Our Mission

Cass Art is on a mission. A mission to fill every town with artists, underpinned by the company’s long standing manifesto. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents by providing the world’s top quality materials at the guaranteed best prices.

Mark Cass, CEO and Founder, is a trustee of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, a British charity devoted to the promotion of 21st British sculpture through public commissions and exhibitions. His family have been involved in art over many generations – his great uncle, Paul Cassirer, was an important art dealer in the 1920s and was a promoter of the Impressionist movement in Europe. 

Cass Art not only partners with some of the leading art brands across the UK, including The National Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, National Galleries Scotland and Sky Arts, it also works with local galleries and art institutions.

Cass Art has a long-standing relationship with Pentagram, one of the world’s leading and award-winning design agencies. Over the years they have developed the graphic language of Cass Art, re-designed the store architecture to create light-filled, contemporary art spaces, and designed several of Cass Art’s own brand products. 

Mark Cass’s original art store opened in 1984 at 13 Charing Cross Road. This site has been an art store for over 115 years next to the National Gallery. The next store opened in 2001 on Kensington High Street. The Soho store then followed in 2003, Charing Cross in 2004, the Islington Flagship in 2006 which boasts 7,500 square feet of retail space across three floors, Hampstead in 2010 and Kingston in 2012. Most recently they have opened outside of London in Glasgow, Bristol, Liverpool, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester and Winchester.

Check out the video made by Pentagram about Cass Arts long standing partnership.

Let's Fill This Town With Artists from Pentagram on Vimeo.

In 2013, Cass Art also launched their online shop, so they could deliver the best art materials across the UK.  

There are over 10,000 product lines at Cass Art, and they are all selected from the world’s best suppliers, including brands such as Winsor & Newton, Faber Castell and Fabriano. They stock professional art supplies ranging from oils, acrylics, canvas, paper and paintbrushes, and believe that the best quality art materials should be made accessible to everyone.

Check out our Manifesto.