Our Mission

We aim to provide the City of Buffalo and the region, with culturally diverse artistic programming and events that engage, empower, and spark dialogue and action in creating community and rehabilitating neighborhoods.

Our Vision


To live, work, produce, and contribute to an innovative and inspiring community that thrives on the strength and diversity of its people.

About Us

Tina Dillman & Sam Savarino

We strive to provide opportunistic moments of exchange between artists, their work and the community. We invite you to attend our events, meet the artists, and spend time with the art work. (Featured in image to left: Co-founders - Tina Dillman & Sam Savarino.)

Who was Mary Cass?


The Cass Project is named in honor of Mary Cass, who worked for the original tenant of 500 Seneca, the F.N. Burt Box Company. She started off working for the company in the late 1880's as a secretary and eventually became the General Manager of the company, making her one of the first female executives in the country, and became one of the highest paid executives in the country, all before she had the right to vote.