Luckily, I found Project Esperanza Art Shop on TA.
No one I asked had ever heard of it but I did leave word at our hotel for them to recommend this little shop to their guests.
I emailed directly to find out the exact location and their hours and I was promptly responded to by Caitlin, who came in to open the shop just for me & my family.
She was warm and welcoming and had her beautiful children in tow, so I tried to shop as quickly as possible - and I am good at that.
We spent under an hour and under $200 US dollars & walked out with original art work, sea glass, tshirts & very special hand-made sock dolls & more.
It is a very tiny shop & well worth a look if you are in town - though we made a special trip just to get there.