SOFA CHICAGO Announces 2017 Fair Dates: November 3-5

May 19, 2017 2:51PM

With an Opening Night Preview on Thursday, November 2

SOFA Chicago presents over 70 of the worlds leading galleries exhibiting the very best in  sculpture and applied arts.

WHAT: SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design, will return November 2-5, 2017 for its 24th year with 70+ dealers from around the world exhibiting an array of ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal and innovative design plus a selection of painting, photography and works on paper.

More than 36,000 fairgoers including artists, collectors, curators and designers attend SOFA CHICAGO each year and enjoy favorites such as the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow, the CONNECT student design competition, the annual Lecture Series and Special Exhibits alongside dealer presentations highlighting emerging and established artists.

WHERE: Navy Pier Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago IL 60611

WHEN: Opening Night Preview: Thursday, November 2.

VIP Preview 5-7pm for VIP cardholders and VIP ticket holders only. Public Preview: 7-9pm.

General Admission:
Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 11am-7pm and Sunday, November 5, noon-6pm.

TICKETS: Available in advance or at the door.

VIP Preview 5-7 pm | limited number $150 tickets available

Public Preview + 3-day pass: $75 tickets available

Public Preview: 7-9 pm: $50 tickets available

General Admission $20 online or $25 at the door

Three-Day General Admission Pass $30 online or $35 at the door


Founded in 1994, SOFA CHICAGO (Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) is Chicago’s longest continuously running art fair and the world’s foremost fair dedicated to masterworks of contemporary art and design in all media.

SOFA CHICAGO is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which also produces Art Aspen (, Art Palm Springs ( and FORM MIAMI (Dec 6-10, 2017). All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

For more information including updates on SOFA’s exhibitors and programs, visit or call 800.563.SOFA (7632).