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.

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How to Be a Badass Creative

Congrats! You are a creative genius! As they say, that and five bucks will get you a latte. So how‘re you gonna make those five bucks, anyway? No matter how creative you are, whether you work alone or want to start a small company, you need to know some business basics. The evolution from being … Continue reading


20th Annual Gallery Walk

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our 20th Annual Gallery Walk on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 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 … Continue reading


Apple’s ARKit

Program will be rescheduled! Sorry, but we need to reschedule this program. We will post the new date as soon as we have it set. Augmented Reality for All! It’s time to take your interactivity off the screen and get it out into the real world! Upgrade the skills you already have to bring touch … Continue reading


2018 Program Planning BBQ

The great programs Chicago Creative Coalition produces each year are the result of  lots of hard work, connections with creatives in many industries, and much experience. But the ideas for what to produce come from You. So come on out Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. to C3’s Program Planning BBQ and provide your … Continue reading


Annual Meeting 2018

Get ready to immerse yourself in adventure! On Tuesday, June 26, C3 members and their guests will pit their wits against the immersive environments at The Escape Game. In small groups, we will be locked into rooms where each team will need to work together to uncover clues, complete mission tasks, and ultimately (and hopefully!) … Continue reading


Making Friends with Fear

Business for Life, Program 4 If procrastination, fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of criticism, or any other fears make an impact on your work, this program is for you. This is not a ‘blast through your fears’ kind of workshop. Instead, we will get to know the fears as part of your personality … Continue reading


C3 Artists Exhibit at Dandelion Gallery

Artwauk Eight talented artists from Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) will participate in Artwauk (pronounced art walk), Waukegan’s monthly art show. Their work will be on display Saturday, April 21, at Dandelion Gallery from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Artwauk has been a monthly event since 2011 when a team of artists, volunteers, city staff, and Waukegan Main Street … Continue reading


Marketing and Mindfulness

How to Get Your Head Together and Get More Business Anyone who’s ever obsessed over a situation –and wished they could stop thinking about it – knows the suffering that mental loops create. Here’s the good news: all of those negative states start in the mind (consciousness), and that’s where they can be fixed. Carolyn … Continue reading