Buffalo, New York
A volunteer-run, nonprofit, alcohol-free, all-ages space, Sugar City presents alternative arts, cultural, and community events. Founded in 2008 and with participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude, this gallery, meeting spot, and performance space is dedicated to the exhibition, performance, and creation of art by those who cannot obtain space from traditional sources or venues. By doing so, it fosters a more vibrant and positive creative community and serves as a bridge between Buffalo's underground and more traditional cultural institutions. Events and initiatives include music, films, readings, community meetings, theater, art shows, workshops, and more.