Welcome to "Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration." I am your host, Ekaterina Popova, the artist behind Create! Magazine, here to guide you through the flourishing and dynamic world of contemporary art, creativity, and entrepreneurship, one inspired conversation at a time. In this rejuvenated iteration of the previously known "Create!" podcast, we delve deeper, fostering a space where artists, creators, dreamers, and artpreneurs convene to share their stories and their passion for art, often accompanied by their favorite drinks. "Art & Cocktails" takes you on a journey into the heart of the art world, bringing you closer to the pulse of creativity with heart-to-heart chats that nurture the spirit and resonate with the artist's soul. Each week, join me for enriching conversations with remarkable artists, curators, writers, coaches, and leaders. Together, we uncover the personal journeys that have shaped their creative paths, sharing laughs, stories, and insights over a warm cup of tea or a refreshing glass of wine. So, whether you're an artist seeking inspiration, an aficionado exploring the vibrant landscape of contemporary art, or a dreamer eager to ignite your creative spark, this podcast promises a diverse blend of perspectives, enlightening conversations, and a celebration of the joyous act of creation. As we usher in this new chapter, pour your preferred beverage into your favorite cup, settle into a cozy nook, and prepare yourself for an engaging session of "Art & Cocktails." It's a toast to the boundless realms of creativity, the excitement of artistic exploration, and the joy found in the simple pleasures of life. Here's to celebrating the artist in each one of us, and to the incredible journeys that lie ahead. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails." Cheers to inspiration, creativity, and the vibrant world of contemporary art! Let's get started.