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A full schedule of lectures that take place Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at Navy Pier Festival Hall.  Complete schedule available now!

Featuring special installations and demonstrations by leading museums and arts organizations in the fields of craft and design. 

A full schedule of book signings, booth talks, discussions and film presentations that take place in exhibitors booths available now!

THE 21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO ART AND DESIGN FAIR EXPERIENCES HIGHEST ATTENDANCE IN YEARS, STRONG SALES, RAVE REVIEWS

CHICAGO (December 2, 2014) —SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, celebrated its 21st annual fair with its highest attendance numbers in years and strong sales reported from galleries. SOFA CHICAGO took place at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, November 7-9, with an Opening Preview Night on November 6. In all, more than 36,000 attended the four-day fair, which featured nearly 70 galleries from 14 countries.

“The 2014 edition of SOFA CHICAGO was a hugely successful fair, with rave reviews from galleries, artists and collectors,” said Donna Davies, Fair Director. “We not only experienced strong attendance, but also the galleries reported works being sold to established collectors and first time buyers as well.”

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THE 21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO RETURNS NOVEMBER 7-9 TO NAVY PIER WITH NEARLY 70 EXHIBITING GALLERIES 2014 DEALER HIGHLIGHTS

CHICAGO (November 4, 2014) - - SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7-9, with an Opening Night Preview on November 6. Celebrating its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running, gallery-presented art fair in the city of Chicago, and one of the most successful in the country. Last year’s fair welcomed 34,000 attendees from around the globe.
SOFA CHICAGO 2014 has once again attracted a roster of some of the world’s finest galleries, who will feature works by emerging and established artists and designers in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, and metal.

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THE 21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO KICKS OFF WITH AN OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

 
 

SOFA CHICAGO opens Thursday, Nov. 6

SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, will welcome more than 3500 attendees to the Opening Night Preview on Thursday, November 6, beginning at 5 p.m. with an invitation only preview, continuing with a Public Preview from 7-9 p.m. Guests at the preview event will be the first to experience the fair, meet hundreds of artists, view thousands of works of art from nearly 70 galleries, and mix and mingle with gallerists, artists, curators, designers, and the Host Committee.

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SOFA CHICAGO 2014 ANNOUNCES CUTTING-EDGE LECTURE SERIES PRESENTED BY SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING CURATORS, ARTISTS AND CRITICS

 
 

SOFA CHICAGO Lecture Series begins Friday, Nov. 7

The SOFA CHICAGO Lecture series is included in the general price of admission, and will be presented on Friday and Saturday of the fair. It is the perfect opportunity for attendees to hear from renowned artists, critics, and curators from some of the country’s leading art institutions, as well as get an insider’s look at the latest trends in the world of glass art, textiles and fiber, metal, ceramics, jewelry, and much more.

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THE 21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO FEATURES GALLERIES FROM 14 COUNTRIES MARKING LARGEST INTERNATIONAL FAIR IN RECENT YEARS

 
 

SOFA CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier

SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, will welcome galleries from 14 countries – the largest number of international exhibitors the fair has seen in recent years. The Fair returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7-9 with an Opening Night Preview on November 6, and will showcase works from an exciting mix of international galleries from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Scotland, and Turkey.

New exhibitors from outside of the United States participating in SOFA CHICAGO 2014 include Galleri Format Oslo from Norway, lorch+seidel contemporary and Lausberg Contemporary, both from Germany, The French Craft Project from France, and Creative Saskatchewan from Canada.

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SOFA CHICAGO ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS IN CONNECT
THE FAIR'S SECOND ANNUAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

SOFA CHICAGO, the world's premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, announces six of the country’s top design universities will compete in this year's CONNECT design competition. Now in its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running art fair in the city, featuring nearly 70 of the world’s top galleries at Navy Pier, November 7 – 9, with an Opening Night Preview on November 6.

Following a successful launch in 2013, CONNECT highlights innovative design occurring at top universities including this year’s participants: Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL), Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY); University of California, Davis (Davis, CA); University of Cincinnati - College of Design/Architecture/Art and Planning (Cincinnati, OH); University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Dartmouth, MA).

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21ST ANNUAL SOFA CHICAGO ANNOUNCES 2014 SPONSORS

CHICAGO – SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7-9 with an Opening Night Preview on November 6, and proudly announces the 2014 Official Sponsors.

For the 10th straight year, SOFA CHICAGO will be sponsored in part by Chubb Personal Insurance, one of the world’s preeminent insurers of fine homes, art, antiques, jewelry, automobiles, yachts and other prized possessions.

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SOFA CHICAGO RETURNS TO NAVY PIER
NOVEMBER 7 – 9, 2014

The World’s Foremost Fair Dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design Returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall

SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7-9, with an Opening Night Preview on November 6. Celebrating its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running, gallery-presented art fair in the city of Chicago, and one of the most successful in the country. Last year’s fair attracted 34,000 attendees from around the globe.

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Galleri Format Oslo
A peek into the workshop and home of glass artists Vidar Koksvik and Kari Håkonse in the tiny town of Tjura, 140 km north of Oslo. ..

Pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics
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ABOUT SOFA CHICAGO

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art + 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.

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.

SOFA CHICAGO / TICKETS & SHOWTIMES

Urban Expositions presents SOFA CHICAGO 2015 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 6 - 8, with the Opening Night Preview Thursday, Nov. 5

Day Date Hours Purchase Tickets
Thursday Nov. 5 7 pm to 9 pm Tickets ($50) 
Friday Nov. 6 11 am to 7 pm Tickets ($20)
Saturday Nov. 7 11 am to 7 pm Tickets ($20) 
Sunday Nov. 8 Noon to 6 pm Tickets ($20)

One general admission ticket of $20 admits visitors to the fair, related lecture series, special exhibits and events. $30 three-day passes and discounted student, senior and group tickets are also available. The public is also invited to the Opening Night Preview, Thursday, November 5, 7 to 9 p.m. Preview tickets are $50.