After almost two and half years without staging an iteration of its annual art fair, Expo Chicago has returned to the city’s Navy Pier in its new early April dates. The fair is the successor Art Chicago, which Tony Karman relaunched in 2012 as Expo. The new spring dates is around when Art Chicago used to take place—time and space have come full circle. The exhibition opened to VIPs on Thursday at noon with more than 140 exhibitors.
“The exposition is deeply rooted in the cultural ecosystem of Chicago, and we benefit greatly from its generous and collaborative spirit,” Karman said in a statement at the end of the first day. “The city has galvanized for a vibrant, robust week that has catalyzed lasting and meaningful connections that provide uplift to the artists, galleries, and institutions of Chicago, the greater Midwest, and beyond.”
Below is a look at some of the best booths at the Chicago fair, which runs through Sunday, April 10.