SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Press Releases

Press releases posted as the become available. Click on the title to download a PDF version.

2013 SOFA CHICAGO Initial Exhibitor Release 2013 SOFA CHICAGO Initial Exhibitor Release
(1539 KB),  29-Aug-2013 03:27 PM
Chicago’s longest continuously running and the world’s foremost art fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, SOFA CHICAGO attracts an extraordinary range of national and international dealers showcasing more than 800 artists and their work in studio glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal and design, alongside Lectures, Special Exhibits and Live Demonstrations.    Download 

The 19th annual Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design Fair, returned to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on November 2-4 with exuberant crowds of art enthusiasts and collectors.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 is the world hot spot for international studio glass art. The American Studio Glass Movement is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and the acclaimed art and design fair at Navy Pier will be center-stage.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Dealer Highlights SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Dealer Highlights
(2479 KB),  26-Oct-2012 10:42 AM
When the much anticipated 19th Annual Sculpture Objects, Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA CHICAGO) opens Thursday, Nov. 1 at Navy Pier, attendees will be awed and intrigued by the contemporary and modern art and design offered by nearly 70 top international galleries and dealers.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Sponsors SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Sponsors
(956 KB),  15-Oct-2012 06:06 PM
The Art Fair Company proudly announces the official sponsors of SOFA CHICAGO 2012, coming to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue), Friday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 4.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Studio Glass 50th Anniversary SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Studio Glass 50th Anniversary
(1482 KB),  15-Oct-2012 06:07 PM
SOFA CHICAGO 2012 is the world hot spot for international studio glass art. The American Studio Glass Movement is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and the acclaimed art and design fair at Navy Pier will be center-stage.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Lecture Series SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Lecture Series
(2196 KB),  11-Oct-2012 10:22 AM
SOFA CHICAGO 2012 will present an extensive lecture series where top museum curators, artists, collectors, scholars and critics will share their professional and personal experiences.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Special Exhibits SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Special Exhibits
(886 KB),  11-Oct-2012 10:23 AM
An extensive and thought-provoking series of special exhibits will be presented during SOFA CHICAGO 2012, the three-day art event that encompasses the 19th annual International Sculpture, Objects Functional Art + Design Fair.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 General Release SOFA CHICAGO 2012 General Release
(1519 KB),  24-Oct-2012 06:05 PM
SOFA CHICAGO 2012 will be held at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Avenue) Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 and will feature masterworks of contemporary and modern art and design, sculpture, functional art, non-traditional and visionary art, plus related special exhibits and a lecture series.    Download 

SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Exhibitors SOFA CHICAGO 2012 Exhibitors
(282 KB),  16-Oct-2012 04:55 PM
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SOFA CHICAGO 2012 FACT SHEET SOFA CHICAGO 2012 FACT SHEET
(152 KB),  31-Aug-2012 12:13 PM
Location: Navy Pier Festival Hall, Entrance 2, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Dates: Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2012 Hours: Friday and Saturday, November 2 - 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 4, noon to 6 p.m.    Download 

This popular three-day event features masterworks of contemporary and modern arts and design, sculpture, functional art, outsider, ethnographic, non-traditional folk and visionary art, plus related special exhibitions and a lecture series.    Download 


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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.