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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.

Nov 29, 2022

In this episode, Alicia interviews curator & founder of Alpha Arts Alliance Sadaf Padder. After nearly a decade as a public schooler educator and a lifetime of watching art from the sidelines, Sadaf left her job as a Dean of Students in 2019 and founded Alpha Arts Alliance, an arts agency focused on...

Nov 21, 2022

Join host Ekaterina Popova and Brazilian born and California-based artist Drica Lobo and learn what makes us experience the flow state. Learn about the artist's journey, how she found her flow and how you can experience more joy, beauty and creativity in your life. 

Drica makes modern landscapes, transforming the...

Nov 14, 2022

In this episode, Alicia hosts an inspiring interview with painter Brittany Atkinson. Brittany is an Austin-based artist known for her abstract female portraits and figures. After a childhood spent in Houston, Brittany now calls Austin home. When asked what inspires her as an artist, Brittany often says, "Over the years,...

Nov 13, 2022

Want to know a not-so-secret part of my recent growth? Risk.
In this episode, I break down the types of risks and investments that have been helping me grow in recent years and how I make these important decisions. I also talk about failure and uncertainty and why it's essential to trust your intuition and go for...

Nov 12, 2022

What is a great way to level up and break through any plateaus in your business or career growth? In this mini-episode, Kat shares one of the best methods of getting to where you are going faster and having way more fun while you're at it!

Listen and learn about the importance of investing in yourself and upgrading your...