About Art House Centro

Located in Tucson's historic Old Town Artisans complex.

Located in the historic Old Town Artisans.

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.

In this historic setting we have selected a verity of Tucson's best contemporary Artists. Art House Centro is committed to bringing you beautiful handmade objects to adorn your home. We also have a wide selection of speciality gift items.

The staff at Art House Centro is here to help you find that perfect gift, or just the right painting for your empty space. Come and enjoy the art and fashion we have for sale. Then stay for the live music and craft cocktails offered at Old Town Artisans courtyard restaurant La Cocina.