Sugar City Code of Conduct

Sugar City has adopted the following Code of Conduct effective as of now. We at Sugar City strive to be an accessible and safe space to everyone in, and outside, our community. At times it may be difficult to know what it means to be a safe space, but with this Code of Conduct we hope it brings clarity to this question. If you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime at
Code of Conduct can be found here at, and is posted below.

Sugar City Code of Conduct

Our Pledge:
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment for all artists, musicians, attendees and volunteers, we as organizers pledge to making participation in our venue and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, sexual identity and orientation, or sexual proclivities between consenting adults.

Our Standards:
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
-Using welcoming and inclusive language
-Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
-Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
-Focusing on what is best for the community
-Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
-Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
-Threats, hate speech, trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal attacks
-Public or private harassment
-Bringing drugs or alcohol into the space
-Other conduct which could reasonably make other attendees feel unsafe

Our Responsibilities:
Sugar City organizers (aka Sugar Citizens) are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action, to the best of their abilities, in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Sugar Citizens have the right and responsibility to ban temporarily or permanently any visitor to the venue for behaviors that don’t meet our community standards or are otherwise deemed inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful. Volunteers have the right to contact a Sugar Citizen to handle any problematic situation that may occur while they are volunteering.

This Code of Conduct applies to all events and meetings held at the Sugar City venue, as well as all events held or sponsored by Sugar City at other locations. Additionally, Sugar Citizens reserve the right to take into consideration behavior that goes against our standards that occurs elsewhere, such as other trusted venues or on social media, when deciding if a temporary or permanent ban is necessary to keep our venue and attendees safe.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the Sugar Citizen team at (Use “CODE OF CONDUCT REPORT” as part of the subject line.) All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Sugar Citizens who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the venue’s leadership.

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4.1, available at

On view: July 11 – July 22

My 20th Year: A Retrospective in Polaroids- by Geri Lee

My 20th Year: A Retrospective in Polaroids by Geri Lee
Opening: Tuesday July 11, 5:00-8:00 PM | INVITE
On view: July 11 – July 22
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, during events and by appointment.

Physical Immediacy and impermanence.
I could try and justify this show with some deep contemplation of the polaroid as a medium and how my subject matter relates to life in general but i don’t want to sound like a prick when really it just is a trendy and easy yet expensive way to take selfies and shit.

I’m trying to gain some sort of understanding about my past year. You see so much every day let alone everything over the course of a year.

like the trendy version of my mother’s scrap booking.

look at it! look at it! i want you to look at it!

this was expensive.

who cares about my 20th year? sometimes i don’t. why should you?

explorations in composition color line etc
the relation of individual pictures to other pictures
they are not in chronological order. who thinks like that it’s all just a big mess of stuff from the past 365 days of my life.

i see things and i think that they are beautiful or interesting
i don’t know that anyone else even looks at them for real.


the title of the show pretty much sums it up in a literal sense. i don’t know.

Geri Lee is a recent graduate from the NCCC arts program and will be attending UB for painting in the fall of this year. They have previously displayed some of these polaroids in Sugar City’s 2017 Buffalo Fun-a-Day exhibition and will be shown later this summer at the Lewiston festival of the arts. Geri Lee is an organizer at Sugar City, and has recently became a docent at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. This will be their first solo exhibition in the city of Buffalo.


Weds 7/5 7:30-8:30PM | MEETING | INVITE Sugar City’s Open Meeting! Program, Volunteer, Collaborate! Are you interested in getting involved with programming at Sugar City? 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!


Tues 6/27 7-9PM | MEETING | INVITE Zine Team Meeting! Come join Sugar City’s new Zine Team, or just hang out. This is a meeting to get to know other people into zines and zine makers, to discuss such things as organizing the Buffalo Zine Fair, talk about the zine library, zine making workshops, readings and other such things. This is open to all people, and any level of involvement is okay.