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.

The Ins and Outs of WordPress

WordPress currently powers more than 74 million of the world’s websites. Why? Because it’s robust, customizable, cost-effective and easy to use — once you know how. Explore the ins and outs of building, growing and managing your WordPress website and/or blog at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) with the Wizard of … Continue reading

Trademarks and Copyrights

Protecting your ideas and safeguarding your print, video and audio work has never required more vigilance than today, when many social media users share whatever content they wish without thinking twice. Whether you’re a designer, filmmaker, photographer, actor, podcaster, writer — anyone whose digital assets can fall out of your control — you must be … Continue reading

Design & Create in VR

Join Chicago Creative Coalition and make paintings with strokes that twirl and dance around you in 3D or create virtual sculptures that you can build from all angles! See where this cutting-edge art form is headed in an exciting hands-on exploration of artists leading the way in illustration, sculpture, 3D modeling and printing, and animation. . … Continue reading

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