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LAKE FX 2015 Expo

Join Chicago Creative Coalition at the inaugural Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. The theme is Improvisation and Innovation, which fits right in with our programming year. C3 will have a table on April 17-18, 10am–4pm at the Chicago Cultural Center. Connect with other creatives, network … Continue reading


C3 to Host Design Students from Mexico

On April 21, 2015, Chicago Creative Coalition members will host 13 students from the School of Graphic and Industrial Design, Universidad Anåhuac Querétaro in Mexico. We will have a networking dinner where students and C3 members can talk about the profession of design. If you are interested in attending and have not done so, email … Continue reading


C3 Members Critique Portfolios

Former C3 member Michael Maddox is a professor at Prairie State College (2-year school) http://prairiestate.edu/. He has asked C3 members to do portfolio critiques for his graduating fine and applied arts students. They have students who will show graphic design, illustration, photography, besides various visual fine arts. They will also have animation, video and website projects. This … Continue reading


dino-planter150x150C3 Upcycling at Chicago Art Mart

  Chicago Art Mart—A Festival of Creative Re-Use—Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary is happening at Superior Street Center for the Arts Saturday May 2 from noon–8pm at 2744 W. Superior Street. Gathering artisans, makers and fine artists from throughout the Chicago area, Chicago Art Mart captures the essence of everything upcycled and recycled. Featuring one of a kind wearable art, functional sculpture, fine art, and … Continue reading


c3_bananas_thumbExpose Your Creativity: Go Bananas

Join C3’s Chief Exploration Officer George Berlin and his band of wacky Creative Geniuses for this fun hands-on program about invention, curiosity, tinkering, making stuff, and asking “what if?” Inquisitive kids and their respective grown-ups are invited to come explore “Scratch” a simple and intuitive programming environment made at MIT for kids of all ages. … Continue reading


Expose YourselfExpose Yourself: Interactive Programs to Jumpstart Your New Year

Chicago Creative Coalition is presenting a series of interactive programs for its members and friends to warm your winter and challenge you to take a creative risk. For the next four months, we’ll host a program each month to teach you to speak with presence about who you are and what you offer as a … Continue reading


PrintBreak out of Your Shell

February 17, we get some fresh ideas on how to stay on your toes for pitches, meetings, and innovation at Expose Yourself: Break out of your Shell – Improv for Business with Mark Carter and Greg Werstler. They will help us bust down the walls with performance exercises and ways to use improvisational techniques for business and creativity. Mark … Continue reading


catherine_johnsExpose Yourself: Speak for Your Work

Expose Yourself: Speak for Your Work – January 15, 2015  with Catherine Johns, radio legend and career coach Your work is meaningful, even magnificent. And it’s tempting to think clients will “get it” without much input from you. Sadly, that website, photograph or video does not speak for itself.  You need to speak for your work and … Continue reading