Great Conversations 2023 Event Recap

On Wednesday, April 26 we welcomed 250 guests to our 15th Annual Great Conversations gala at Birchwood Manor. To kick off our 50th Anniversary celebration, this year’s event include some extra special touches. Guests were greeted with a custom step and repeat area created by Oak and Orchid Events. The talents of two local arts grantees organizations were highlighted throughout the evening with live performances. Lakeland Youth Symphony’s Youth Ensemble provided live music during our cocktail hour with a quintet led by the symphony’s Executive Director, Sue On. Morristown Neighborhood House featured the captains of their Unity Stepper Dance & Drill Team in a performance led by Her Words Program Director, Adia Harris. Harris shared her 18+ year Morris Arts story which began when she was a student in Her Words – an Arts in Education mentoring program she now leads. Guests were given Morris Arts 50th branded chocolate coins from Enjou Chocolat as a small treat to take home. 


View our Digital Program for event information, conversationalists bios, ads and special messages from our sponsors and conversationalists, and more. We encourage to take a look at our event Photo Gallery by Dawnpoint Studios along with the 50th Anniversary video we premiered by Rovayo Films.


Mark your calendar for next year’s event on April 24, 2024 where we are sure to have even more wonderful honored guests, performances, networking and great conversations.  If you have any questions or comments or want to recommend a conversationalist for this year’s event, please feel free to contact our Director of Development, Dominique Tornabe at

We thank the following corporate sponsors for their support of Morris Arts. Click on the sponsor’s name to link to their website.