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SOFA CHICAGO 2014 Tickets & Visitor Information

The 21st Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art + Design Fair is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Works by emerging and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries and dealers.  SOFA CHICAGO opens Thursday, November 6 and runs through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Navy Pier.


Show Entrance
The entrance to SOFA CHICAGO 2014 will be at the east end of Navy Pier,
Entrance 2. Download a PDF Map of Navy Pier 

Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Wheelchairs and Elevators
Wheelchairs are available at the Guest Services Desk inside the Family Pavilion, located near the West entrance, and at the East End Security Post. They are available at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. ID is required. All levels of the Navy Pier complex are accessible by elevators.

Dates & Hours
Friday, November 7, 2014
11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014
11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Noon – 6 pm

  • Photography is not permitted. Cameras must be checked at coat check for a fee.
  • Backpacks, large purses, bulky coats and oversized personal items must be checked at coat check for a fee.
  • Children under the age of 12 are free with an adult. Stroller entrance to the show is regulated by security depending on crowd size.

Tickets are available online, or at the door.
Cash and credit cards (VISA, American Express & Mastercard) are accepted.

Groups (10 or more) 
$12.00 (in advance)
For more information about group tickets, call our office at 800.563.7632 or email

Opening Night Preview

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at SOFA Festival Hall, Navy Pier

First Choice Preview 
5 - 7:00 pm
By Invitation only
7 - 9:00 pm

Lecture Series

Friday, November 7
Saturday, November 8

Presentations at SOFA by renowned artists, collectors and arts professionals are planned. Admission is included with a valid SOFA ticket. Complete SOFA CHICAGO 2014 Lecture Series schedule will be available later this year.

Special Events
Exhibits & Events are curated and presented by international arts organizations, including (in past years) the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation (WOCEF), Korea, Association of Israel's Decorative Arts, and Crafts Council of Ireland. The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow will demonstrate live hot glass blowing. Artist book signings are scheduled throughout the show. A schedule will be posted on as information becomes available.
Show Maps
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A café in the show will offer spirits, sandwiches
and light supper during show hours.

RIVA restaurant will be offering lunch and dinner during SOFA CHICAGO. Please call 312.644.RIVA for reservations.

Dining Around Chicago
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Getting There
Bus and train travel information is available at Chicago Transit Authority , 1.888.YOURCTA.

Taxis: Navy Pier has three taxi drop-off and pick-up points. Entrance 2 is closest to SOFA.

A free trolley runs between Navy Pier and State Street, along Grand Avenue and Illinois Street during SOFA CHICAGO general admission.  Trolley service begins at 1 pm runs until 7 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 2 - 6 pm on Sunday.  Trolleys typically run every 20 minutes, pick-up points are indicated by 'Navy Pier Trolley Stop' signs along the route.

Art Shuttle

Complimentary art shuttle service between SOFA/Navy Pier (Entrance 2). The Museum of Contemporary Art (Front Steps) and the River North Gallery district (Superior and Franklin Streets).

Sponsored in part by Chicago Gallery News and participating galleries.

Shuttle Hours:

Friday, November 7, 2014
Noon - 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Noon - 5 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014
11 am - 2 pm


Paid parking is available on Navy Pier.
Rates and additional parking lots are listed here 
Flight Info

American Airlines© is offering discounted air transportation to persons traveling to SOFA CHICAGO 2014. Fares are subject to special rules, restrictions and availability. Visit  for reservations and ticket purchase - refer to promotion code 32H4BS.  Contact the American Airlines Travel Desk if you have any problems making your reservation, 800.433.1790.

We are delighted to be working with Connections Housing and they have secured special rates for the fair at the Conrad Chicago, Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Peninsula Chicago, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, and the W Hotel Lakeshore.

Contact SOFA
T: 800.563.SOFA (7632) 
F: 773.326.0660
SOFA CHICAGO is produced by Urban Expositions.

Film Screening
Creative Nature
3:30 pm, 03-Nov-2013
VIP Conversation Space, SOFA CHICAGO Show Floor

2013 SOFA CHICAGO Overview 2013 SOFA CHICAGO Overview
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Urban Expositions presents the 20th annual SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from Friday, November 1- Sunday, November 3.    Download 

About Urban Expositions

Led by business partners Doug Miller and Tim von Gal, Urban Expositions currently owns, manages and produces 21 successful shows throughout the United States. Urban Expositions services include a complete roster of management services encompassing exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management.

SOFA CHICAGO / Tickets & Showtimes

Urban Expositions presents SOFA CHICAGO 2014 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 7 - 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 ($15)
Saturday Nov. 8 11 am to 7 pm Tickets ($15)
Sunday Nov. 9 Noon to 6 pm Tickets ($15)

One general admission ticket of $15 admits visitors to the fair, related lecture series, special exhibits and events. $25 three-day passes and discounted student, senior and group tickets are also available. The public is also invited to the Opening Night Preview, Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Preview tickets are $50.