UPCOMING EVENTS we will host and/or attend:  

  • The Dark Side of Business- 1/21/17  11am. Located downstairs in the gallery/restaurant at  Inspirado @the Madison  Gallery  715 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011      *Free art business seminar on: 2016 -2017 filing taxes, tax deductions, small business filings.  Call or Email to RSVP. Only 35 spots available. Brunch provided.  
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner- January 26th 6pm to 9pm- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a charity benefit for Cincinnati Children's Hospital's  StarShine Hospice program, Hosted by Charisse Gibson (Anchor Fox News 19), Susan Brewer (Starshine Hospice Board) and INKAA.
  • Power to the People-    Sunday January 29, 2017  5pm to 9pm Opening Reception  Power to the Peopleis a theme-based art exhibit featuring conscious works by: Al Harden, Anthony Evans, Parrish Monk, Bill Dirkes, Anthony Stollings, Ruthie Meyers, Amira,  and Jim Knight. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Brighton Recovery City for Women and  Starshine Hospice.  The Show will be up from 1/29/2017-2/31/17.
  • Dine and Design: Pot Party-  2/7/17   Dinner starts at 6pm.  Reservations required.  Located downstairs in the gallery/restaurant at  Inspirado @the Madison Gallery  715 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011. Discount tickets available at Groupon.
  • Outspoken- February 8, 2017  6pm to 10pm.  Spoken word, poetry and open mic event co-hosted by the LGBQT community. Tickets available at Eventbrite
  •  To Hell with Cancer: Dina's Last Stand   2/10/17 5pm to 10pm.   Descritpion: Dina, one of our own has terminal cancer. Dina wants to go out with a bang partying and painting with her INKAA family and friends. Dina is a fighter however she wants to spend her last days and energy with us. Join us to honor her life, legacy, and last wishes. Family and friends welcome. Location:  Upstairs above Inspirado at Madison Gallery 715 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011. Please park in back.

Who Are We:

INKAA Education Program 501c-3 is in part:
An art business incubator ​that actively helps (for free) creatives navigate the "business side" of the art world
•          An art gallery focused on local artists and artisans from the Greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky areas
•          A local artisan retail shop with one-of-a-kind creations from local artisans
•          An arts education organization ​that engages and educates established, emerging, and aspiring artists 
•          And a volunteer run artists collaborative ​and art activist community operated by local artists, artisans and small creative businesses as  collaborative partners

Our Story: INKAA Education Program is unique the not-for-profit arts education organization behind the creation of the former Art House in Fort Thomas. After incoprating in August 2014  ​INKAA opened the Art House in November 2014.  The Art House, a 100 years old three story building, housed over  72 independent artists and artisans, over 20 small artisan created businesses, and 5 organizations and partners that shared the Art House space for events, classes, and meetings. However, in May 2016 INKAA closed the Art House in Fort Thomas to developed a strategic partnership with Inspirado at the Madison Gallery in Covington (www.inspiradocov.com). 

​Inspirado @The Madison Gallery ​is a gallery with a fine dining restaurant.  Inspirado serves artfully delicious, eclectic global cuisine made by co-owner and artisan chef Baron Shirley. Inspirado is partly owned by Kentucky artist and UC biology professor Dr. Chris Green; Chris' focus is on the gallery portion of the restaurant (e.g., the Madison Gallery).  As the Executive Director of INKAA, Kentucky artist and college professor Dr. Parrish G. Monk and Dr. Chris Green of the Madison Gallery have decided to join forces to continue to help empower local artists and artisans and provide an accessible, inclusive and unique art experience for local creatives, art collectors, small business owners, creative entrepreneurs,  and the local community in which we live and serve.

*We are still renovating portions of our new space above the restaurant/gallery and hope to be done by July 2017. We are building free studio spaces for working artists, another gallery for collaborative members, and a state-of-the-art classroom and art resources center where we can continue to help out with the "business-side" of the art world and provide excellent services to underserved populations.   

The Independent Northern Kentucky Artists and Artisans Education Program (INKAA)


P-art business incubator, P-art gallery, P-art artisan retail shop, P-art education...ALL COOPERATIVE!

Coming Soon:  Pike Street Maker's Mart


We will re-create our successful pop-up shop called the Pike Street Maker's Mart located at 31 W. Pike Street Covington, Kentucky 41011 (across from Braxton's Brewery in the old Passionate Arts Center Building). This will kick-off  our working artists'  season with a bang!  

Shop Hours:

Tuesdays 4pm to 8pm 

​Fridays 10am to 1pm   4pm-8pm

Saturdays 10am to 8pm

​Sundays 12noon -5pm

Free to the public.

From glasswork to sculpture to jewelry to paintings...there will be works from over 22 local artists and artisans at the shop including:
Logan Walden, Matt Meyung, Ryan Hill, Brian Crash Beck, David Estep, Christopher McCall,  Benjamin Kaczmarek, Parrish Monk, Mike Mallory, Joe Drury, Jamie Anton and many more.

For more information about the Inspirado at the Madison Gallery or to see their menu please visit: www.inspiradocov.com