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Sunday Soup @ Sugar City

I love this idea. Sugar City, one of the city’s leading cultural catalysts, would like to enlist you to participate in a creative building exercise that also has a funding mechanism in place. No, this project is not going to raise millions of dollars for silver bullet projects (that never come to fruition anyways)… rather these are the integral community building projects that tend to strengthen neighborhoods. 

The premise behind Sugar City’s Sunday Soup starts with you emailing your ideas, which are due by November 11 at 10pm. Then, on Sunday November 13 from 6-8pm, people will present their projects while audience members enjoy soup provided by Sugar City. All visitors are expected to chip in $5, and the money raised will go towards funding the winning project. According to the organizers of this initiative, there are a lot of people who have great ideas, but have no support to enact upon them. Not only will there be a bit of funding to get an idea off the ground, there’s also a proven organization to lend credence to the winning submission. 
What’s your idea? Why not start a guerrilla gardening group? How ’bout starting a festival? Maybe you have a penchant for public art? Sugar City wants to hear your ideas, and they want to see one of those ideas come to reality. 

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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