Episode 4 | A Chat With John Payne, Director of the Pump House Center for the Arts

In this episode of The Good Stuff podcast, host, Andy Tomlinson interviews John Payne, Director of the Pump House Center for the Arts. John talks about the history of the Pump House Center for the Arts and current programming for the year.

Episode Highlights:

  • What’s John’s favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot? (01:35)
  • John mentions the type of book he likes to read. (04:56)
  • Was the Pump House Center for the Arts open during the pandemic? (06:28)
  • John shares how to join their membership at Pump House Center for the Arts. (08:33)
  • John mentions how the jewel was revived. (09:33)
  • John shares the newly renovated building in the city park. (12:21)
  • John mentions their idea to build a coffee shop. (16:57)
  • John gives us the upcoming exhibit they have this year. (20:44)
  • Does John have plans of having an art class in the future? (24:51)

Key Quotes:

  • “We have a good solid board now, and we’ve got a lot of people with a lot of great ideas that are leaders in the community. And those people have the best interests of the pump House of Arts.” – John Payne
  • “Pump House really exists basically to preserve that jewel in the park and that jewel has been there since 1883.” – John Payne

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