The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 2 – 4. This popular three-day art event features sculpture objects and functional art, masterworks of contemporary and modern arts and design, non-traditional and visionary art, plus special art exhibits and an art lecture series. 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. Hours are Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, noon to 6 p.m. Preview tickets are $50. For tickets or more information visit sofaexpo.com.
Opening Night Preview is Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. for VIP pass holders only. Public Preview is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased in advance at sofaexpo.com or at the door. The Opening Night Preview is much anticipated by collectors, museum curators, art advisers, interior designers and architects, artists and cognoscenti, because it offers first viewing and the best selection of outstanding masterworks, as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with leading members of the art and design communities. The public is invited to enjoy, study and acquire top quality art examples at this year’s Public Preview. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres are included.