Octavia Art Gallery was established in 2008 in Uptown New Orleans. The gallery was founded by owner Pamela Bryan, who is directly involved with organizations seeking to preserve the art, architecture, and culture of New Orleans. Similarly, the mission of Octavia Art Gallery is to showcase the work of international emerging and established contemporary artists along with modern masters, emphasizing the preservation and conservation of unique and authentic artistic cultures worldwide. Octavia Art Gallery continues its commitment to bring regional, national and international contemporary artists to New Orleans. Since its founding, the gallery has also specialized in the resale of select works from 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, and Tom Wesselmann. Additionally, the gallery has fostered strong relationships with artists living in Cuba and continues to present significant exhibitions featuring Cuban and Cuban-American artists.
Octavia Art Gallery's satellite location, Octavia Art Services, opened in Houston, Texas in 2014. The Houston location exhibits a curated selection of the gallery’s represented artists along with emerging and mid-career Texas based artists. In conjunction with the gallery's expansion into Texas, Octavia Art Gallery continues to assist in the cultivation, growth and enhancement of both new and established corporate and private art collections through art advising and collection management.