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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 17, 2024

On this episode, Kat shares how the seeds of entrepreneurship were planted early on through an unexpected and unlikely opportunity. She talks about how she got started with creating art shows for others and eventually herself and what inspired her to do this. This episode also discusses how she met her friend, partner, and co-writer, Alicia Puig, through student-run galleries.

Kat shares:

  • Understanding beginner's luck and embracing challenges
  • College years and collaborative ventures in student-run galleries with Alicia Puig
  • Overcoming financial struggles in college
  • Kat's transformation into a gallery director: unexpected opportunity, initial fears, and skill development
  • Kat's passion for empowering artists and entrepreneurs: encouraging action and overcoming imposter syndrome
  • Leadership and responsibility: personal growth from a shy art kid to a confident leader and encouragement to create opportunities

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