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 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, 2018Stephanie 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!