Youth Programming

ADVOCATE FOR COMMUNITY BASED ARTS PROGRAMMING

Artist Journey Allen focuses her community outreach on art programming for vibrant youth of color who are in need of a creative outlet

Mural Works

ART AS A CATALYST TO INSPIRE COMMUNITIES

Mural painting is a tool to inspire both her students and the passersby with public art that speaks through the vibrant hues of Artist Journey Allen's signature design.

Children's Book

WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Set in the charming city of New Orleans, this fairy tale captures the journey of Mama Lorraine Davereaux owner of a bakery in the heart of the French Quarters. Get your copy of The BEIGNET BABIES™ in Mama Lorraine's Magical French Quarter Bakery  

Fine Art

REDEFINING FINE ART IN NEW ORLEANS CULTURE

 

Local artist Journey Allen is native to New Orleans which is the inspiration for her vibrant works that intertwine her signature abstract pattern with images that capture the city's celebratory culture.

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Youth programming

Current | Lead Arts Educator at Young Artist Movement (YAM) of Arts New Orleans
youth pose with Artist Journey Allen at their Community Paint Day at Hotel Hope in New Orleans, LA

Youth Artists joins Artist Journey Allen, AJA,  to assist with her Community Paint Day at Hotel Hope in New Orleans, LA

Juvenile Justice Intervention Center Mural, 2022
YAM Artist and Artist Journey Allen pose in front of the mural at New Orleans East Library.

Left Photo: Artist Journey Allen leads youth at the Juvenile Justice Center in painting a mural with their dream for New Orleans in mind accented by Journey's signature design. Right Photo: Aaliyah, YAM Artist, and Artist Journey Allen celebrate the "Colors of Our Culture" mural at New Orleans East Regional Library. 

2019-2022 | Arts Educator at Living School
Living School Students paint their Fresh Food is Liberation Mural

Living School Students in the LS Open Studio student-run business beautify their Orchard and Food Forest Farm with the "Fresh Food is Liberation" mural lead by AJA. 

Mardi Gras House Floats with baby Dolla and Living School Students

Living School Students in the LS Open Studio student-run business is commissioned for a House Float by the Black Seminole dolls, an iconic group within New Orleans’ Black Mardi Gras tradition during the cancellation of Mardi Gras due to the pandemic.

2017 - 2022  | Youth Programming at Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio
Camp Oya in front of Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio
The Oya Market
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The Oya Market
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Oya Field Trip Day

Camp Oya (2017-2020) was a multidisciplinary summer arts and entrepreneurship program that focused on serving  Greater New Orleans area youth ages 14 - 18 who were well loved by hard working families but had limited access to fine arts programming. Developed by Artist Journey Allen and facilitated by community volunteers, youth were able to experience New Orleans through the lens of art, community partnership, advocacy, and entrepreneurship by way art-based activities and a culminating marketplace that featured student artwork and each of the businesses piloted by youth participants

 

Mural Works

"Sacred Crowns" 2022

Colors of Our Culture 2022

"Colors of Our Culture"
New Orleans East Regional Library, 2022

"Fresh Food is Liberation"
Living School, 2021

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"Black Imagination Project"
Treme Center, 2021

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"Beignet City"
Stuphd, 2021

"The Earth is Abundant"
Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio, 2018

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"Ode to the King"
Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio, 2016

Introducing the Beignet Babies in Mama Lorraine's Magical French Quarter Bakery
 

Written and illustrated by Artist Journey Allen

children's book

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Fine Art

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