The public is invited to SOFA CHICAGO 2011and The Intuit Show’s joint Opening Night Public Preview on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. This exclusive event offers the first viewing of masterworks in both art fairs, as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with leading members of the art and design community. Preview tickets are $50 and may be purchased in advance at sofaexpo.com or at the door beginning at 5 p.m.
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 works on offer, as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with leading members of the art and design communities. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included in the price of public preview admission.
The 18th Annual Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair, SOFA CHICAGO 2011, enjoys the prestigious position of being the largest and longest continually running international gallery-based art fair in Chicago, a mainstay of the city's cultural and social calendar. SOFA CHICAGO 2011 + The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art, presented by The Art Fair Company, will share Navy Pier's Festival Hall Friday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 6.
SOFA CHICAGO 2011 features more than 60 international art galleries and dealers presenting museum-quality masterworks of art and design for sale. SOFA galleries bridge a wide range of cultures, art movements and historical periods. The Intuit Show adds 14 leading dealers and galleries of self-taught art, outsider art, art brut, ethnographic art, non-traditional folk art and visionary art to SOFA's art and design mix.