Situated in the heart of New Orleans' historic 7th Ward district, Artist Journey Allen Gallery Studio strives to build community and empower its members through its consistent provision of creative opportunities. Simply stated, Artist Journey Allen is more than JUST a gallery or painting studio. In addition to exhibiting vibrant artwork that reflects the spirited culture of New Orleans and hosting paint and sip sessions throughout the week, AJA Gallery Studio also hosts Camp Oya!, an art based enrichment program. This endeavor provides a platform for youth ages 8-13 to engage in creative activities, field trips, volunteer opportunities and exploratory workshops that will encourage them towards making positive contributions to our local community.
Owned and operated by local artist Journey Allen, AJA Gallery-Studio desires to link its culture to that of its neighbors along the Bayou Road African American Heritage Corridor. "I grew up in this community... 2509 Bayou Road to be exact," says Journey Allen. "As a result of this connection, I possess the ability to recall it in the splendor of what it once was while contributing to the imaginations of what it has the potential to become. In this way, Artist Journey Allen Gallery Studio becomes a vehicle by which I can build community one brush stroke at a time."
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Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio
(504) 400 - 7224
1474 North Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119