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SOFA CHICAGO

(31 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019)

https://www.sofaexpo.com/

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SOFA CHICAGO
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
60611
Chicago IL
United States

 

NAVY PIER

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.

 

Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1993, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.

 

SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago's major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.

 

With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.

 

SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.

 

HISTORY

 

1993-Present. SOFA CHICAGO was inaugurated at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers with 58 exhibitors and 14,000 persons attending. In 1995, SOFA Chicago moved to Festival Hall at Chicago's historic Navy Pier. Since then, the fair has grown steadily in the number of exhibitors, averaging 85-90 galleries in recent years, and attendance has increased over 100%. The attendance has increased to 35,000 people attending over four days in recent years.

 

SOFA NEW YORK was held at the Park Avenue Armory from 1998-2012. Averaging 40 dealers, this boutique-style fair was a favorite for dealers and attendees alike.

 

EXIBITORS LIST (available soon)

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

 

LOCATION

Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

 

DATES AND TIMES

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019: 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 2, 2019: 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 3, 2019: 12 - 6 pm

 

Opening Night Preview

Thursday, October 31, 2019
VIP Preview | 5 - 9 pm
Public Preview | 7 - 9 pm

Tickets available online or at the door. Cash and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express accepted.

A benefit for ChiArts

 

Opening Night Preview

Opening Night Preview + 3 Day Pass | $155 VIP (5 - 9 pm) | $80 Public (7 - 9 pm)

Opening Night VIP Preview ONLY | $70

Opening Night VIP Public ONLY | $55

General Admission | $25

Three-Day General Admission Pass | $35

Students | $20

Seniors (65+) | $15

Tickets available at the door, online tickets available here. Cash and credit cards (Visa | MasterCard | American Express) accepted. For information on planning a group visit or group ticket rates, contact nicole.shorette@urban-expo.com for more information. Note: High School group tickets were limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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