Conversations & Coffee

Weekly Lunchtime Art Talks

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 programs below or feel free to check out our calendar to see everything we have coming up on the schedule!

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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

December 2019 - February 2020

December 26:     Happy Holidays! No Conversations & Coffee


January 2:           Happy New Year!  No Conversations & Coffee

January 9:           Ed Zirkle, So Many Things to Choose from over 50 Years as Photojournalist

January 16:         Jean Weissman,  Loft Gallery Artist,  All Art Quilts!

January 23:         Connie R. Campbell, Sculptor,  Archetypes,  Main Gallery Artist

January 30:         Susan Doris Schubert, Artist and Instructor, How to Frame Your Art and Save Money


February 6:              Ashley Williams, Artist, Ink on Bristol Board

February 13:            ‘Harriet Tubman, Pamela Talbert Hamilton, Historical Storyteller, Pam T. Productions

February 20:            Linwood, “Lonny” Nichols, Outsider Artist and Ceramicist, Explorations of Modernism

February 27 :           Collections by Voszi, Loft Gallery Artist

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