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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 22, 2024

In this episode of Art & Cocktails, Kat chats with Charuka Arora, discussing into her creative journey, the impactful Arts to Hearts project, and her profound experience navigating grief following the loss of her mother.

Key Highlights:

  • Charuka shares her journey of creative exploration and how she found solace and inspiration through Arts to Hearts.
  • The conversation touches upon the transformative power of community and the importance of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals.
  • Charuka reflects on her fears and doubts when starting Arts to Hearts and how she overcame them by believing in herself and her creative vision.
  • Kat and Charuka discuss the challenges of balancing artistic pursuits with business endeavors and the pressure to conform to societal expectations.
  • Charuka opens up about her experience of grief and how she has learned to channel her pain into her creative work, finding purpose and healing in the process.
  • Both Kat and Charuka share insights into maintaining a sense of authenticity and staying true to oneself amidst the noise and pressures of the art world.
  • Charuka emphasizes the significance of investing in oneself and taking ownership of one's artistic journey, regardless of external validation or recognition.

Links Mentioned:

  • Arts to Hearts Project - Explore Charuka's impactful initiative bridging art and community.
  • Free Masterclass: - Join Kat's masterclass for tips on how artists can create income streams and suppor themselves abundently 


About Charuka Arora: Born in the city of Taj, Agra in 1993, Charuka Arora has garnered international recognition for her exquisite handcrafted Indian embellished collages and paintings. Based in Delhi and Agra, India, she has been fervently exploring Indian textiles, embellishments, images, and surface embroideries since 2016, showcasing her creations both locally and globally.


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