The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago has been developing on multiple levels since it was launched in 1994. The first show was organized in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers with around 60 exhibitors and almost 15,000 visitors.
Today SOFA Expo is one of the elite art happenings in the world. It was moved to a bigger venue, Navy Pier, and now hosts almost 90 exhibitors and 35 000 visitors. It is worth knowing that sales during the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars.
In the world of art fairs, SOFA Expo distinguishes itself by promoting three-dimensional art and design while being, at the same time, a gathering of exceptional artists and galleries from around the world.
The official program also includes a variety of lectures, talks, demonstrations, book signings, and special events involving the most prestigious galleries, giving an opportunity for the exchange of views and ideas on contemporary global art trends. Access to the SOFA CHICAGO Lecture Series is included in the fair admission.
SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company, the same company that is responsible for world class shows such as Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht events.
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
Thursday, October 31, 2019
VIP Preview | 5 - 9 pm
Public Preview | 7 - 9 pm