Artistry in Every Room
The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery guestroom walls are covered in art from students of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, NOCCA, the city's legendary tuition-free high school of the arts. Works by six students are being displayed in our hotel. They includeTombstone by Savana Jonau, Parking Lot Girl by Kane Huynh, Heart Break Hotel by Gabrielle Cantelli, Daisy Deuces by Amanda Wilkes, Taking Back What Is Hers by Armand deLaureal and Trumpets for Eyes, Fur Man and The Study by Monica Catalanotto. In addition to this, all guestrooms also feature copies of UMBRA, an annual publication created by NOCCA’s creative writing students. From poetry to fiction to essays, guests can read UMBRA during their visit and purchase copies at the hotel. When guests buy a copy, their purchase supports NOCCA’s creative writing program and future editions of the publication.