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 will be available in September.

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.

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. In all, more than 70 galleries will be featured, including Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art (Washington), Ann Nathan Gallery (Illinois), Beaver Galleries (Australia), Craft Scotland (Scotland), David Richard Gallery (New Mexico), Duane Reed Gallery (Missouri), flow gallery (United Kingdom), Gallery FW (Illinois), Habatat Galleries (Michigan), Heller Gallery (New York), Ippodo Gallery (Japan and New York), Officine Saffi (Italy), TAI Modern (New Mexico), Traver Gallery (Washington), and Wexler Gallery (Pennsylvania).

New this year, SOFA CHICAGO has established an honorary Host Committee, including some of the region’s most dynamic and influential people in the world of art and design. Members of the Host Committee will be announced this summer.

Following is a summary of not-to-miss experiences at this year’s SOFA CHICAGO:

On Thursday, November 6, the SOFA CHICAGO
Opening Night Preview, one of the most anticipated evenings of the year, will mark the official start of the fair. The SOFA CHICAGO Opening Night Preview is a must-attend event for members of the art and design communities, collectors and patrons, as it offers the very first opportunity to view and purchase artwork from exhibiting galleries.

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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.


Urban Expositions presents SOFA CHICAGO 2014 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 6 - 9, with the Opening Night Preview Thursday, Nov. 6

Day Date Hours Purchase Tickets
Thursday Nov. 6 7 pm to 9 pm Tickets ($50) 
Friday Nov. 7 11 am to 7 pm Tickets ($20)
Saturday Nov. 8 11 am to 7 pm Tickets ($20) 
Sunday Nov. 9 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 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Preview tickets are $50.