Mission Statement

Art For Rural America (AFRA) enriches the quality of life for all citizens living in rural communities through artistic, cultural, and sustainable educational programming. AFRA is an organization comprised of community-minded individuals working together to bring the benefits of creativity to people of all age groups, nationalities, and economic conditions living in rural America.

The AFRA Team

Board Members

  • Cassandra Bull, President

  • Andrew Harris, Vice President

  • Elaine Hardman, Secretary

  • Andy Glanzman

  • Lorraine Axtell

Team Members

  • Nate Piscitelli, Architectural Consultant

  • Heather Niedermaier Joyce, Little Free Library Coordinator

  • Alex Minnick, Ceramic Artist

  • Christina Rhodes, Ceramic Artist

  • Sam Heckman, former Board Member

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Work underway on new project at Wellsville's Fassett GreenSpace


Your Input needed for Fassett GreenSpace strategic plan


Fassett GreenSpace Becomes Handicap Accessible

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Thriving Fassett Greenspace springs to life in Wellsville

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Ceremony for Fassett GreenSpace Opens August 31, 2019

Little Free Library makes debut on Main Street

Free clay tile making workshops at Fassett Greenspace

CCAC sets final 2 evenings of ‘Place & Story’ series

Artist submissions sought for Greenspace

Thursday's Art Walk unveils special features

Spring, music in air at Fassett Greenspace

Ralph Wilson’s local impact

Reed applauds Leadership Allegany graduates

Arts Services Initiative announces 2018 'Give for Greatness' grant awards

Students help bring music to Fassett GreenSpace

Alfred University sculpture students to assist in creation of fountain for Fassett GreenSpace in Wellsville

WDC hosting Farm to Table Dinner Nov. 3

Hundreds volunteer in student service initiative

Little hands help fill Fassett Greenspace

A ‘Giant’ donation to Fassett Greenspace Project

Wellsville football lifts community spirit

Alfred State students lay groundwork for Fassett Greenspace

Steuben Trust donation pushes Fassett Greenspace Project forward​​

Community Gardens getting extra help​


The Fassett GreenSpace still remains open to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Mornin’ Glory Artisan Boutique debuts in Wellsville


Fassett GreenSpace Becoming ADA Compliant


Wellsville: Fassett GreenSpace opening Saturday


MY VIEW: What’s happening around Wellsville

Wellsville Little Free Library celebrates literacy

JUMP Day gets early start

Reading, discussion group on Thursdays

Bull to give Bergren Forum on Fassett Greenspace

CCAC hosting Environmental Reading and Discussion Series

Ralph Wilson’s vision for play

Alfred Art Walk set for Thursday

Allegany County's 2018 Year in Review

Music returns to the Fassett

A new way to play at Fassett GreenSpace

Breaking new ground at 23 North Main

Mitrano makes local campaign stops

Pick up a tomato, drop off a bulb

The Fassett Greenspace to have an Underhill Fountain

Alfred Art Walk breaks the mold

Ready to Grow at Fassett Greenspace, Wellsville's Labyrinth

Fassett Greenspace Project ready to grow​

Fassett Greenspace Project taking root on Main Street​

Wellsville Village Willing to Provide Water to Fassett Lot Community Gardens

We are a grassroots Wellsville-based nonprofit in Wellsville, NY. Our main project has been revitalizing an abandoned lot on Main Street in Wellsville into a public garden and community center called the Fassett GreenSpace. 



Post Office Box 126, Wellsville, NY 14895

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