UPCOMING EVENTS we will host and/or attend:
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!
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
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All Rights Reserved. No pictures, images, or words can be copied, reproduced, or redistributed without express written consent from the Director, Governing Board, or the individual artists and artisans who own the rights to their artwork and related images.