Art shops in historic downtown Tucson
Old Town Artisans is located on the site of El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson, the fort built by the Spanish in 1775 to stake claim to the northern frontier of New Spain. Our block was the stables area, and our north wall is the location of the fort’s north wall from which Apache attacks were repelled. Construction of the adobe buildings was begun in the 1850’s.
The 1882 Tucson Directory lists a variety of early residents, including assayers, clerks, a ladies’ nurse and a grocery store. In 1888 Julius Goldbaum, a liquor merchant, bought the property for use as a distillery and his family’s residence. Stroll through the shops and you will see original ceilings made of saguaro cactus ribs, packing crates, and whiskey barrel staves with remnants of imported wallpaper and gold-leaf mouldings.
Shops & Artisans
The ultimate in fun, vintage, hip, kitschy, weird, unique, intriguing, and one-of-a-kind treasures.
Church Ink Tattoo Parlor
A place where your mom would want you to get a tattoo.
Unique new, like new, upcycled, and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories along with one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Artisan pasta + bread in the heart of El Presidio.
ART HOUSE Centro
A verity of Tucson’s best contemporary artists committed to bringing you beautiful handmade objects.
La Zia Native Arts
Specializing in Native American made jewelry, pottery, kachina dolls, sandpaintings, zuni carvings, and much much more.
Old Paint Record Shop
Only the choicest new and used records, and other cool stuff that you can’t live without.
Old Town Beer and Wine
Featuring a hand curated selection of wines and craft beer. Specializing in small producers, biodynamic, organic, local, and fortified.
The Dusty Monk Pub
Beer & Spirits from around the world, a large food menu, bumper pool, piano karaoke and a great beer garden/patio.