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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 29, 2022

Join Kat and therapist and coach TJ Walsh on an uplifting episode to help you reconnect with your purpose and find your superhero powers. TJ shares his perspective on how artists can make a big difference in our world, the importance of taking risks and the value of art education. 


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Sep 26, 2022

Join Kat on this chapter reading of The Complete Smartist Guide on preventing burnout. If you feel worn out, unmotivated, and exhausted, these tips will help you recover and return to the studio when you are ready!

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Sep 21, 2022

In this episode, Kat talks about shifting our perspective and invites you to think about the deeper meaning behind your art. 

Would you still create if you were independently wealthy?
Would you still want to be seen and share your work?

Of course, you would. 

We are exploring the deeper motivation that keeps us...

Sep 19, 2022

Jasmin Hernandez (she/her) is the Black Latinx founder & Editor in Chief of Gallery Gurls, an award-winning digital space celebrating Black & POC in contemporary art since 2012. Gallery Gurls has been featured in Vogue, Artnet, and Artsy. Hernandez's writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Latina, PopSugar, ELLE, CNN...

Sep 12, 2022

I know at some point you have probably wondered, "which juried opportunities should I apply for?" or "how do I know if it's a good fit or a huge waste of time?"

Your time and resources are valuable, which is why in this episode, Kat reads an excerpt from our book, The Complete Smartist Guide, to help you figure out how...