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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.

Feb 27, 2020

On this episode, Kat gets to know Kate Mothes, curator, and founder of Young Space.

Kate shares:

- What inspired her to start this platform and soon to be publication
- Her process of curating exhibitions and working with galleries
- What she looks for in artists online and beyond

Feb 21, 2020

Meet Christopher Jobson, Founder, Editor-in-Chief of an incredible art and design blog, Colossal, on this episode. 


  • We chat about Christopher's background
  • The real story of how Colossal was born
  • What kind of work gets featured on this award-winning blog
  • The future of online art media 
  • + more


Fascinated by visual...

Feb 14, 2020

On this episode of our podcast, join us for an inspiring conversation with Artist Anne Siems who shares her story and discusses the evolution of her paintings.

Anne shares pivotal moments in her life, including:

  • Feeling isolated in art school and not connecting with professors

  • Moving from Germany to Seattle

  • Making...

Feb 6, 2020

On this episode, Kat and TJ Walsh discuss the idea of "the gap." 

TJ shares his philosophy on what causes artists to feel stressed, inadequate, and behind on their work as well as the cure for these experiences. 

TJ shares his thoughts on the three gaps of creativity:

-effort gap

-skill gap

-quality gap