For all you starving artists out there, mark your calendars for Sunday Soup at Sugar City, an event in which participants can enjoy free soup (vegan and vegetarian options), good company (fellow creative souls) and the opportunity to present your art project to other Buffalonians.
An artistic and unique phenomenon occurring throughout major cities in the United States, this event not only gives amateur artists the opportunity to present their small projects, but also funding in order to aid in their creative endeavors.
The event, which will take place on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 7PM, will last around two hours and will occur as follows:
Attendees, whether presenting or not, will generously donate $5.00, which will be used for the winning artists. While enjoying a delicious array of soup and other snacks, artists will present their work to the group. There are very lenient guidelines as to what type of work can be presented, ranging from media art, cooking, production of an album and even sewing. A strong emphasis is placed on the use of creativity, imagination and a concept that would not typically be funded by traditional sources.
Those in attendance for Sunday Soup will then cast votes in order to pick two winners for the donations of that evening, one of which will be a commissioned project that will present at the Sugar City anniversary fundraiser. In order to win the grant, one must be in attendance and make a donation to the event. Support of the arts, community building and food are a few components of this gathering, which also happen to the key aspects of living our great city.
For those interested in participating, send a proposal to: email@example.com. If you are content with being a spectator at this interesting event, just show up with an appetite, open mind and a few bucks. Also, come a bit early or stay late in order to learn more about Sugar City, a relatively new face in Allentown that strives to contribute to the arts community of Buffalo with both unique and nontraditional approaches.
The Sunday Soup project is dedicated to the memory of Ben Schaafsma and Chicago's Incubate, which he founded.
19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14221
Jeffrey Hartinger is a senior at Canisius College who is captivated by the creative nature of the residents of Buffalo.