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EXPO Chicago is Almost Here!

EXPO CHICAGO and Navy Pier welcome guests to experience the best in contemporary art this Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22. EXPO CHICAGO has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination, opening the fall art season every September at historic Navy Pier. Now entering its eighth edition, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from over 3,000 artists from 135 leading galleries representing 25 countries and 68 international cities.

The exposition offers a dynamic roster of programming including panel discussions, uniquely curated site-specific projects, cutting-edge film and new media work, curator-led tours and special exhibitions by renowned institutions. The 2019 edition also aligns with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, so it makes for a very exciting year.

As the event is quickly approaching, don’t miss purchasing tickets at www.expochicago.com/ticketing. Before the event kicks off, we’ve also rounded up a few helpful tips and information to make this year the best EXPO CHICAGO experience for all art lovers and attendees!

  1. Tickets: Purchase tickets based on your visit length, with single day admission, single day admission + guided tour, single day discount admission and three day admission tickets available
  2. Groups of ten or more will receive discounted admission. Call 773-327-3778 for more information.
  3. Students and seniors also will receive discounts!
  4. Vernissage, a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women’s Board kicks off the event on Thursday, September 19 from 6 – 9 p.m.
  5. Public hours open on Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22 and vary per day. Please visit www.expochicago.com for a full list of hours.
  6. Elevate your experience with private guided tours, art and architecture passes or participation in the EXPO ART WEEK Benefactor Experience
  7. On-site parking is available at Navy Pier’s garages and rideshare and taxi services can drop off guests conveniently at Entrance 2
  8. Dine at one of Navy Pier’s restaurants and enjoy other on-site rides and attractions for a full day of experiences!


Share your favorite memories from the event and post them with #expochicago. Don’t forget to tag @expochicago, too. See you there!

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