From a visit to Sugarlift’s gallery space at 200 Morgan Avenue after their November launch (Photo by Katie Killary)

After less than two years in the neighborhood, local art gallery Sugarlift has announced it will be moving from 200 Morgan Ave to the NoMad area of Manhattan.

It might surprise some that a gallery that champions Brooklyn-based artists, and more specifically Bushwick-based artists, is leaving, but Sugarlift’s founder Wright Harvey tells Bushwick Daily that the artists the gallery represents were at the forefront of his thinking in the decision to move.

According to Harvey, a location in Manhattan will offer greater visibility for the artists Sugarlift represents. “The whole mission of Sugarlift is to connect Bushwick and Brooklyn artists with collectors in order to create a sustainable career for them. We will still focus on artists from Brooklyn – I believe it is the epicenter of art in New York.”

Neighbors across the street at Arrogant Swine confirm that Sugarlift’s paying clients largely came from Manhattan. They “hardly ever visited Brooklyn, much less our side of industrial Bushwick.”

Stay tuned for additional details about Sugarlift’s new address!