Upcoming Events


Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts
Closing Reception: Saturday November 23rd 5:30-7:30
On View: November 17th-23rd
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.

I, like most children, had a vivid imagination growing up. I was constantly drawing and creating worlds, characters, and playing make believe. I remember hearing Harold and the Purple Crayon, Where the Wild Things Are, and Dr. Seuss read to me as a child and being engrossed by the worlds the authors created.

As I became older, I read more and more, but also found myself paying attention to the visuals. I was drawn towards the graphic novels and following a vast array of illustrators online.

My main inspiration are illustrators Andy Ristaino and Lois Hannah, who have created beautiful, extensive worlds and characters. Their work showed me how illustration can make the reader feel a part of a character’s life and what it’s like to share a world with them.

To this day, whenever I read a book or view an illustrator’s work, I am fascinated by what their minds can bring to the pages. Every person has unique characters, settings, and plots to bring to life. Now, with the opportunity to display my work, I invite you to come share in mine.

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Mon 11/18 6-8PM | MEETING | FREE | INVITE Comic Book Club! Hosted by Robbi Chillberg I’m starting this club so that folks with common interests can discuss and nerd out over the comic arts. Bring a comic/manga that you’ve been really excited about and would like to share 🙂 There will be a free library for folks to borrow from and trades are encouraged. There’s gonna be snacks! Book and cash donations are encouraged to help grow the free library!!

Weds 11/20 7-9PM | CRIT CLUB | $5 or pay what you can | INVITE Meeting to talk about art you are making or art you’d love to critque!

Sat 11/23 5:30-7:30PM | Closing Reception | INVITE Storytime: Illustrations by Emma Roberts

Weds 11/27 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.


Sat 8/3 11AM-5PM | Sugar City Flea X Jack Craft Fair | AT Wilkeson Pointe Sculpture Park | INVITE
Sugar City is partnering with the Jack Craft Fair on August 3 to showcase a variety of flea market vendors! Look for the Sugar City tent to learn more about this art collective and shop the mini flea market!
Dave G
Gear Two Thrift
Timeless Babez
Black Fawn Exchange
Seku Harwell
Translight Mutations
Erika Benham
Andy Czuba
for more info visit: jackcraftfair.com


Fri 7/26 7-11PM | MUSIC | Sliding $5-$10 | INVITE
Boo-ker Blahzay (Buffalo Hip-Hop MC)
Jewk the Philosopher (Buffalo Hip-Hop MC)
Matthias Johnson (Hudson Valley Hip-Hop/Electronic DJ)


Boo-ker Blahzay is a Hip-Hop artist from Buffalo, New York. From writing, rapping, producing, or engineering, Boo-ker is a one- man production team. He delivers a rhythmic flow that is lyrical and clever, without taking away from it’s conscious message. In a nutshell, Boo-ker Blahzay’s Music is Motivation for personal growth in everyone, especially the downtrodden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkN4zOv0GxA
Jewk the philosopher is an recording artist from Buffalo NY, delivering a personalized view on life in Rap form. “Sound is the wave” as he puts it.

Jewk currently has 2 projects titled “that wuz yesterdae” & “That wuz yesterdae 2” , and working on his upcoming ep titled “The JewkBox”. In 2018 Jewk performed at a few local places such as “stamps the bar” & “Sugar City”, and is now collaborating and creating with other artists, and is ready for where ever the road leads. https://youtu.be/4HS0yjUBlNE

Matthias Johnson is a diverse DJ located in the Hudson Valley. He has a deep fascination with the tech world and teaching kids robot skills. Every year he spends hours “cleaning up” the hip-hop hits for the kids school dances. He”s been known to pull out deep dance hall tracks, new orleans bounce, classic rap and techno.


Sat 7/27 1-4PM | MARKET | FREE | INVITE
Heart & Craft Fair: Come out to support women, non-binary and trans craftspeople from all over who love to create for themselves, friends, family and you. There will be 15+ vendors showcasing a variety of goods like: drawings and paintings (originals, prints) fiber art (crochet, needlepoint), clothing, skincare, jewelry, baked goods and so much more.
Presented by Maybe Heaven

Here’s Who Will Be Featured:
More Than Knots ( @lissa.roads )
Aura ( @crystal_clair3 )
playclothes ( @charlie___best )
Rellie My ( @rellie_my )
POPPress ( @rrrrrrrezin )
Art of Stace ( @artofstace )
Desiree Elise ( @blaqbirddd )
Sugarlumps Illustrations ( @sugarlumps.illustrations )
Art by Amy Lynn ( @art_by_amylyn )
Handmade by Jessa ( @handmadebyjessa )
Possumism ( @possumism_ )
Amethyst Bumblebee Soaps ( @amethystbumblebeesoaps )
Lee’s Sweets ( @lee_wingy )
Maybe Heaven ( @maybeheaven )
Fawndolyn Art ( @fawndolyn )
Jess Widmer Art ( @jwbunny4 )

To gather more information, and to sign up to be on the waiting list for future craft fair events visit: https://forms.gle/nW7hEcHk7QeeWN4D9


Thurs 7/25 6:30-8:30PM | MEETING | Buffalo and Niagara for Reproductive Rights and Freedom: Meet fellow Western New Yorkers passionate about reproductive rights! Learn about national and local reproductive health changes, as well as how to get involved with the National Institute for Reproductive Health’s advocacy and organizing efforts! Please feel free to bring any partners/children/friends along with you.

This is a very critical time for women, transgender and non-conforming folks, or anyone who is able to get pregnant, as attacks against our reproductive freedom continue! NOW is the time to connect and mobilize.

RSVP at the following link