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.

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

C3PhotoFestVIGallery2016C3 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

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

c32016annualmeeting_2502016 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

detail of "Feeling Like a Tree" by Irene OleksiukPhotoArt Fest IV

Chicago Creative Coalition is pleased to announce that PhotoArt Fest IV, our juried fine art photography exhibition, will again be on exhibition at this year’s Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 30-31, 2016 in Chicago’s Jefferson Park. The top 50 photos as chosen by our judges will be on display, as well as the 25 top … Continue reading

PrintVideo Thinking

Video has become the de facto language of communication – even (or especially) for children and teens. For many of us who were born in the last century, it remains a foreign concept – even more so to those who have worked professionally in or with photography. So to partially remedy this situation, Chicago Creative Coalition is pleased to present a panel of … Continue reading

learn_jam_250Learn Jam 2.0

Come sample some delicious bite-sized hors d’oeuvres of knowledge, as we tap the vast and varied skill sets of Chicago Creative Coalition’s members in this hands-on, up-close night of tips, tricks, and demos. Bring something to teach a small group, come to learn something new, or do both at this speed-learning event! Learn from our masters … Continue reading

photoshop_master_class_250X250Photoshop Master Class

Do you have basic Photoshop skills, but want to take things up a notch? Do you want to know the techniques and capabilities you should know but don’t? Then don’t miss Chicago Creative Coalition’s Master Class in Photoshop, taught by Aaron Nace – photographer, photoshop guru, and founder of Phlearn. In 2011, after three years … Continue reading