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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.

May 30, 2022

In this episode, Alicia chats with returning guest Brandi Hofer. Brandi shares about her new series the Taylor Collection and discusses how collaboration has impacted her art career and businesses. We also talk do's and don'ts on landing your dream collaboration opportunity! 

May 27, 2022

Join host Ekaterina Popova and Amber Vittoria in this episode to learn about the artist's evolution, changing art practice, and exciting upcoming projects. Amber shares tips on how she got started working with brands, exploring the NFT space, and more.

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May 16, 2022

Beau Bernier Frank is a French-American, self-taught surrealist painter. He was born in Southern California in 1993 and currently works out of his studio in Pacific Grove creating hyperrealist oil paintings of both landscapes and figures.

May 10, 2022

In this episode, join host Ekaterina Popova and Celine Gabrielle to learn about the artist's story and how she chose art as her second career and figured out how to show, sell and exhibit her stunning paintings. Celine will empower you to go after your biggest dreams, take bold action and show up for your art. 


May 2, 2022

Join host Ekaterina Popova and Marina Press Granger, founder of The Artist Advisory, to hear about the top career tips for artists. We discuss Marina's story, why she chose to leave the gallery world and open her own consulting practice, her advice for artists, and more. 

Marina Press Granger has nearly 15 years of...