GAS at SOFA Chicago

Visit GAS at the Partner Pavilion

Every fall Chicago, IL hosts the critically acclaimed Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair more commonly known as SOFA.  SOFA Chicago 2015 will be held November 6 - 8, 2015 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall where masterworks from top international galleries and dealers from numerous countries will exhibit. An opening night preview will be held Thursday, November 5. Learn more about SOFA Chicago

In addition to the main gallery installations there is a Partner Pavilion.  This is an area where participating not-for-profits have a table where they provide information about their organization.  Visit the Glass Art Society table to receive membership information, look at print outs of our online newsletter GASnews, pick up the pre-conference brochure for the upcoming conference and browse sample past years Journals

Visit other glass related organizations usually represented such as GLASS Quarterly magazine, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and the Corning Museum of Glass's Hot Glass Roadshow unit which offers glassblowing demonstrations for visitors with narration describing the tools and process.

For those wishing to join or renew their membership with the Glass Art Society, special membership discounts are offered. Available only to those who join/renew on site.


Volunteer for GAS!

Current Members are able to sign up for a 1.5 hour volunteer slot in exchange for a one day complimentary admission ticket to SOFA. Only 10 tickets available. Please email for more information.

While visiting SOFA:

- Photography is not permitted. Cameras must be checked at coat check for a fee.
- Backpacks, large purses, bulky coats and oversized personal items must be checked at coat check for a fee.
- Children under the age of 12 are free with an adult. Stroller entrance to the show is regulated by security depending on crowd size.

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.