The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and 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 Clarion Events.
1993-Present. SOFA CHICAGO was inaugurated at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers with 58 exhibitors and 14,000 persons attending. In 1995, SOFA Chicago moved to Festival Hall at Chicago's historic Navy Pier. Since then, the fair has grown steadily in the number of exhibitors, averaging 85-90 galleries in recent years, and attendance has increased over 100%. The attendance has increased to 35,000 people attending over four days in recent years.
dates and times
Opening Night Preview
Thursday, October 31, 2019
VIP Preview | 5 - 9 pm
Public Preview | 7 - 9 pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 12 - 6 pm
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611