Gallery owner Kraig Foote and team have been directly working with High School and College students as well as hundreds of local artists since 1993. Kraig’s mission was to create a gallery where up-and-coming artists would have a place of free expression and gain experience to move up the ladder in the gallery world. Art One takes pride in making original and creative art affordable for anyone who is interested in starting their own collection.
Additionally, Kraig started a non-profit organization called “The Newlon-Foote Foundation” in 2004. The foundation provides art supplies, school supplies, and tuition to students who can’t afford them. Art One also ventured overseas for a five-year non-profit student gallery project in Zurich, Switzerland, which was so graciously funded by a long-term Swiss client. Throughout the years, hundreds of artists and people have been inspired by Kraig’s mission and have flourished beyond expectations. Art One’s affordable price points have allowed our artists to have the “start small and get big” mentality, as well as collectors who are just starting out in the art world. After 24 years of continued support, the Art One community has been able to affect thousands of lives from all over the globe.
What We Do Best
– Offer a wide variety of artistic creations
– Work closely with clientele and artists for well-communicated relationships
– Work exclusively with students and local artists, as well as students with disabilities from The Autism Academy and One Step Beyond Group.
– Students who are in High School or below receive full proceeds to help with supplies
– Extremely affordable inventory
– Additional running displays at The Saguaro Hotel, McCormick Scottsdale Hotel, and Salon Tru in Scottsdale, AZ
– If you live here locally, all work is sent “Out For Approval” before purchase – you get to take the piece/pieces home with you and live with them for a few days before purchasing
Autism Academy of Phoenix
The students from the Autism Academy of Phoenix have a display in the gallery containing several paper pieces for sale. All proceeds are donated directly back to the organization for additional art supplies, equipment, and keeping the program alive. These students ages range from 5-18 years old.
Local artist, John Babbitt, started showing at Art One in 2007 as a High School student artist. Over the past 11 years, Babbitt has sold over 650 paintings and has been seen from all over the world. His work taps into several different themes and styles. However, one of John’s biggest influences is a former Art One alumni, Ian Davis. Davis had his start at Art One in 1993 and is now collected by Sachi in Londen and shows at the Leslie Tonkonow Gallery in New York City as well as Art Los Angeles Contemporary.
Susan Osborne’s abstract and realizism creations have also been seen all over the globe. Easily, Osborne has sold over 2000 paintings in the 25 years showing with Art One.
Art One Gallery has been representing students of Arizona universities, community colleges, and high schools, as well as local Arizona artists since 1993.
Kraig Foote has been honored by PSA Art Awakenings for 2015’s Artist In The Community Award.
2015’s Scottsdale Mayor’s Exemplar of The Year Award
Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday – 11am – 3pm
ArtWalk every Thursday from 7-9pm
4130 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251