Current Exhibitions

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, Sweet Louisiana, The Good Life  OCT 14: Art for Art’s Sake  Linda Lesperance, Illuminations, New Orleans in the Night   NOV 4: Charles Smith, Louisiana Light  with a special book signing by John Kemp, Expressions of Place, Louisiana Landscape Painting  DEC 2:  Thomas Lofton, Déjà Views

OCTOBER 7, 2017 : LINDA LESPERANCE, Illuminations, New Orleans in the Night 

ALERT:  New Orleans Arts District will having their Saturday Evening Event: Art for Art’s Sake now on October 14, 6:00-9:00pm.  Come and see Linda Lesperance’s new work “Illuminations”  and for more paintings of New Orleans, check out her Artist Page on this site.

Linda Lesperance captures the beauty and dignity of the human figure in her visual narratives of life in the South. She began her career in New York City as a portraitist and was selected by the prestigious, and then all-male, Salmagundi Club for an award in this subject. After pursuing journalism and public relations in the East, she moved to New Orleans to reconnect with painting on a full-time basis. Her media is usually oil, chosen for its transparency and richness. I usually begin with a photograph, but I am really concerned with sharing my inner vision of the subject matter, rather than a line for line, color for color representation. To me it is always more important to interpret what I feel when I look at something instead of what is obvious to the viewer.

Illuminations, New Orleans in The Night

New Orleans unfolds itself at night to reveal another city altogether, one of sultry atmosphere and sensual and intoxicating impressions. Lights glow on the river, misty fog uncurls itself on Jackson Square where lantern-lit mule carriages line up for night rides through the Quarter and couples stop by Cafe Du Monde for late-night beignets.  Night People take over their nocturnal ramblings along streets filled with brass bands and bars, restaurants and twinkly-light cafes in alleyway.  There is no place like it, as Dr. John has said in one of his songs: Nighttime is the Right Time.


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!