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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.

Dec 30, 2020

Alicia hosts an episode interviewing painter Shawna Gilmore.

Born and raised in the Upper Midwest, Shawna Gilmore draws deep from the winter-forged well of her overactive imagination. Her narrative, vintage-infused paintings explore many topics such as wonder, childhood, nature, patterns, and humor. Shawna graduated...

Dec 15, 2020

Join Kat on this uplifting episode in which she shares a personal mindset shift that helped her go from survival mode and finally step into thriving.

Kat shares the patterns that kept her stuck for years and opens up about what mental shifts and healing helped her move on and overcome.

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Dec 11, 2020

Life & Loss: Exploring the Art of Motherhood with Brandi Hofer

Brandi Hofer is a Canadian artist who earned her BFA in 2008 from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax and has since exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Her main focus is figurative and portrait painting, where she explores...

Nov 27, 2020

Find Your Ideal Audience and Collectors

Kat and Alicia share the best tips for finding collectors for your art and read a free chapter from their new book The Complete Smartist Guide.

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Nov 23, 2020

In this episode, Kat shares a recent event that shook her to the core and reminded her to keep believing in the BIG dreams and not allow pessimism, fear, and uncertainty to distract her from her vision.

P.S. The audio might be a little funky because this episode was recorded on the go :)

I hope you enjoy this quick...