Brother, nephew of Thomas Kinkade to visit Zionsville gallery


By Heather Collins

The Thomas Kinkade Zionsville Gallery will host its first Kinkade Generations Event Feb. 10 and 11.

The Kinkade Generations Event will feature a visit from art historian Patrick Kinkade (artist Thomas Kinkade’s brother) and his son, Zac Kinkade (Thomas Kinkade’s nephew). Attendees can purchase a new canvas at the Thomas Kinkade Zionsville Gallery by Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios or Zac Kinkade and the new canvas will be eligible for special embellishments, including highlighting by Patrick Kinkade and an original sketch by Zac Kinkade on the back of the canvas.

“It can’t get any more Kinkade than that,” Patrick Kinkade said.

Patrick Kinkade said the embellishments can be whatever the collector desires to enrich the experience of their canvas. Patrick said his brother asked him to assist in these types of events to help provide the one-on-one intimate contact that Thomas Kinkade cherished with collectors of his art.

“He absolutely loved collectors,” Patrick said.

Attendees can also interact with the Kinkades and ask questions and hear stories about Thomas Kinkade.

“(Patrick) is truly genuine with a great sense of humor, and he works so well with Thomas Kinkade collectors and shares wonderful stories about growing up with his brother, some stories that might even surprise you,” gallery owner Barbara Jennings said. “We are really excited to be meeting Zac, his son, who we see as potentially truly carrying the Thomas Kinkade legacy.”

There is no cost to attend the event. Attendees also can contact the gallery prior to the event to discuss adding Kinkade embellishments to a previously-purchased Thomas Kinkade canvas.

The Kinkade Generations Event will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11 in the Thomas Kinkade Zionsville Gallery at CV Art and Frame, located at 110 S. Main St.

For more, call 317-873-3288 or email [email protected]. There is no need to RSV, but attendees wishing to have embellishments added to their Thomas Kinkade canvas must RSVP. Appointments for embellishments are limited. For more, visit