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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, 2023

Wouldn't it be great to have an artist success toolkit available on-demand? This is exactly why we created the Smartist School. 

Join Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig in this episode of the Create! Podcast as they unveil their new on-demand online course, Smartist School, tailored for emerging artists. 

Discover the...

May 29, 2023

Join host Ekaterina Popova as she interviews Canadian artist Camille Myles in this inspiring episode. Camille takes us on her journey of rediscovering her artistic voice and embracing creative momentum. She shares her transition from a career in conservation to becoming a multidisciplinary artist, including her...

May 23, 2023

In this podcast episode, Kat and Alicia, are thrilled to share our excitement about the release of our new book, "The Creative Business Handbook: Follow Your Passions and Be Your Own Boss." This book is specifically tailored to creatives who have aspirations of starting their own thriving businesses. We extend a...

May 22, 2023

In this episode of the Create Podcast, host Ekaterina Popova welcomes Elli Milan, founder of the Milan Institute, to discuss their shared mission of supporting the art community and elevating careers and skillsets. 


Elli shares her journey as a professional artist, starting from her passion for art sparked in high...

May 18, 2023

In this episode, Alicia interviews figurative painter Sophie Tea. 

Sophie has trailblazed a new route to success for contemporary artists. Abstaining from traditional gallery representation, she leveraged social media to build her brand to cult status. 

In her most recognized series of nudes, the female form...