The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier on October 31st. The premier gallery-presented art fair is dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Clarion Events.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1993, SOFA is distinguished from other top art events by 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 70 dealers and 40,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show. With materiality taking center-stage, we can expect to see an expanded collection of glass works, wood and metal sculpture, textile art, conceptual and contemporary jewelry alongside traditional paintings.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.
Tavi J. from Chi@Glance will be attending the VIP Preview hosted on October 31st. The VIP preview includes cocktails and festive vernissage to benefit The Chicago Foundation for Women for the Arts from 5pm till 9pm. SOFA opens to the public on Friday, November 1, 2019. For more details and to get your tickets head to www.sofaexpo.com.
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