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.


Making Friends with Fear

Business for Life, Program 4 If procrastination, fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of criticism, or any other fears make an impact on your work, this program is for you. This is not a ‘blast through your fears’ kind of workshop. Instead, we will get to know the fears as part of your personality … Continue reading

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C3 Artists Exhibit at Dandelion Gallery

Artwauk Eight talented artists from Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) will participate in Artwauk (pronounced art walk), Waukegan’s monthly art show. Their work will be on display Saturday, April 21, at Dandelion Gallery from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Artwauk has been a monthly event since 2011 when a team of artists, volunteers, city staff, and Waukegan Main Street … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your INSPIRATION?

Business for Life, Program 1 It’s a big question we all get asked – and not an easy one to answer. How do you see art in cast-off metal junk? Is there a way to connect a centuries-old opera to an 8-bit gaming classic? Can browsing Pinterest get your ideas flowing? Whether creativity is an … Continue reading

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Trademarks and Copyrights

SOLD OUT Protecting your ideas and safeguarding your print, video and audio work has never required more vigilance than today, when many social media users share whatever content they wish without thinking twice. Whether you’re a designer, filmmaker, photographer, actor, podcaster, writer — anyone whose digital assets can fall out of your control — you … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of WordPress

WordPress currently powers more than 74 million of the world’s websites. Why? Because it’s robust, customizable, cost-effective and easy to use — once you know how. Explore the ins and outs of building, growing and managing your WordPress website and/or blog at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) with the Wizard of … Continue reading

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Holiday Party 2017

Ho, Ho, Ho! Warm up the oven, stretch your throttle fingers and grab those unwanted gifts and join Chicago Creative Coalition members for our annual Holiday Party! This year’s event, at Fieldhouse Jones, features a festive pot-luck dinner, and in a flashback to the 1960s, slot car racing! Since we will all be driving and will … Continue reading

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Design & Create in VR

Join Chicago Creative Coalition and make paintings with strokes that twirl and dance around you in 3D or create virtual sculptures that you can build from all angles! See where this cutting-edge art form is headed in an exciting hands-on exploration of artists leading the way in illustration, sculpture, 3D modeling and printing, and animation. . … Continue reading

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Gallery Walk 2017

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our annual Gallery Walk on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, as we explore the leading edge of commercial fine art at four River North galleries. It has been a C3 tradition since 1999 to begin our programming year with the opportunity to delve into some of Chicago’s finest galleries (something all of … Continue reading

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Program Planning BBQ

Come out on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. and enjoy a relaxed evening BBQing after work. When we are fully sated, we’ll put our minds to the task of planning the programming and special events calendar for Chicago Creative Coalition’s 2017-18 calendar year. Have your say in what you’d like to see happen … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting 2017

Paint, Wax and Tacos C3 Annual Meeting Encaustic Mixed Media with Jenny Learner Saturday, June 24, 2017 Join C3 for a hands-on look into encaustic art at our Annual Meeting. Jenny Learner, Chicago encaustic artist, will show us the ins and outs of the ancient medium of painting with molten beeswax and pure pigment. Imagine … Continue reading

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