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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.

Jan 11, 2020

Join Kat and Sari on the new episode of Art & Cocktails as they chat about: 


  • Sari's work and why she started painting every day
  • Treating studio practice like athletic training
  • Balancing being a mom and painting
  • Success tips for marketing on Instagram


Sari Shryack is an Austin-based painter focused on color and light in the ever-changing neighborhoods of her community. The city is constantly evolving into new shapes and colors, and Sari seeks to capture this process in her work. She is trained in acrylics and earned her BA in Fine Arts from Drury University in Missouri in 2014. She is also a mom to a two-year-old and finds time to be a full-time artist in between naps and frequent walks around Town Lake.