Gallery 600 Julia features talented Louisiana artists in curated monthly shows in the front room. With a superior and varied selection of artistic style and technique, the gallery always has an impressive and changing inventory of fine paintings. Art Walk is hosted by all the galleries in the Arts District in the evening on the first Saturday of each month, usually 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
ART WALK SCHEDULE 2018: JAN 6: Terry Kenney, Another Side of the Tracks FEBRUARY: Mardi Gras Group Show , Here Comes the Big Chief with Michelle Dashev MAR 3: Larry ‘Kip’ Hayes, Cotton Fields Back Home APR 7: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance MAY 5: Arts District’s Jammin’ on Julia, Elayne Kuehler Water, Lifeblood de la Louisiane JUN 2: Stephanie Reed JULY 7: Tricentennial Group Show AUG 4: Arts District’s White Linen Night, Chuck Broussard, About Sea Level SEPT 1: Adam Hall, Crescent City Chromatic OCT 6: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell NOV 3: Diego Larguia DEC 1: Champagne Sparkle, Linda Lesperance
JUNE 2, 2018: Stephanie Reed, Crescent City Instantiate Please see her art under Visiting Artists
JULY 7, 2018: Group Show Tricentennial Times
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, Will Smith, Jr. has remembered our French ancestry with the portrait of Jeanne d’Arc, Maid of Orleans, and Carol Scott, the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, with the Op Art American Flag. The Vieux Carre or Old French Town painted by Thomas Lofton, embraces the old world architecture of hidden courtyards and lacy wrought iron balconies. These views have always been the inspiration of artists. Don Reggio’s recreation of the U.S. Mail Packet Vicksburg recalls the Mississippi River trade, which made this port city prosper in the 19th century. As a fusion of different cultures, New Orleans has always fostered the individual as well as the zany and eccentric, from Will Smith Jr.’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, to the Queen of Burlesque, Chris Owens. They add to the unique glamour and mystique of the city, as do Stephanie Reed’s portraits of the Baby Dolls and those flamboyant and outrageous Mardi Gras Men, found only in New Orleans!
The city has been a magnet for musicians, like Elvis Presley in 1955, squiring our own Miss Hillbilly Dumplin’ at a Pontchartrain soda fountain, recreated by William Crowell. It is the cradle of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and is still birthing new music styles in the cultural gumbo which is New Orleans.
SAMPLE OUT SMALL PLATES! THE FOOD COURT Miniature Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….no painting larger than 8 x 8 inches!