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.


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. Hot Stuff! Lampwork Glass Beads Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Glass – that marvelous liquid that acts like a solid. So colorful, so fragile, and a great chance … Continue reading

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The Soul of Freelancing

FREE Webinar May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Freelancing. Working for yourself. Life as a Creative Professional. You’ve heard all about it, and maybe even have got some tips on how to DO it. But what kind of person do you have to BE to work for yourself? To be able to hunt down projects, know … Continue reading

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Communicate Your Value

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 2 Every creative has something special to offer their prospective clients, something they do better or differently than their peers. How do you best communicate that to prospective clients, so they can see the value to them in hiring you? Our speaker, Chicago photographer Alex Garcia, has been on … Continue reading

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ASMP Chicago/Midwest Strictly Business 2020

Strictly Business is a one-day photography conference that brings together experts in the field to focus on best business practices and so much more. Working collaboratively with speakers ranging from mindfulness specialists, commercial and editorial photographers, and leaders in Chicago’s photography industry, join us for engaging sessions where speakers share their career expertise while sparking conversations and … Continue reading

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Holiday Party 2019

Kick off your most joyous holiday season ever by attending C3’s annual Holiday Party! It will be a family-friendly affair, suitable for children of all ages (that includes you, too, Nate!). Please bring a pot luck contribution suitable for dinner or munchies. C3 will take care of libations. Take part in our infamous White Elephant … Continue reading

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21st Annual Gallery Walk

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our 21st Annual Gallery Walk on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, as we explore the leading edge of commercial fine art in West Town. This neighborhood of immigrant cultures has become known for its eclectic, artsy vibe in recent years. Galleries – both established and new – have helped make West … Continue reading

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Social Media Elevated

Nothing elevates your brand’s social media presence quite like video — and the higher the quality the better the results. If you’re a content provider, agency creative, brand manager or anyone looking to ramp up your image, you’ll want to join Chicago Creative Coalition and our panel of social media gurus at Zacuto Studios on … Continue reading

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Program Planning BBQ 2019

C3 Program Planning BBQ Extraordinaire! Come get your creative on at an unforgettable extravaganza with Chicago Creative Coalition, complete with meats, beats, and interactive treats that have to be experienced to be believed, designed by our very own Creative Genius George Berlin. Nosh away and jam on retro video games as we light up the whole … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting 2019

Live the art of the South Loop We rush through streets under the spell of the routine, leaving the beauty of our city obscured in shades of grey. It’s when we stop to breathe in our culture that we nourish the artist within. In this city, we live art and it keeps us creating and … Continue reading

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Creative Collaboration in a Gig Economy

What does it mean to collaborate? “Going it alone” doesn’t mean we don’t need partners. It just means we need partners we can trust, who “get” our process, and that we can work with on a two-way street: someone who knows how to fill the gaps perfectly. But how do we find the best people … Continue reading

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