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We are professional creatives, artists and people seeking creative ways to live and work in Chicago and beyond.

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AUCTION PREVIEW Thursday, Sep. 23, 7 p.m. (Chicago time) Press PLAY or refresh to watch live, starting at 7 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 she’s … Continue reading

Mental Health Self-Care

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

“Faces of Healthcare Auction” to benefit one of their own

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

Auction for Kathleen

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

Program Planning BBQ 2021

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

Passion and Purpose: Traci Asher & Warren Perlstein

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

Annual Member Meeting 2021

Live and In-Person! The Chicago Creative Coalition Annual Member Meeting: a perfect time to kick-off in-person events as we invent the new “normal” in summer 2021. We will meet at the Dank Haus German Cultural Center for a networking reception and viewing of the exhibit 1 Cancer Patient. Then an in-person Warren Perlstein and a … Continue reading

Micro Meetups

Welcome to C3 Micro Meetups: quick, informal, and fun weekly sessions to connect with the creative community and pick up a few tricks along the way. Zing-Along Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. Come sing and dance your troubles away while getting a great workout! Zing-Along is a singing exercise event featuring sing-alongs to pop … Continue reading