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.

ravenswood_clockC3 at the Ravenswood Artwalk

Join us on Sunday, September 20 from 1-6PM for the Ravenswood Artwalk, a self-guided art walk and social gathering for dinner at a local restaurant. We will tour galleries, venues, artist’s studios and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork along the Ravenswood corridor. The Ravenswood Artwalk also features an Open Market, live music … Continue reading

column_tourLoop Architecture Tour

Join your Chicago Creative Coalition friends and their guests for a guided tour of Chicago’s Architecture in the Loop. C3 member Joey Korom will uncover the hidden secrets of the architectural gems in our great city including: Daley Civic Center and Picasso sculpture (Head of a Woman) Chicago Temple Building and spire Miro’s Chicago (Sculpture) Marquette … Continue reading

george_berlingMy City, Your City

MY CITY, YOUR CITY: A PHOTO MASHUP Grab your friends and neighbors to build a connected, city-wide photomosaic sculpture – and share the City YOU love with the world – on this fun, REAL-TIME interactive adventure for Chicago Artists Month 2015 designed by Chicago Creative Coalition (C3). SIGN UP NOW FOR LIVE TEXTS DURING THE … Continue reading

hot_dogs_bratwurstProgram Planning BBQ 2015

Come out on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6PM 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 2015-16 calendar year. Have your say in what you’d like to see happen for … Continue reading

photoart_fest_IIIPhotoArt Fest III Continued!

PhotoArt Fest III continues with a reception and show! Come out on Thursday, July 30 to a reception for the artists, winners, judges and C3 members for another successful showcase of photography. The show continues at the office of 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, through August 25. Reception Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6-8PM 45th Ward … Continue reading

PhotoArt Fest III at Jeff Fest 2015

Well the judges’ results are in, and from the exceptional field of entries, 50 photos from local Chicago photographers have been selected and will be on display at Jeff Fest on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 & 26, from noon to 7:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Come and enjoy all the festivities, and be sure … Continue reading

PhotoArt Fest 3

Submissions CLOSED. Chicago Creative Coalition is pleased to announce that PhotoArt Fest III, our juried fine art photography exhibition, will again be on exhibition at this year’s Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 25-26, 2015 in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. The top 50 photos as chosen by our judges will be on display, as well … Continue reading

garden1Scavenger Hunt & Picnic

C3 Annual Meeting Bring your sunscreen and your puzzle-solving smarts for what promises to be a memorable summer day at everyone’s favorite outdoor museum — the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. We’ll start the day by forming teams to compete in a fun and unusual scavenger hunt using the Goose Chase app (only one person … Continue reading