The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern

In 2017, The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern was launched to fill a gap. Indeed, the city was previously without a fair of this calibre. At the fair, 75 national and international galeries display beautifully laid out booths. Not to mention that these are filled with fine antiques and decorative art. Attendees are diverse, with for instance collectors, art dealers, artists, interior designers and simply courious. They can view and amire there paintings, ceramics, glassware, silver, jewellery, furniture and more, from antiquity to the 20th century.  Additonnally, the fair is also a social event with gala evenings and cocktail parties benefiting charities. In brief, Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show is an event that should not be missed in the Windy City. Its sister fair – Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show – takes place annually in November.

Lee Cavaliere

Rosemary Krieger shares her views!

President Dolphin Promotions

The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern 2023

Location

Merchandise Mart – 7th Floor
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
United States

Dates

October 2023: TBA

Entrance Fee

General Admission: $20.00

Mediums

Furniture
Painting
Works of Art…

Art Periods

Antique
Modern
Contemporary

Contact

info@dolphinfairs.com
(708) 366-2710
Website

Ceramic Brussels

Insights The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern

Lee Cavaliere

Rosemary Krieger

President Dolphin Promotions

What would you say is the DNA of The Chicago Show?

It is a very high-end show with national and international dealers who come to the great City of Chicago to offer only the very best in antiques, fine art and design.

What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?

Galleries that are top-tiered in their particular area of expertise in order to maintain the content and quality of the show.

What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?

The sky is the limit in Chicago!

“Galleries that are top-tiered in their particular area of expertise in order to maintain the content and quality of the show.”

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© The Chicago Show: Antiques & Art & Modern

Who is the typical attendee of The Chicago Show?

True collectors, dealers and designers. The show is held in the historic Merchandise Mart in Chicago and there is a real connection with the design community.

What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in medium to long term?

Physical is the main strategy we offer. I can’t imagine anyone buying a great piece of art or furniture or jewelry without seeing it, touching it and falling in love with it when they see it.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

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