Two-For-One Art Extravaganza at Navy Pier This Weekend

November 04, 2010

Chicago will become art central this weekend when two shows join together for the first time under one roof.

The Chicago-based Art Fair Company is producing the 2010 International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) alongside the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art at Navy Pier from Friday through Sunday.

The 17th annual SOFA CHICAGO, the city’s longest continually running art fair, will feature 80 galleries and dealers from 10 countries.

Some of the SOFA exhibitors include:

Saturno Chandelier will be shining at SOFA.

Saturno Chandelier will be shining at SOFA.

*Floating World Gallery of Chicago

*Habatat Galleries of Royal Oak, Michigan

*Charon Kransen Arts of New York

*Suppan Contemporary of Vienna, Austria

*Litvak of Tel Aviv, Israel

The Intuit Show benefits Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting outsider art through education, exhibition, collecting and publishing.

The show will bring together approximately 20 leading dealers and galleries presenting self-taught art, outsider art, art brut, ethnographic art, non-traditional folk art and visionary art.

Some of the Intuit exhibitors include:

A Carl Hammer creation that will be at the Intuit Fair.

These Carl Hammer creations will be at Intuit.

*Carl Hammer Gallery of Chicago

*Judy A. Saslow Gallery of Chicago

*Russell Bowman Fine Art of Chicago

*American Primitive Gallery of New York

“Collectors and visitors alike will be intrigued by the side-by-side fairs, each with their own lecture series, special on-site happenings, and VIP programming for informed gallery clients,” said Mark Lyman, President of The Art Fair Company. “It promises to be an exciting weekend of discovery and collecting for Chicago’s impassioned art audience and for the crowd of national and international attendees.”

What: SOFA CHICAGO 2010 and The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art

When: Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 7; noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Navy Pier, Festival Hall, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

Cost: One ticket will get you into both fairs. Single-day passes are $15; three-day passes are $25. Children 12 and under are free. To purchase a ticket, click here.

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