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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.

Sep 30, 2023

Welcome to the latest episode of Art and Cocktails!

Guest Spotlight: Ciara Barsotti

In this episode, we're joined by the remarkable Ciara Barsotti, artist and host of the Chico Creates Podcast. Listen as Ciara as she discusses her love for painting and explore conversations about her abstract art, fantastical landscape...

Sep 27, 2023

In Alicia's final episode as guest host, she interviews painter and President of the Montgomery Art Association in Maryland, Jen Barlow. 

Jen Barlow is primarily known for her images of food and sweets and regularly shows her work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This conversation shares her career thus far,...

Sep 25, 2023

Join Ekaterina Popova in this episode of Art and Cocktails as she talks about the big role art plays in keeping us happy and supporting our mental health. Despite all the problems and busy schedules professional artists (and all humans) face, Kat emphasizes the need to make time for personal art.

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Sep 18, 2023

Join us in this heartfelt episode where Ekaterina Popova (Kat) chats with the vibrant artist and entrepreneur, Amira Rahim. Together, they explore the evolving phases artists experience, the freedom of breaking away from a single style, and the beauty in embracing change throughout their journey.

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Sep 14, 2023

In this heartwarming and empowering episode of the Create! Podcast, host Ekaterina Popova sits down with Houston-based visual artist Tyler Kay. We discuss the potential of public art, building a mural business, taking yourself and your art seriously when it comes to contracts and collaborations, and more.