Old Town Artisans, Tucson
Categories: Shopping Malls, Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Located in the El Presidio Historic District of Downtown Tucson is the little city block of Old Town Artisans. The 150 year old building has seven distinctive shops and galleries which feature fine art and craft from local, regional, and national artists, Indian jewelry and artisan items, fine jewelry, South American and Mexican imports and so much more. After strolling through the shops spend some time in the Courtyard and enjoy outstanding food, beverages and music from La Cocina Restaurant.Put Old Town Artisans on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tucson trip builder.
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Loved this artisan mall! It is next to Tucson Art Museum which was a wonderful experience as well. There are several shops within this mall. All are connected, but they are open different hours so be ... read more »
Lots of shops in the oldest building in Tucson history. Original artwork, jewelry, day of the dean, and vintage clothing, household items and jewelry. Lots of local artist items to select from includi... read more »
Visited memorial day weekend, and a few of the shops were open. Beautiful art and items to preview and walk through the little shops. The food places and several of hte shops were closed the Saturday ... read more »
Nice gift/art shop with lots of variety, mostly related to Tucson and the Southwest. One of the store owners chatted us up and gave us some interesting history facts about the building and the surrounding area, as well as some of the artists showcased on the store. Very friendly, and not too touristy/cliché.
Great food and shops. Live music is at the perfect volume to eat dinner and chat. Really unique and great place.
I wandered around the shops here at Christmas, it is a fun place to look around and get uniquely southwestern things, though I didn't find much I needed to buy.
The stores are interesting, especially my favorite, Gypsy Emporium, where you can find old southwestern treasures among all the other used items. Sadly there are too few shops, though. I wish there were more. The entertainment is random, could be good, could be bad.
Pros: the courtyard is really nice. It would be a fantastic place to have a cup of tea. Cons: bad services (this may depends on your luck. We had a new waitress who didn't know what she was doing.) food was below average. For the amount of money we paid (25 dollars for lunch for two) I expected something more. The salsa was not fresh, we had to pay for the chips (which are usually free in other Mexican restaurants), and the guacamole was not seasoned at all. It's a tourist spot. If you want to buy some jewelry, art pieces, and have an unauthentic Mexican meal, then it's not a bad place.
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