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

September & October 2019

September 5:      No Conversations & Coffee    

September 12:    From the House of Voszi:  
Sneak Preview of the 37th Annual Fashion Show, Main Gallery

September 19:   Mark Freshwater, Pianist and Songwriter, Inspiration: New Pieces,  Main Gallery

September 26:   Fatima Taylor, Creative
Director and Vice President of the Ohio Art League Board & Erika Holycross, Estate Specialist and Art Auction Curator, The Art of Auctioning Art, Main Gallery

October 3:          Miss Tish Gauntner, Columbus Recreation and Parks Art Instructor, Art for All Ages: Preschooler to Senior Citizen

October 10:        Dr. Noel Mayo, Industrial Designer

October 17:        Bobbie Smith, Presenter,  Heal- a- World: Honoring Henrietta Lacks

October 24:        Artists from the Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

October 31:        Bucky Cutright, Founder and CEO of Columbus Ghost Tours, The Ghosts of the Cultural Arts Center

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