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.


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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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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C3 Artists Show at Oggi Chicago Gallery

Thirteen members of Chicago Creative Coalition will be showcasing some of their recent work at Oggi Gallery Chicago, February 15 to March 22, 2019. Closing party March 22, 6-9 p.m. Art. Music. Wine. Food. Fun! Oggi Chicago, which is located in the Heart of Italy neighborhood, is a blend of art studio, art gallery, art incubator … Continue reading

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Organize Your Shi_!

PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6. DPO Flow – Organizing Digital Photos Join Certified Photo Organizer Caroline Guntur of OrganizingPhotos.net for a closer look at how to best organize your digital photos! You will learn how to designate a digital photo hub, how to create a consistent file naming convention, and get help on figuring out your … Continue reading

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20th Annual Gallery Walk

Join Chicago Creative Coalition in our 20th Annual Gallery Walk on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 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 … Continue reading

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Apple’s ARKit

Program will be rescheduled! Sorry, but we need to reschedule this program. We will post the new date as soon as we have it set. Augmented Reality for All! It’s time to take your interactivity off the screen and get it out into the real world! Upgrade the skills you already have to bring touch … Continue reading

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2018 Program Planning BBQ

The great programs Chicago Creative Coalition produces each year are the result of  lots of hard work, connections with creatives in many industries, and much experience. But the ideas for what to produce come from You. So come on out Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. to C3’s Program Planning BBQ and provide your … Continue reading

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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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