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


Fundraising News: Through its donations of a lot art for the silent auction and help with organizing the HAE Night Golf Outing at Tri-County Golf Center in collaboration with organizer and INKAA artist, Mike Mallory, INKAA helped to raise over $14,100 for the  The US Hereditary Angioedema Association

Coming Soon:  Pike Street Maker's Mart

We are seeking to expand our art shows, sales  and art business classes into another additional space while simultaneously re-creating our successful pop-up shop called the Pike Street Maker's Mart once we secure needed funding to improve our targeted spaceWe are looking at a building in Covington Kentucky near Braxton's Brewery.  While we are hoping to be self-sufficient we are looking at raising approximately $9000 in start-up capital to help with needed improvements, start-up costs; marketing costs, and operations costs. We do not want to take out a loan or incur any debt if possible.  

New and Improved Menu at Inspirado @the Madison Gallery. 
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Who Are We:

The Independent Northern Kentucky Artists and Artisans Program, Inc. ("INKAA" or  "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 artists, artisans and craftsmen
•          An arts education organization ​that engages and educates established, emerging, and aspiring artists with needs-based education initiatives
•          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 independent artists and co-owner of  Inspirado at the Madison Gallery in Covington ( 

​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 (a.k.a "Ego"). 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. Therefore, the art gallery is now referred to as the "Madison Gallery powered by INKAA"; ​an important distinction when branding this unique partnership. The Madison Gallery enjoys the benefits of being under INKAA's not-for-profit organizational status. 

*We are still seeking to renovate portions of our new upstairs space above the restaurant/gallery and hope to be done by September 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.   


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

Pictures from Serendipity Rue Art Exhibit featuring all new and emerging  local artists. We had over 120 visitors and supporters that came by the Madison Gallery. 

UPCOMING EVENTS we will host and/or attend:  

  • The Dark Side of Business- 5/27/17 and 6/11/17  11am. Located downstairs in the gallery/restaurant at  Inspirado @the Madison  Gallery  715 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011      *Free art business seminar for Collaborative Members on: Planning and selecting shows; curated shows; marketing artwork on social media. .  Call or Email to RSVP. Only 25 spots available. Brunch provided.  
  • Speak On It - Thursday June 1, 2017  6pm to 11pm.  Spoken word, poetry and open mic event co-hosted by the LGBQT community. Tickets available at Eventbrite
  • Serendipity Rue Art Exhibit-    Thursday June 15, 2017  7pm to 10pm  Opening Reception  Curated and organized by Taylor Renea Kopeschka Serendipity Rueis an art show and sale focusing on the works from popular local emerging artists and artisans. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Brighton Recovery City for Women and  HAE International.  The Show will be up from 6/15/2017-7/15/17.  Location: Upstairs above Inspirado at Madison Gallery 715 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011.    Facebook link:
  • Dine and Design: Pot Party  and Wine and Design Paint Nite-  Every month   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. Groupon link:
  •  Taste of Newport- INKAA will be vendors at this phenomenal annual art show in Newport  Kentucky on Sunday June 4, 2017. 11 AM - 6 PM
    Location: 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071
       Facebook link: HERE  or
  • Loveland Frog Music Festival
    Hosted by Loveland Frog Music Festival and Loveland Castle
    Saturday, June 10 at 5 PM - 11 PM
    Event page:
    Location: Loveland Castle  12025 North Shore Drive, Loveland, Ohio 45140     Get Directions
    (513) 683-4686   Tickets Available: