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 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

ART WALK SCHEDULE 2019:  Jan 5: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance Too  Feb 2: Cheryl Anne Grace, Revelry  March:  Group Show, Beads and Circuses  Apr 6: Mickey Asche, Acadian Menagerie  May 4: Jammin’ on Julia, Larry “Kip” Hayes, Gather ‘Round My Door  June 1: Steve Bourgeois, Chasing Light  July 6: Linda Lesperance  Aug 3: White Linen Night, Will Smith,  Heart of the Atchafalaya  Sept 7 Stephanie Reed  Oct 5 Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell  Nov 2 Charles G. Smith  Dec 7 Champagne Sparkle, Carol Scott

MAY 4, 2019:  Larry “Kip” Hayes, Gather ’round My Door

Larry “Kip” Hayes, from Broussard, Louisiana, paints Louisiana folk ways.  He is a multi-talented oil painter and has been sketching and painting since high school. In the 1970s, Hayes applied his talents as a freelance photographer to his art. I am a photographer by trade. When I am not painting, I am roving the countryside trying to capture the past, chasing sunsets, and looking for old landmarks where people no longer reside. I try to fill those old empty places with life as it might have been through my paintings.

He began reinterpreting his photographs of barns, farmlands, and bayous onto canvas. The paintings, in both oil and acrylic, nostalgically portray south Louisiana’s beauty and her unique agrarian culture. My canvas ranges from 100 year old cypress boards to the conventional canvas. I enjoy experimenting on different surfaces, and the effects are quite interesting! Having grown up on a farm in Louisiana, my paintings portray rural Louisiana as well as life as it was on the farm.

His paintings capture south Louisiana’s natural beauty and a nostalgic look at the golden age of agrarian culture. Hayes’ paintings have been sold nationally and internationally, from Louisiana to South Africa.

The current show title Gather ’round My Door” is a nod to the 1871 poignant Blue Grass song, “Little Old Log Cabin in The Lane”. 

FEAST for the EYES!  THE FOOD COURT  Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite oyster shucker at Pascal Manales or server at Cafe du Monde!