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About Us...

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Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, LA, the Chortazo Art Gallery was designed to showcase the art local area artists. It is a place where the arts meet empowerment through personal and professional development through empowerment workshop, classes and events centered around creativity. 

Chortazo was founded by artist, certified educator, best-selling author and Therapeuric art life Coach, Celeste Payne. Since her childhood, she has been artistic and creative. She named the gallery after the greek word Chortazo, which means being "full." This reflects Celeste's continual desire to share her fulness of creative ideas for the community of people, students and businesses that enjoy her art and artistic style, and the arts in general.

Our mission

Our mission is to create a relaxing and inspirational space where people of all ages can connect, express themselves, and grow through the power of color and creativity.

Our core values

• Experiences

We strive to inspire creative experiences in our community.

• Self-care

We create opportunities that promote relaxation and reduce stress.

• Community

We value the relationships we build with our artists, customers, and partners, and aim to foster a sense of belonging and collaboration.

• Accessibility

We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, background, or experience.

• Playfulness

We encourage exploration and experimentation, leading to new and unexpected ideas and solutions

• Experiment

We encourage out-of-the-box creative thinking, embracing new and unconventional ideas, and pursuing life with a sense of joy and playfulness.

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