Conversations & Coffee

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Casual Talks on Engaging Topics

The Cultural Arts Center is proud to host the city’s longest-running series of artist talks – Conversations & Coffee.

Attendees have the chance to gain key insight on art from a variety of people from different corners of the art world. Take a look at our upcoming weekly lunchtime art talks below, or feel free to check out our calendar to see everything we have coming up on the schedule!

Our free bi-weekly program, which we have presented for more than 35 years, brings together people who create art and people who appreciate art to discuss it in a relaxed, casual setting. You bring a sack lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and the expertise.

Program Format

Our Conversations & Coffee discussions take place on Thursdays from 12PM – 1PM in the Main Gallery space. Individuals interested in presenting as part of Conversations & Coffee should contact Ellen O’Shaughnessy at ehoshaughnessy@columbus.gov.

Please note that our current Conversations and Coffee programming takes place every other Thursday unless otherwise listed on the schedule. We are  also working with a “BYOC”, or Bring Your Own Coffee format.

2022 Dates

May 26th @ 12PM

Mark Freshwater, singer, songwriter, and pianist will be here to share his many talents.

Add conversation to your calendar…

 

View Our Calendar

Interested in learning more about Conversation & Coffee, or inquiring about speaking? Contact the Cultural Arts Center today!

Conversations and Coffee Archives

View our previous virtual Conversations and Coffee discussions below!

Lee Ann Lander
December 16th, 2021

Steven Riggs
December 2nd, 2021


Brian Riegel
November 18th, 2021


Barbara Vogel and Marge Bender
November 11th, 2021


Eric S. Murphy
October 28th, 2021


Karin Dahl
October 14th, 2021


Sharone Putter
September 23rd, 2021


Elaine Fleck
September 16th, 2021


Tiffany Lawson, CAC Spring/Summer Artist in Residence

September 9th, 2021


Father John Predmore, S.J.

August 26th, 2021

Philip C. Sorensen
August 12th, 2021


Joseph Buehrer

August 5th, 2021


Katrinka Hagovsky and Linda Coe

July 22nd, 2021


Leticia Vázquez-Smith and Jamie Ceasar 

July 8th, 2021


Karen Torvik and Patti Sandilands

June 17th, 2021


Kari Djuve and Dana Grubbe

June 10th, 2021


Bryan Fumo

May 27th, 2021


Jennifer McCracken

May 13th, 2021


Marvin Daniels

April 29th, 2021


Ashley D. Pierce

April 15th, 2021


Maureen E. Clark

April 1st, 2021


Deb Baillieul

March 18th, 2021


Barb Chuko

March 4th, 2021


Inga Smith

February 18th, 2021


Jeff Stahler

February 4th, 2021


¡Katie B Funk!

January 21st, 2021


Steve Jebbett

January 7th, 2021


Philip S. Renaud and Cindy Antrican

December 17th, 2020


Kristin Morris

December 3rd, 2020

Cole Garlando
November 19th, 2020

Steven Elbert
November 5th, 2020

Bucky Cutright
October 22nd, 2020

Sue King
October 8th, 2020

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