The owner, an elderly woman, was very gracious, even warm, to me and I found an unusual piece of artwork that was a perfect gift but which I couldn't afford at that moment. I asked her about the item which was on display in the window, and to my horror, she actually climbed into the display nearly falling in order to get it for me so that I could see it close up! We chatted and I liked her very much. The next year we couldn't visit because of Katrina. The year after that, we visited again and bought the gift. I had to admire the owner who was still warm and friendly though she'd lost her house and was fighting to get the financing to replace it. As far as the store itself, I found that the artwork ran the gamut from very very good to something you'd expect to see in a less high-quality environment. However, this should not be surprising as most people aren't expecting to pay what art usually should be valued at and survival can depend on covering all price points. Overall, I had a very good experience including my interactions with the owner who I found to be both a delightful character and a friendly person.
Pros: Possible source of delight. Quirky owner. NOLA classic!
Cons: Uneven quality of work exhibited.