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.
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Since 1999, Chicago Creative Coalition members have gone on an art walk in the fall to view interesting work, “share and air our aesthetic opinions in friendly company, and re-inspire and rejuvenate our creative spirits.” (Took that right out of our 1999 program description!) One of Illinois’ largest public art collections is located where you … Continue reading
Creative Health & Wholeness Covid-19 has certainly made the concept of health top-of-mind for most of us this past year (or is it decade?) and more. And the concept of health includes far more than merely the narrow medical aspect of surviving this particular virus. Our mental, emotional and financial health are tested daily. We … Continue reading
AUCTION CLOSE Live-Stream! Thursday, Sep. 30, 6:30 p.m. (Chicago time) Press PLAY or refresh to watch live, starting at 6:30 p.m. QUICK LINKS Bid on Auction Items Bidding opens Thursday, Sep. 23 at 7 p.m. Bidding closes Thursday, Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. Record a Video Message to Kathleen We’re making a video telling Kathleen … Continue reading
Creative Health & Wholeness If you missed the Webinar, we have the recording here until October 21, 2021. Covid-19 has certainly made the concept of health top-of-mind for most of us this past year (or is it decade?) and more. And the concept of health includes far more than merely the narrow medical aspect of … Continue reading
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2021 “Faces of Healthcare Auction” to benefit one of their own. https://fundraiser.support/ChicagoCreativeCoalition As part of their “Creative Health and Wellness” series, the Chicago Creative Coalition(C3) has created a benefit auction. The proceeds are to benefit Kathleen Kearns’ effort to beat cancer. The preview is launching on September 1, today! Kathleen … Continue reading
Chicago Creative Coalition’s immediate past president, Kathleen Kearns, is battling HER2+ cancer. Unfortunately, one of the realities of this cancer is you are never cured: you hope for long periods of remission, and each test – which are done frequently and regularly – ushers in another round of anxiety and worry. And, she has just … Continue reading
Live and In-Person! The best way to ensure you get something out of Chicago Creative Coalitions upcoming year of programming is to let us know what you want. And a great way to do that is to take part in our Annual Program Planning BBQ! There will be time to drink and chat and generally … Continue reading
Artist Speaker Series When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed. Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key … Continue reading