Arts & Creativity Resources

Here’s where you’ll find posts on the fine arts side of creativity, for and about painters, authors, crafters, sculptors and other artisans. Look for current news of gallery and museum events, upcoming exhibitions featuring C3 members, and tips about creative inspiration and the artist’s process.


Everything Revolves Around Something…

Mary Wagner’s drawings are exercises in chaos and order. They are both complex mathematical networks and candy-colored psychedelic dreamscapes. At the quantum level they are mere curvilinear paths arching around some absent center. Through repetition the lines warm and complicate. Patterns pile on top of each other taking on form and depth. Value and texture … Continue reading

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McCormick Place Art Walk

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

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Introduction to Zen Meditation and Breath Work

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

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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

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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

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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

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Passion and Purpose: Anne Krause

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

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Passion and Purpose: George Berlin

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

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Passion and Purpose: Paul Elledge

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

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Steven Fischer’s Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony Workshop

Join C3 and Steven Fischer for a workshop comprised of completely interactive exercises aimed at helping people flex their creativity muscles, condition divergent thinking, strengthen imagination, and help us understand our natural creativity. Since storytelling is the universal human language, we will have fun creating our own stories. Steven will lead us through a series … Continue reading

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