Welcome to the home of the Chicago Creative Coalition! Our mission is to enrich, educate and inspire creative lives — your life and ours.

We are professional creatives, artists and people seeking creative ways to live and work in Chicago and beyond.

Read about our programs and special events below. Come out to experience what we are about firsthand. If you are not a member, click here to join. If you are a member and have not created a page for your portfolio, click here and follow the instructional tutorial.

We are happy you found us. Join us at our next program or event.


Gallery Walk 2017

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our annual Gallery Walk on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, as we explore the leading edge of commercial fine art at four River North galleries. It has been a C3 tradition since 1999 to begin our programming year with the opportunity to delve into some of Chicago’s finest galleries (something all of … Continue reading


Program Planning BBQ

Come out on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. and enjoy a relaxed evening BBQing after work. When we are fully sated, we’ll put our minds to the task of planning the programming and special events calendar for Chicago Creative Coalition’s 2017-18 calendar year. Have your say in what you’d like to see happen … Continue reading


Annual Meeting 2017

Paint, Wax and Tacos C3 Annual Meeting Encaustic Mixed Media with Jenny Learner Saturday, June 24, 2017 Join C3 for a hands-on look into encaustic art at our Annual Meeting. Jenny Learner, Chicago encaustic artist, will show us the ins and outs of the ancient medium of painting with molten beeswax and pure pigment. Imagine … Continue reading


C3 Spring Show

Celebrate Spring with Chicago Creative Coalition! Join C3 and Photography Wine & Critique members showcasing arts and crafts in beautiful Avondale at Arts on Elston, 3446 N. Albany Avenue, Chicago, June 7, 9, 10 & 11, 2017. The exhibition and sale features: Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 2017, 5 to 10 p.m. Showing Wednesday, June … Continue reading


Web Design and Neuromarketing

Andy Crestodina, co-founder and Strategic Director of Orbit Media, an award-winning 38-person web design company in Chicago, will take us into a journey of the Mind. Web Design and Neuromarketing will cover Better Mousetraps: A Content-Driven Approach to Conversion Optimization 15 Things To Remove From Your Website Immediately Brain Science and Websites: 6 Ways to … Continue reading


Whole New World: Virtual Reality

Enjoy a product demo without a product; take a building tour before it’s even built. Escape to virtual worlds for games, communication, learning, or even design and painting in 3D! We’ll be taking an (actual) trip over to the interactive studios of Leviathan to explore VR for ourselves with headsets, whole-room tracking you can walk … Continue reading


Life Interactive: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is taking the world by storm. Pokemon Go set the record for most app store downloads in a week. We’ll head over to Next/Now – an amazing interactive studio – to check out how they use AR, mixed-reality, body-tracking and other cool tech for trade shows, public art installations like the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park, product … Continue reading


Rock-n-Bowl Creatives Networking

What better way to start the New Year? Bowling, booze, eats, and networking! Join Chicago Creative Coalition for an amazing night of fun and schmoozing with creatives from all over the city – photographers, art directors, illustrators, actors, writers, and agency folks from a wide range of organizations. We’ll have cool ice breakers and ugly shoes for everyone! … Continue reading