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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.

Jun 27, 2021

Join Kat on an episode from the woods of Catskills and get answers to tons of awesome questions from YOU! 

Kat shares her perspective on:

  • Navigating day jobs while building an art career
  • Productivity tips without burnout 
  • Dealing with unsupportive families 
  • +...

Jun 19, 2021

Join me (Kat) on a mini-episode in which I share words of encouragement for slower seasons, times when it feels like nothing is happening, and shifting our perspective on these moments.

I share how observing the ebb and flow of my business is helping me find time for rest, inspiration and not fight the flow of...

Jun 18, 2021

Alicia was thrilled to guest host a new episode bringing back a previous guest, Shelby McFadden. She was the original graphic designer on the Create! Magazine team, who also did the layouts for both versions of our Smartist Guide books. In the years since we first interviewed her on The Create Podcast, she’s since...

Jun 11, 2021

Join host Ekaterina Popova and paper cut artist Rosa Leff on this motivating episode. Rosa shares how she started using paper as her medium, why she chose this subject matter, and offers tips on how to show up for yourself and find the best opportunities for your art.

Between painting alongside her grandmother and...

Jun 4, 2021

Alicia guest hosts an interview with painter Seth Remsnyder.

“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.” Kurt Vonnegut

Seth Remsnyder began seriously painting in 1996 at the behest of his high school art teacher, Mr. Charles Acri. “Ack” as the...