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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.

Jan 19, 2024

Join us for a special episode of Art & Cocktails, where we sit down with the dynamic gallerist, Liz Lidgett, the owner of the "Liz Lidgett Gallery" in Des Moines, Iowa. Liz's mission is crystal clear: to make art accessible to all and promote the incredible talent of artists from around the world, with a strong commitment to showcasing at least 50% women artists.


In this enlightening episode, Liz shares her incredible journey from being an art advisor for corporations and individuals to venturing into gallery ownership. Discover how she is devoted to bringing joyful, colorful, and unique artwork to collectors, with pieces priced between $250 to $25,000. Liz believes that making original artwork accessible is the key to building art collections and nurturing a love for art in everyone.

Learn how Liz adapted during the pandemic by creating captivating videos that allowed art enthusiasts to experience the gallery's vibrant atmosphere online. She firmly believes that passion is contagious and strives to provide a bright and beautiful spot for those unable to visit galleries during lockdowns.

But this episode goes beyond the gallery walls. Liz delves into the importance of personal connections, social media interactions, and community building in the art world. Discover her secrets for discovering new artists and finding the perfect gallery to align with your artistic vision and goals.

Liz doesn't stop there; she encourages artists to actively engage in marketing their own work, sharing their stories, and connecting with potential collectors. She believes that galleries offer vital support, but artists should also play an active role in maximizing exposure and sales.

As a bonus, Liz hints at exciting monthly announcements to celebrate the gallery's five-year anniversary and new partnerships beyond the art world. Get ready to be inspired and take notes as we explore the art world with the passionate and visionary Liz Lidgett.


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