Old Town Artisans
201 N. Court Ave., Tucson
HOURS: Sept.–May Mon.–Sat. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.,
Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.;
June–Aug. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Even if you don’t have any room in your budget for pottery, Mexican folk arts, and turquoise jewelry, you should still find time to visit this shady, historic spot across from the Tucson Art Museum downtown. Six shops and galleries are gathered in the 150-year-old adobe structure, each one opening onto the verdant Mexican-style courtyard with a fountain and tables.
There’s a great restaurant here as well and there are often festivals and live music going on in the courtyard, which is a great place to sit and rest with a beer. The import shop Tolteca Tlacuilo (www.toltecatlacuilo.com) here sells some of the best Día de los Muertos items in town.
© Tim Hull from Moon Tucson, 1st Edition