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 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.
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.
• To read CGN's 2019 exhibitor announcement, click here.
• To see the list of gallery exhibitions and events happening around Chicago during art fair weekend, click here.
2019 dates and times:
Thursday, October 31, 2019: 5 - 9 pm
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
VIP Preview Party:
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 + 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 also available. Cash and credit cards (Visa | MasterCard | American Express) accepted.
For information on planning a group visit or group ticket rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Note: High School group tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Transit and parking:
Shuttle Service: Courtesy shuttles will run between SOFA Chicago's Entrance 2 at Navy Pier, The MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the River North Gallery District.
Shuttles operate continuously from 12–8pm Friday and Saturday; Sunday 11am – 2pm