Conversations & Coffee

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!



Casual Talks on Engaging Topics

Our free 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 Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Loft Meeting Room on the third floor. If the speaker is an artist whose work is on display in the Main Gallery, the program will take place there instead. Individuals interested in presenting as part of Conversations & Coffee should contact Ellen O’Shaughnessy at

Please note that our current Conversations and Coffee programming takes place virtually and every other Thursday until further notice. 

2021 Dates

March 4th @ 12PM:
We’ll be joined by painter Barb Chuko whose mediums include oil, acrylic, plein air, landscape, and portrait painting.

Add conversation to your calendar…

Join the conversation… [3/4 @ 12PM]


March 18th @ 12PM:
We’ll be joined by Loft Gallery artist Deb Baillieul of the exhibition “Creating Habitats”, with mediums that include painting and fiber art.

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Join the conversation… [3/18 @ 12PM]


April 1st @ 12PM:
We’ll be joined by artist Maureen E. Clark, whose acrylic work is featured in the Main Gallery’s “Ekphrastic Fantastic” now till April 17th!

Links coming soon!


April 29th @ 12PM:
Loft Gallery artist Marvin Daniels of  the exhibition “Transitions”, joins us to discuss his works in pottery, acrylic paintings, mixed media, and more.

Add conversation to your calendar…

Join the conversation… [3/18 @ 12PM]

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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!


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