Bijou NOLA is located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Maria Cottrell, owner of the gallery was originally born in New York and traveled to New Orleans in the late 70’s. She was co/owner of Bedazzle Jewelry which closed after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in late August of 2005. She evacuated to New York and stayed with her family but returned to her home in New Orleans in 2006 and decided to open Bijou NOLA. The gallery represents both local and international artists bringing together a wonderful mix of creative energy.