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. 

November/December 2020

December 3rd @ 12PM:
Kristin Morris| “Essence of Character”

One of three current Main Gallery artists, Kristin Morris, joins us to discuss the group exhibition “Essence of Character”, as well as individual studio practices and other upcoming projects in the works.

Add conversation to your calendar…

Join the conversation… [12/3 @ 12PM]


December 17th @ 12PM:
Kellie O’Riordan | AAA Ohio Auto Club Traffic Safety Program Manager
Philip S. Renaud II | Executive Director of the Risk Institute, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

“The Art of Attentive Driving During Crazy Covid”

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Join the conversation… [12/17 @ 12PM]



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