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.


Holiday Party 2022

What’s an Awesome Way to Spend a Holiday Evening? C3’s annual Holiday Party! This year our family-friendly party is in the client space for CineCity Studios! There will be great people, our traditional White Elephant (re)gift exchange, games, libations and tasty treats to share. Please bring a pot luck contribution suitable for dinner or munchies. … Continue reading


Weirdos Making Art Together

Re-emerge, Re-imagine, Re-create A series of programs to help us successfully shake off the miasma created by the pandemic. The “Exquisite Corpse” Group Art Project as Re-imagined by C3 You are exquisitely invited to bring your corpse and its favorite accouterments to create a collective art project with Chicago Creative Coalition. You may wonder what … Continue reading


2022 Art Walk

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World 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!) This year we will trek … Continue reading


What’s Your Super Power?

Re-emerge, Re-imagine, Re-create A series of programs to help us successfully shake off the miasma created by the pandemic. In order to Re-, we need to first know who we are and where we are at. Enneagram Workshop Individualist. Skeptic. Perfectionist. What’s Your Super Power? FREE Zoom Workshop September 14 If you were to describe … Continue reading


Program Planning BBQ 2022

Live and In-Person! The best way to ensure you get something out of Chicago Creative Coalition’s 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! It’s a backyard BBQ, so there will be plenty of … Continue reading


Annual Meeting 2022

Even if it’s not true, we can at least play at not having a care in the world, at least for an hour or so! Join fellow Chicago Creative Coalition members for a lazy afternoon on the Chicago River for drinks, snacks and conversation prior to our Annual Member Meeting. At the meeting, Board members … Continue reading


Creative Cross-Training

Creative Health & Wholeness Covid-19 has made the concept of health top-of-mind for most of us this past year (or is it decade?) and more. Our mental, emotional and financial health are tested daily. Chicago Creative Coalition is providing information, tools, resources, and experiences to help creatives thrive in this trying time. It’s Like Speed … Continue reading


Surviving the Pandemic Creatively

C3 Member Art Show & Sale See what Chicago Creative Coalition members have been up to the past couple of years. Just because there’s a pandemic, that’s no reason to stop creating art. In fact for some, it was even more reason. Come and check us out at: DANK Haus German Cultural Center Gallery 4740 … Continue reading