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!

UPCOMING EVENTS we will host and/or attend:  

  • August 6th Northside Art in the Park. We will be vendors there.  or ​
  • August 19th   Art Around Towne  art walk every third Friday at 6pm to 9pm from June to August. This event is one of Northern Kentucky's largest community art walks. The event is free to the public and is located in the area around 19 N. Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas Kentucky. More information about this event can be found at:
  • August 20th  8pm to 10pm  Emergence, a juried art exhibit at Inspirado @the Madison Gallery. Our first collaborative show in the new space. See below
  • ​September 25th Art Off Pike in Covington, KY
  • October 8th Harvest the Arts Festival in Newport

INKAA Education Program is the not-for-profit arts education organization behind the creation of the Art House in Fort Thomas. ​INKAA opened the Art House in November 2015.  The Art House, a 100 years old three story building, had 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 ( 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 (i.e., 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 and uniques art experience for local creatives, collectors, and the local community. We are still renovating our new space above the restaurant and will resume our monthly art exhibits, classes, events, and art business seminars in July 2016.    

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 ​operated by local artists and artisans as partners

Event Description:

Working together with Inspirado co-owner and Madison Gallery founder Chris Green, INKAA is hosting

Emergence, a juried art exhibit at Inspirado @the Madison Gallery on 20 August 2016.  Emergence is our inaugural juried art exhibit to celebrate the merger of INKAA (formerly the “Art House in Fort Thomas”) and the Madison Gallery. This event will feature 18 independent artists from the Greater Cincinnati Area. Pieces from the exhibit will be on display from 20 August 2016 to 9 October 2016.

*Come early and grab some eclectic global cuisine or delicious adult beverages from the Inspirado restaurant in an intimate, casual, fine dining atmosphere.  Reservations are welcome and encouraged.

 Date and Time: 20 August 2016 8pm to 10pm . 

 Location:Inspirado @ the Madison  715 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011  (859) 761-7600

Dining reservations are suggested.

For more information about the new  INKAA Education Program and Madison Gallery collaboration please visit: www.  (our website is a work in progress).

For more information about Inspirado at the Madison or to see their menu please visit: