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Coming Soon to Navy Pier: SOFA Expo


October 25, 2013

Are you an art fanatic interested in the latest, cutting edge, international, and explosive art and design? If so, SOFA CHICAGO is one art fair you will not want to miss! The 20th Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Expo, a gallery-presented art exposition, is coming to Navy Pier Thursday, October 31 with an exclusive preview night and will open for general admission November 1 through 3!

Come join us for the largest and longest continually running art fair in Chicago. This festival is a “must do” in Chicago’s cultural and social calendar. SOFA is dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative, and fine art and the show works hard every year to seamlessly do just that. Look, buy, or just explore works of emerging and established artists during the expo! View the full list of exhibitors here.

SOFA will be at Navy Pier Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3. General admission, starting on November 1, one day tickets admit visitors to the fair, related lecture series, special exhibits and events for only $15, three-day passes can be purchased for $25. Discounted student, senior and group tickets are also available. Thursday night is the Opening Night Preview and allows first-look access to all of the exhibits on the show floor for only $50. Find all expo dates and times as well as buy tickets right on their website.

The SOFA Expo has more than enough going on to fill all three days. There are many talks to attend in the Lecture Series given by established and award-wining designers and artists. There will also be many special, Expo-specific exhibits showing throughout. Some of these include:

  • Taking Shape: featuring a selection of recent objects revealing a cross-section of up-and-coming perspectives on craft. Not only is the next generation of makers taking shape, they are shaping the future of craft.
  • The Futures: featuring artists from across the nation and at varying stages of their career recognized for their skill in clay.
  • Sum of the Parts – an interactive exhibit.  Using new applications on their own smart devices, players join an interactive “exquisite corpse” game to explore their intuitive creativity as well as collaborate and connect with others at the fair.

Don’t forget to pick up your tickets to SOFA CHICAGO and we’ll see you here!


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