2-5 November 2017

Navy Pier, Chicago

Booth 821-

Come Visit us at BOOTH 821

We will also be sponsoring the lecture:

Cross Collection: Ancient Art Through the Modern Eye

2 – 3 pm | Lecture Room A

Curator, Dr. Alexander V. Kruglov will discuss the trend of cross collecting, as many modern and contemporary art lovers begin to add ancient art to their collections. Cycladic art in particular, has become extremely popular and is known to have been an inspiration to great modern sculptors such as Picasso a, Giacometti, Modigliani, and Henry Moore.

Sponsored by Phoenix Ancient Art


Festival Hall, Navy Pier 

600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

View Detailed Map of SOFA CHICAGO Access >

SOFA CHICAGO takes place in Festival Halls A and B at Navy Pier. The entrance to SOFA CHICAGO will be on level 2 in the center of Festival Hall at Terrace A East. Escalators and elevators are located and Entrance 1 and 2 only. If you’re coming by cab, drop-offs will be at Entrances 1 and 2. Download a PDF Map of Navy Pier see 35 on the attached map for approximate entrance location >

Note: Wheelchairs are available at the Guest Services Desk at the front of the Pier in Family Pavilion, at the East End Security Post, and SOFA coat checks. They are available at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. ID is required. All levels of the Navy Pier complex are accessible by elevators. SOFA CHICAGO is located between the Skyline Stage and catering offices noted on this +IL+60611/@41.893716,-87.608714,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2b52643f778f:0xf8bf227069cac9f8?hl=en” style=”box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 166, 227); text-decoration-line: none;”>Map >

dates and times

Thursday, November 2, 2017:   5 – 9 pm
Friday, November 3, 2017:       11 am – 7 pm (10 – 11 am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 4, 2017:   11 am – 7 pm (10 – 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 5, 2017:     12 – 6 pm


General Admission | $20 online or $25 at the door
Three-Day General Admission Pass | $30
Seniors 65+ | $15; Students with ID $15 at the door
Tickets available at the door, online tickets available here. Cash and credit cards (Visa | MasterCard | American Express) accepted. For information on planning a group visit, click here for more information. Note: High School group tickets were limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

opening night

Thursday, November 2, 2017
VIP Preview | 5-9  pm
Public Preview | 7-9 pm
Tickets available online or at the door. Cash and credit cards (Visa | MasterCard | American Express) accepted.
A portion of Opening Night ticket proceeds to benefit Americans for the Arts.

SOFA cafe

Cafes on the show floor will offer coffee, spirits, sandwiches and light supper during show hours. Riva will also offer lunch and dinner service during SOFA CHICAGO. Please call 312.644.RIVA for reservations. Explore dining options within the city using

transit and parking

Shuttle Service: Courtesy shuttles will run between SOFA Chicago’s Entrance 2 at Navy Pier, The MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the River North Gallery District. Shuttles operate continuously from noon to 8pm Friday and Saturday,  Sunday 11am to 2pm.

Public Transportation: Bus and train travel information is available at Chicago Transit Authority 1.888.YOURCTA.

Taxi: Navy Pier has three taxi drop-off and pick-up points. If you like a long walk, ask your driver to be dropped at the front of the Pier. Otherwise, ask your driver to drop you at Entrance 1 or 2 on the north side of the Pier – those drop-off points are closest to SOFA.

Trolley: A free trolley runs between Navy Pier and State Street, along Grand Avenue and Illinois Street during SOFA CHICAGO general admission. Trolley service begins at 1 pm runs until 7 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 2 – 6 pm on Sunday. Trolleys typically run every 20 minutes, pick-up points are indicated by ‘Navy Pier Trolley Stop’ signs along the route.

Car: Paid parking is available on Navy PierRates and additional parking lots are listed here.