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.

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

Holiday Zoo Lights

Join Chicago Creative Coalition for our annual family Holiday get-together, this year taking in the sights, sounds and smells at Lincoln Park ZooLights. Festive activities include: Photos with Santa Free crafts for children Unique educational chats 3D displays Warm spiced wine, frosty lagers and delicious holiday snacks available for purchase Holiday gift shopping Live ice-sculpture carving … Continue reading

Get Creative with Google

Focus your energy on creative and strategic work, not busy work. Does all your technology slow you down or speed you up? Tom Stuenkel and Rob Austin, Managing Partners at WorkSite believe that technology should support your business every second of every day. Join us to get a real-world, hands on (bring your lap top), introduction … Continue reading

C3 Gallery Walk 2016

This year’s event takes us back to River North to view and learn about artists that inspire change and cultivate a culture consciousness through their work. A Chicago Gallery News docent will be our guide. We meet at 5:45 pm at the Andrew Bae Gallery, tour starts at promptly at 6 pm. Featured galleries: Gallery … Continue reading

606 Walking Tour

Join Chicago Creative Coalition as we tour the 606 – Chicago’s exciting new elevated linear park stretching over 2 miles long above the city. Learn about its history, art, and grass roots development. Then we’ll grab a bite of Costa Rican food in the neighborhood along the trail at Irazu and head back. Start and end at the 606 trail … Continue reading

Video Making: Hands On

On September 14, 2016, join Chicago Creative Coalition for Part 2 in our video series with Video Making: Hands-On at Sulzer Regional Library where we’ll twist knobs, push buttons, build our own gadgets, edit on phones, tablets and laptops, try out some super cool toys and then GO OUT AND SHOOT! Afterwards, we’ll reconvene to compare notes, share ideas, and … Continue reading

C3 PhotoArt Fest IV Gallery Show 2016

PhotoFest winners, plus additional works by C3 members will be hung in a month-long show at Alderman John Arena’s 45th Ward Office Gallery. The show starts Wednesday, September 7 and will run through September 27. All art work will be for sale. Gallery Opening Night Please join us to meet the artists, celebrate our volunteers, … Continue reading

2016 C3 Annual Meeting

C3 2016 Annual Meeting Please join us June 25 for a bouncing good time at the C3 Annual Meeting. We will start at the Helium Trampoline & Climbing Park in New Berlin, Wisconsin. After the our excursion we will hold the meeting to formally elect the Board of Directors and have lunch provided by C3. … Continue reading