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50 Broadway Lands a Tenant – Studio Hue: DIY Parties and Workshops

Normally, when you hear about DIY parties and workshops, they revolve around a pop up location, such as a boutique or a restaurant. In the case of Studio Hue, owners Alicia Hark and Christine Sugrue have opened shop in a newly refurbished corner building location in Downtown Buffalo. What was formerly a boarded and downtrodden storefront, is now a happening destination for their DIY parties and workshops.

Photo by Studio Hue

The parties and workshops center around gatherings of people, who come together for social crafting parties (aka p“ART”ies), where attendees learn how to make a litany of craft items, including custom door mats, pallet art, throw pillows, etched glasses, porch signs, key holders, coasters, etc.

Photos by Studio Hue

These types of DIY craft classes have become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Not only is the social aspect key, people like to learn new craft activities, and they also like to take the finished products home with them at the end of each session. Studio Hue provides all of the materials needed to make the creations. Plus, all skill levels are invited to take part in the fun. 

Photo by Studio Hue

Up until this point, Sugrue has been hosting her DIY craft parties at various locations around town. Moving forward, she will be occupying the ground floor of developer Roger Trettel’s 50 Broadway building, which has been fully rehabbed. This is another “big deal” for the neighborhood, which is finally seeing some positive momentum thanks in part to Trettel’s continued commitment to the area.

Studio Hue is currently hosting a wide range of DIY craft classes that can be viewed on this website. If you’re thinking that this sounds like it’s right up you’re alley, but you’re feeling a bit intimidated, just remember the following crafting oath:

I pledge: To relax and have fun. To not throw my craft across the room. To not use the words ‘Mine sucks!’ or ‘I screwed it up!’ or ‘Can’t you just do it for me?’ In crafting, there are NO mistakes, just unique creations!”

There will be a grand opening event held on May 4, from 6pm to 9PM.

Studio Hue: DIY Parties and Workshops | 50 Broadway | Buffalo NY 14203 | (716) 703-0483 | Facebook

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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