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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.

Sep 18, 2020

Join Kat and Alicia as they chat about releasing their new book, The Complete Smartist Guide!


We discuss: 


  • Why we wrote the book and what kind of artist it's for
  • The background and story behind the book
  • Challenges and setbacks we experienced
  • Working with a publisher vs. self-publishing
  • More behind the...

Sep 10, 2020

Alicia takes over Art & Cocktails for a guest-hosted episode where she interviews Nilé Livingston, a Philadelphia-based artist & creative entrepreneur.

Nilé, the founder and CEO of Creative Repute, is an award-winning visual artist and graphic designer whose repertoire spans more than twenty murals in Philadelphia....

Sep 4, 2020

Join Kat and Amira Rahim on a brand new episode of Art & Cocktails!

Amira Rahim is an LA-based artist who has been creating art since she was 13. In this episode, we discuss her original plan to be an attorney after graduating from the University of Pittsburg, but life had a different plan. After traveling,...