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Our Team

Lila Heymann: Owner & Co-Founder

She/Her -Scorpio

Glitter Box N.O. is the latest project for Lila and the Heymann Foundation. With a background in art history and social work, creating a space where community and making merge was a natural progression. More recently, Lila has focused her energy on women and nonbinary  artists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits and Glitter Box has become the home for this endeavor.  Glitter Box is one of a number of community endeavors to which Lila has donated her time and resources over the years. 

Born in Lafayette in the Stone Age, Lila went to college in Baltimore and lived in New Orleans for many years before moving to Washington DC and eventually New York City.  After a decade of working in the homeless services system of Manhattan, Lila relocated to start a family. These days, she divides her time between New Orleans and Charlottesville, VA and lives with her partner, Harold and son, Henry.

Lila is a beach bum, a black licorice aficionado, and an avid astrology enthusiast!

Emily Creppell: Curator & Manager

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Emily grew up an hour south of New Orleans in Larose, La. She manages the day to day at Glitter Box and curates our ever-changing collection of artwork. After working in retail for 8 years she is proud to use her skills to further the careers of local artists. She loves year-round spookiness, costuming, painting, and creating unique goodies from reused items.

Emma Hanifl: Media Curator & Visual Arts Director

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Emma is a Queer mixed media artist born in Florida. Her mission is to spread color, joy, and empathy across the community. With a background in cosmetology, empowering people feel confident and strong is very important to her. Being a part of the Glitter Box Team allows her to help spread smiles and sparkles.

Jett the Glitter Dog is a very important member of our team, his day consists of napping, dressing up in tiny outfits, and comforting travelers that miss their dogs.