A historic block of shopping and dining

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

Crow’s Nest


Eclectic mix of old and new found objects, sustainable clothing, and locally made jewelry.

Open Wednesday through Sunday
11am – 5pm

Closed July 24 – August 11


Church Ink Tattoo Parlor

A place where your mom would want you to get a tattoo. 

Open by Appointment


A variety of Tucson’s best contemporary artists committed to bringing you beautiful handmade objects. 

Open Tuesday through Sunday
11am – 5pm


Artisan pasta + bread in the heart of El Presidio.

Open Summer Hours
Wednesday through Saturday
5pm – 9pm

Old Paint Record Shop

Only the choicest new and used records, and other cool stuff that you can’t live without.

Open Summer Hours
Thursday through Sunday
11am – 5pm

La Zia Native Arts

Specializing in Native American made jewelry, pottery, kachina dolls, sandpaintings, zuni carvings, and much much more.  

Open Daily
11am – 5pm

JoJo's Restaurant

A beautiful, outdoor oasis, where you can turn it off  and experience the history and culture of Tucson for yourself.



201 N Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Old Town Artisans