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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Cartoon Thinking

How Cartoon Thinking Helps [Your Job Here] How do you approach uncomfortable topics at work, or even in your personal or public life? Ideally you’d do it with the same creativity you apply to the work you enjoy. But anxiety, fear, and other negative feelings can trigger tunnel vision and brute-force, quick-fix thinking – which … Continue reading

Hello Goodbye!

Our theme this year is Re-Emerge, Re-Imagine, and Re-Create, and we’re ready to put the past two difficult years behind us. Join us for our first IRL (in real life) program of 2023: Hello Goodbye!  There is so much to say GOODBYE to and leave behind as we re-emerge with games songs and activities. Many … Continue reading

Who Are You Today?

Shapeology Picture Perfect Personality Who are you today? POSTPONED. PROGRAM WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOON. Which version of you wants to show up? Often we have many different versions of ourselves: the assertive business professional, the daring artist, the witty parent, the fiery perfectionist, the crafty activist, and so on. But the most important way to … Continue reading

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