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.