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17 Elm Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States


MUSEjar is a dynamic art studio and carefully curated art shop, built to foster creativity and inspiration in both artists and aspiring creatives. We offer a wide variety of workshops and private events for all ages.

Featured Artists

Discover talented local artists and explore a variety of inspiring artwork.


artist of the month

Now showing in the shop - come see it in person!

Cassandra Ott

I make mixed media images and patterns by combining vivid color, playful experimentation and a light-hearted sense of humor. My work illuminates impossible rainbows in vintage photographs and joins diverse plant pieces together to create hybrid flowers. My love of puzzles, repetition and decorative patterns often become a part of the images, stemming from the influence of my mother’s textile background and father’s architectural practice.

Biology and physics tell us that plants growing and rainbows appearing are not magic, but they inspire those feelings; that mysterious elements are at play - enchanting and aesthetically powerful. Since reading that no two people can see the exact same rainbow, I have been investigating these magical and fleeting phenomena, using color spectrums as a tool to explore perspective.

In an atmosphere where news and media are moving at a disorienting pace and content is vastly negative I am consciously creating moments of respite. My work provides spaces for the eyes and mind to slow down and reset - visual antidotes to offset the negativity present in our current climate. While the range of imagery is wide, themes of beauty, memory, and optimism are common threads.

Artist Bio:

An eternal optimist and quiet observer, artist/designer Cassandra Ott was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up surrounded by her mother’s textile collection and father’s architectural renderings and launched her creative path with a BFA in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Cincinnati. Her lighthearted and bright artistic explorations take shape across a variety of media including fine art, dinnerware, fabric, and photography. Not too serious, but extremely driven, she approaches each project with a sense of wonder and possibility. She currently lives in beautiful Buffalo, NY with her husband, son and two cats.

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In the spirt of inspiring people and supporting local artists, we love to feature the work of artists in our community. During the winter months when we are forced to close the garage door of our open air shop, we make lemonade out of lemons by installing a gallery wall! 

If you're a local artist and you would like to be featured by MUSEjar send us a message! Please included contact information and a link to your website or pictures.


Past Featured Artists