The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago 2019, 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.
WHEN: Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd, SOFA Chicago is the largest and longest-running art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Celebrating its 26th year the fair is known for its dedication showing notable works of art spanning the categories of craft, design, and fine art attracting regional collectors and 40,000 visitors each year. SOFA Chicago is a celebrated part of Chicago’s cultural calendar.
VIP OPENING PREVIEW Thursday, Oct. 31 | 5-7 pm GENERAL ADMISSION Thursday, Oct. 31 | 7-9 pm Friday, Nov. 1 | 11 am – 7 pm Sat. Nov. 2 | 11-7 pm Sun. Nov. 3| 12-6 pm
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SOFA is held annually in the fall in Chicago at Navy Pier. There are about 80 dealers and usually 35,000 people attend the event with sales estimated at $15-20 million per show.
“Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, 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.”
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Access to the SOFA CHICAGO Lecture Series is included with fair admission. Lecture Series rooms A and B are on the upper level of show floor, above entrance at the east end of Festival Hall.