever. As our Sugar Citizens are starting careers, buying houses, and moving away from Buffalo; it has become clear that we will need new people in the organization if we are to continue serving the community in the future. After all these years, we don’t want to just let this space to fizzle out – especially not when it seems clear that we are still meeting a need within the community. If Sugar City means something to you, we hope you will consider taking this opportunity to find out how you can become more involved!

Fri 5/24 5:30-7:30PM | GALLERY HOURS | INVITE Haven Daniels-Taylor: Assorted Excitement