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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.

Apr 29, 2022

Courtney is a self-taught emerging fine artist, living and working in Denver, Colorado. She first explored illustration in late 2018 in an effort to understand the workings of her active, imaginative mind. She picked up a paintbrush for the first time in late 2019 when she was commissioned for her first mural....

Apr 22, 2022

In this episode, Alicia hosts an enlightening conversation with SofĂ­a Zuluaga & Raffaella Freyre, Founders of WO Foundation. WO started with the need for women to come together and be able to strengthen their individual voices and knowledge through a collaborative system. In July 2020, WO commenced as a...

Apr 12, 2022

Kat shares her best practices for maximizing in-person exhibitions and art fairs after visiting a recent event. These quick pointers will help you prepare for your next event, bring in more sales, and engage with your audience. 

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Apr 11, 2022

Are you having trouble figuring out what to focus on? Our guest Folasade Ologundudu shares her journey of getting clarity on her creative vision with host, Ekaterina Popova. We talk about travel, her platform LIGHT WORK, and how to navigate multiple projects in each season. 

Light Work is a creative platform rooted at...

Apr 3, 2022

Alicia guest hosts an interview with Teri Henderson, a Baltimore-based curator, writer, and author of the book Black Collagists. We discuss the ups and downs of coordinating exhibitions and how she built a platform that champions the work of Black Collage artists.

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