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.  Gallery 600 Julia hosts the artist reception with refreshments on the First Saturday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Gallery will be open from 9:30am – 3:30 pm and longer by appointment.  

Please see Visiting Artists for the art of Ralph Songy and introducing John Killeen.

ART WALK SCHEDULE  2022  First Saturday, 6:00-8:00PM

January 8: Steve Bourgeois, Notes of Color   February 5:  Mardi Gras Group Show, Electric Dreams with William B.Crowell’s NEON Art. March 5: Elayne Kuehler, Louisiana, Mystery and Poetry   April 2: Stephanie Reed, The World without Us  May 7: Group Show for Jammin’ on Julia Block Party, Best in Fest: A Tribute to New Orleans Musicians  June 4: William B. Crowell , LEDelight  July 2: Group Show, Lost New Orleans, or Ain’t Dere No More   August 6: WHITE LINEN NIGHT with Will Smith, Jr., Between The Waters, The Atchafalaya and Mississippi River Basins  September 3: Anne M. Pappas, Time Framed: New Orleans Dawn to Dusk  October 1: Carol Scott, The Golden Afternoon  November 5: Thomas Lofton, The Cat Made Me Do It    December 3: Carol Hallock

AUGUST 6:  Will Smith, Jr.,  Between The Waters, The Atchafalaya and Mississippi River Basins 

WHITE LINEN NIGHT:  Art, Food and Fun for a block pARTy on Julia Street.  5:00-10:00PM

Since childhood I’ve been fascinated with the unique American culture that lives in southern Louisiana on water beyond land’s end. After witnessing the 2005 Hurricane Katrina and the damage to our coastal wetlands, I began my journey to explore and document these swamps, a part of America’s Wetlands. My first tour was shortly after Katrina to the Barataria swamps between Lafitte and Grand Isle, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans. The locals call these former communities “the Ustabes,” because these fishing villages “used to be” there, but aren’t anymore. Since then I’ve been from the Pearl River border of Southeast Louisiana to the Heart of the Atchafalaya. I’ve seen and photo-documented these sites. I’ve met the people and have heard their stories. It is my attempt to visually preserve this vanishing way of life.

For his 2020 show, Smith traveled to the very end of the river on which he has lived for most of his life to Venice, Louisiana, the self-proclaimed “End of the World”, which stretches out into the Gulf of Mexico. Here he photographed from a new perspective with the help of a drone. This current show of photorealistic landscapes is a visual narrative of the land, swamps, rivers and bayous between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, an area of America’s Wetlands threatened by recurring hurricanes, rising coastal waters and the enduring struggle to prevent the Mississippi River from changing course into the Atchafalaya River basin. These paintings are a continuation of documenting the exploration of this region, bringing an awareness of the fragility that exists for our ecosystem, nature and culture, while celebrating and cherishing her beauty.

FEAST for the EYES!  THE FOOD COURT  Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite New Orleans dish or server at the Cafe du Monde!  Many of these paintings fit into the “Smalls for the Walls” category, a size which can be placed almost anywhere.

Introducing Contemporary Realist Ralph Songy to the Gallery Food Court!

 

MARDI GRAS IS A NEW ORLEANS STATE OF MIND!  A tribute to our year-round culture bearers…

 

 

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