SOFA CHICAGO, the city's longest-running gallery-presented art fair, is back for its 22nd year with cutting-edge creations to browse through and buy. SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design) gathers more than 65 galleries from 15 countries at this weekend-long event to present works by both emerging and established artists in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal. Plus, the scope of this year's fair has expanded to cover painting, photography and paper-based pieces. This entertaining show also offers live glass-blowing by the Corning Museum of Glass, lectures and booth talks by artists, critics, curators, designers and collectors on a variety of topics, along with special exhibits, design competitions and more. Be among the first to check it out at the preview event where you'll also enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Three-day passes include admission to the lectures as well.