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17th Annual SOFA CHICAGO 2010 and the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art under one roof for the first time

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17th Annual SOFA CHICAGO 2010 and the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art under one roof for the first time

    The 17th Annual International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair: SOFA CHICAGO 2010 will be alongside the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall Nov. 4-7. SOFA will feature 80 dealers from 10 different countries. The Intuit Fair will bring together 20 leading dealers and galleries presenting self-taught art, outsider art, art brut, ethnographic art, non-traditional folk art and visionary art. Both fairs have related lectures, special exhibits and events included in the general admission price of $15.
    National and international attendees have long attended SOFA , the city’s longest running art fair. The combination of the two art fairs should complement and broaden the wide range of art presented to an eclectic audience. It’s Chicago “people watching” at its best.
    Galleries from all over the world will be participating, including: Jane Sauer Gallery of Santa Fe; Litvak gallery of Tel-Aviv; Galleria Norsu of Helsinki, Finland; DC and Company of Paris; Galleria San Marco Arte & Design of Venice, Italy; Kirra Galleries of Victoria, Australia; Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery of Cordoba, Argentina; Crawford Contemporary of New York; Galleri Udengaard of Aarhus, Denmark; Old City Caesarea Gallery, Caesarea, Israel; Option Art of Montreal, Quebec; and CREA Gallery of Montreal, Quebec.
    SOFA CHICAGO and Intuit Show hours are as follows: Opening Night Preview is Thursday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50. General admission fair hours are Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for single day general admission (admits to both fairs) and $25 for a three-day pass. Discounted student, senior and group tickets are available. Preview and fair tickets will be available online soon and at the door. For more information, visit www.sofaexpo.com or www.outsiderfolkartfair.com

Published: October 10, 2010
Issue: November 2010 Arts and Politics Issue