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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Apr 30, 2020

In this episode, Marissa Huber and Heather Kirtland - founders of Carve Out Time for Art - discuss their new book, building a community and their individual journeys as artists.

"In 2015, I was just frustrated that everybody was saying like I couldn't do anything for myself! I did the 100-day project and ended up making...

Apr 24, 2020

Join Kat and Christa David in this inspiring conversation.

We talk about:

How Christa David became an artist and left her job as a public health researcher to become an artist

Raising awareness to critical cultural issues through art and storytelling

Approaching our careers from a big picture perspective 


Apr 17, 2020

Discover the stunning work and story of Ali M Williams and learn what it takes to become a mural artist on this episode of our podcast, Art & Cocktails.

Ali M Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and public muralist. She began creating murals after she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine...

Apr 10, 2020

Join Kat and A’Driane Nieves as they chat about creating your own space in the art world, building a community, learning essential lessons and persevering when things get hard.

A’Driane Nieves is a USAF disabled veteran, multi-disciplinary abstract artist, activist, and speaker with a heart for serving others and...

Apr 3, 2020

Join Kat and Cait Byrnes as they chat about ways to heal, reconnect with yourself, and get centered during the lockdown and beyond.

If you have little ones around, please wear headphones as this episode includes some adult language.

We talk about:

  • Healing Burnout

  • New moon rituals

  • Cait's story and how she became a...