In 1951, Arizona Art Supply was the first art store opened in Phoenix. Earlier, the store began as one aisle of art supplies in a hardware store. The demand for art supplies grew very quickly as more artists began working in Arizona. Soon, the founders closed their hardware store and opened Arizona Art Supply. Local professional artists have since been dedicated to Arizona Art Supply. Arizona Art Supply returns that dedication by remaining committed to the needs of serious artists.
As demand for a professional art store has grown over the years, so have we. Our Downtown Phoenix store remains the largest art supplier in the Southwest. In Tempe, we serve the young art community that is driven by students at ASU’s Herberger College of Fine Arts and ASU School of Design.. Our Scottsdale location provides the professional art community with the knowledge of materials that it needs to remain one of the nation’s most successful arts communities. In Sun City, we provide young and old with the materials they need to pursue their goals as artists. Our fifth location opened in the summer of 2008 in Tucson to serve the artist communities in the Old Pueblo, Marana, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Tubac & the Catalina Foothills.
Our Online Retail location now offers artists nationwide, the opportunity to be a member of our great community. For artists that are dedicated to producing professional artworks, we offer many high quality materials online from which you can choose. Our dedicated customer service also means that you are never on your own in your decisions about art materials. We are available seven days a week by phone or email to answer your questions about art materials. Our satisfaction guarantee means that you can always return the art material that you purchase from us if you are not completely happy with its performance.
Our dedication to artists has brought us numerous awards over the years. We thank the artists who have contributed to this success and hope that we have made a significant contribution to your success as well.
In Arizona, we are consistently awarded the Rep’s Best Art Supply Store and New Times Best Art Supply Store from year to year. These awards mean a lot to us, because they are determined by the local artists who rely on us to support them in their creative endeavors. We will remain dedicated for years to come to ensure that each artist has what they need to achieve artistic success.
Our retail stores are also recognized by Winsor & Newton as Premier Art Centers, a very prestigious honor presented by the worlds largest manufacturer of quality artist materials and presented only to a select group of retailers in the entire United States. This recognition is based on an exemplary high level of customer service and large inventories of all types of media.
There are many more art stores in Arizona today than since our opening in 1950. Professional artists still turn to Arizona Art Supply because of our knowledge and experience with professional quality art materials. Our commitment is to the individual artists that work hard to provide our challenging and complex culture with new, innovative and enduring works of visual art.
We at Arizona Art Supply believe that the best way to return to the community is by giving generous contributions to professional art organizations across the state. We have supported and continue to support the development of professional visual arts through these contributions.