AYA024 How to Build an Artist Community with Beth Inglish

In today’s episode, I chat with the Nashville-based artist Beth Inglish. From an early age she knew she wanted to be a scuba diver. After graduating with her BA in marketing from UT-Austin she packed her bags and moved from Austin, TX to the US Virgin Islands to be a scuba instructor. After a few years the thrill wore off and she packed her bags again and moved to Nashville to pursue her true passion, art. Not knowing anyone in Nashville she worked extra hard to put herself and her art out into the community. In the process, she created the Nashville Creative group which now has over 4800 members who are working together to get their art out into the world. We speak at length about her approach to change and fear and how she transitions from one career to the next.


Beth Inglish is an artist and creative entrepreneur in Nashville, TN.

Beth uses an intuitive painting process to create expressive work inspired by the energy that is resonated by her inner light. She describes her process as, “painting energy and expressing freedom”, because as a survivor of sexual abuse and trauma Beth has found her voice of overcoming struggle through the process of painting. She uses line and color to paint a story of hope.

She is also the founder of the Nashville Creative Group, the Southeast’s largest creative network with 4,800+ creative entrepreneurs including artists, writers, poets, musicians, teachers and culture enthusiasts. Since 2012 she has been developing an online creative network and established a new standard for artists to communicate. Through her network, she promotes programs to engage the community and helps thousands of creative entrepreneurs to connect.

As a creative entrepreneur, she uses traditional and digital marketing to connect audiences and create momentum. Beth is particularly skilled at developing strategies to authentically engage audiences online and offline to connect people and build relationships. She uses innovative thinking to create programs that utilize our strengths to collectively create even more value.


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fearby Elizabeth Gilbert

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battlesby Steven Pressfield




Twitter: @bethinglish

Nashville Creative Group


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About the author, Yuri

Yuri Cataldo is the founder of the multiple international award winning bottled water company IndigoH2O, and an award-winning set/costume designer. He has worked on Broadway, in Film, Dance, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011, he founded & bootstrapped IndigoH2O bottled alkaline mineral water, which has won multiple international awards and was named the 2015 best tasting water in the world. IndigoH2O has been sold all over the world, been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy’s, the MTV VMA’s, and in 75+ articles & news stories in the last 2 years. (CNN, BuzzFeed, INC, Playboy, Huffington Post, PBS, Indy Star, Boston Globe, etc.). He is also the host of the Advance your Art podcast which is focused on the journey from artist to entrepreneur and back again.

Yuri holds a BA from Indiana University in Drama, an MFA in design from Yale School of Drama, an independent study at The Juilliard School, and in 2013 was named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana

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