SOFA Chicago 2013
Subway: Red to Grand$15, three-day pass $25, Thursday night preview $50
Event Info: (312) 595-7437 navypier.com
As the name suggests, the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art fair brings together the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Now in its 20th year, the fair features more than 60 exhibitors presenting work in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood and metalwork. With an impressive lecture series and special exhibits added to the mix, including the debut of CONNECT (lounge environments—seating elements, lighting and art—created by art and design students), there's plenty of variety for modern art lovers.