SOFA Returns to Chicago


November isn’t just about Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping! From November 2nd-5th its about a celebration of art and culture. As Chicago looks ahead to its next major art fair, SOFA CHICAGO, check out what exactly makes this art show so unique!


The Show

SOFA which stands for “sculpture objects art and design” is a critically acclaimed art show hosted at the Navy Pier that has been running since 1994. SOFA is unique because it puts its focus on three-dimensional art that crosses the boundaries of typical paintings. Exhibitors from all around the world express their artwork through ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, photography, and much more! The event also has a strong educational emphasis, including a lecture series that allows you to explore trends in the art world.


SOFA CHICAGO is no small scale art show either. On average there are 80 participating dealers and 35,000 attendees over the course of the fair weekend. The shows average sales are estimated to be between $15-20 million per show.


Join the Conversation

Follow @sofaexpo on Instagram and Twitter to view and read about artwork that might be featured at the event! The pages feature some of the coolest works from around the world created by some of the most talented artists, and are sure to give you a good idea at exactly how intricate and diverse these masterpieces are!



Because of the event’s size multiple ticket options exist. Ticket options range from all weekend VIP options at $150 to single day general admission for $20 and many options in between. All ticket options only admit one, however there are additional group rates online. For online and VIP ticket purchases, click here to purchase in advance. The event will be held from 11-7pm both Friday and Saturday with VIP admissions beginning at 10am. On Sunday doors will be open from 12-6pm with no VIP option available.


Don’t miss out on this critically acclaimed celebration of art and culture this year! Grab a friend or family member and check out the best art that Chicago has to offer!




Where: Navy Pier; 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

When: November 2nd, preview 7-9pm; November 3rd, 11-7pm; November 4th, 11-7pm; November 5th, 12-6pm

Admission: 25$ general one day admission, advanced options here



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