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 2017: JAN 7: Carol Scott, POP ROCKS FEB 4: Mardi Gras Group Show, BEADazzled MAR 4: David Lloyd, New Work APR 1: Derenda Keating, Riffs in Paint MAY 6: Jammin’ on Julia Mickey Ache, Louisiana Heartbeat JUN 3: Ronnie Collins, Lowland Louisiana JULY 1 William Crowell, Freeze Frame AUG 5: White Linen Night Will Smith, White Linen Night on Bayou Black SEPT 2: Michelle Conques OCT 7: Art for Arts’ Sake Linda Lesperance NOV 4: Charles Smith DEC 2: Thomas Lofton
JUNE 3, 2017: RONNIE COLLINS, Lowland Louisiana
Ronnie Collins has had two career paths, both art and music. He grew up in the small Louisiana town of Welsh and attended the Art Institute Of Dallas, where he graduated in 1989, with an associate degree in Visual Communications. He was able to work in many areas including silk screening, advertising agencies, and at a local television station in Lake Charles.
In 1991, Collins decided to follow his passion for art and has studied with several master painters throughout his career and has painted in Europe and Mexico. Now at home in Jennings, Louisiana, he enjoys “the challenge of creating custom murals and bringing excitement to ordinary spaces.” Collins has been commissioned to create large murals in cities across the country, including in Chicago, San Diego, and his hometown of Jennings, as well as in many communities throughout Louisiana. His talent enables him to paint portraiture, still life and landscape with equal versatility. He also teaches art classes to many students.
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!