SOFA at 21

SOFA, Chicago’s art fair fixture, (it has 21 years to EXPO’s 3), brings a unique experience to Navy Pier each November. Its focus on sculpture, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and more 3-dimensional art is eye-opening to even the most seasoned visitor. Design has also been making a logical and welcome mark on the fair in recent years, since the ties between art and function are so visible at SOFA.

Watch for museum-style presentations by renowned institutions and organizations, including Cranbook Academy of Art, Pittsburg Glass Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Collectors of Wood Art.

SOFA Selects, which features favorites of designers, curators and critics, includes Suzanne Lovell, Kara Mann, Emily Zilber and Davira Taragin, and James Yood.

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Image at top: SOFA CHICAGO 2013, Photo by Cheri Eisenberg