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 – 4:00 pm and longer by appointment. 

Please see Visiting Artists for the ultra realistic art of Ralph Songy and the 2024 art of New Orleans nightlife, Spencer Schultz.

ART WALK SCHEDULE 2024   First Saturday, 6:00-8:00PM  unless otherwise noted

January 6: Michey Asche  Louisiana Menagerie   February 3: NO ART WALK because of rolling Mardi Gras parades,  Group Show: THE PASSING PARADES featuring Linda Lesperance  All Mardi Gras-themes art can be found as well under Current Exhibitions 3 for those who imagine Mardi Gras as a state of mind all year long in New Orleans.

March 2: John Kileen   From The Street   April 6:  Steve Bourgeois  May 4: Carol Hallock  June 1: Ralph Songy  July 6: Marne Meynig  August 3: WHITE LINEN NIGHT Will Smith, Jr. September 7: Camille Barnes  October 5: Elayne Kuehler  November  2: Carol Scott  December 7: Thomas Lofton

FEBRUARY  Group Show with Linda Lesperance , The Passing Parades

Mardi Gras is an important aspect of our New Orleans heritage and one of the reasons our city is so unique and special. To show our enduing love of the season, the month of February is devoted to the Passing Parades, a group show, which captures favorite memories of Carnival past and present.

Carnival has as many meanings as there are people who participate. Whether seen from the top of a float or from the neutral ground, or celebrated at a lavish ball. One of my contributing artists, Linda , describes her love of the celebration: Everybody has his favorite aspects of Mardi Gras and I’m no different. For some people there are the floats, the marching bands, the roving Elvis impersonators or the steppers and twirlers but as a spectator, I have to love the flambeaux the most. They are the heart and soul of the night parades and I always go to watch them line up at the beginning of the parade route, getting their torches lit one by one, flames dripping as the kerosene sputters all around them. It is no easy job but they hoist those flaming torches with humor and grace. There is so much history there, too. Without the flambeaux to light the way for the carnival wagons and mules, there probably would never have been any night parades at all. The second best thing to watching Mardi Gras is becoming a part of it so I myself enjoy dressing as a skeleton and marching with the bone gangs on Carnival Day. Our skeleton krewe eventually merges with the St. Ann Parade in the Bywater and I can’t imagine spending Mardi Gras Day any other way.

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.

 

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