Be a part of the conversation

Each month we bring the community together to discuss a wide variety of arts-related topics. This free series features area experts in a fun, casual, after-work setting with beverages and snacks. Each spark typically lasts one hour. Come listen, come join in the conversation, or just come meet some new like-minded friends. 

We also have periodic spark jr. events which are geared toward families. Check out our Facebook events section for upcoming events, and if you have an idea for a future discussion, please email us at We look forward to sparking a conversation with you soon!

March 18 “Spillit – Artists on their art” 

Amurica, 410 N. Cleveland. 6p reception, 6:30p start. This special edition of the popular Spillit will have 6 artists tell 5-minute stories about their art, how it makes them feel and the struggle to perfect their craft. The format will also be open to two guest artists from the audience. Spillit will capture all the stories and present them on their website. Audience will also participate in online and onsite questions. 

April 9 “Artists – Keepers of Tradition” 

Ardent Studios, 2000 Madison, 2p. We will hear from craftsmen who continue cultural traditions. It will examine their resulting family relationships, quality of excellence and more. Featuring demos from  Marcella Simeon (music), Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl de Memphis, Barbara Jones Clark (storytelling) and Caleb Sweazy (woodworking).