Arts & Creativity Resources

Here’s where you’ll find posts on the fine arts side of creativity, for and about painters, authors, crafters, sculptors and other artisans. Look for current news of gallery and museum events, upcoming exhibitions featuring C3 members, and tips about creative inspiration and the artist’s process.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Arts on Elston 2017 Artists

The Avondale Restaurant Crawl‘s mission is to help people know, appreciate, & support culinary artists working at Avondale restaurants along Elston Avenue from Prop Theater south to Belmont Avenue. The event is also designed to help people know, appreciate, and support Northwest Side performing artists whose talent enhances the overall experience for guests. This popular … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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