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.


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


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


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