Art Chicago® 2009, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special installations.

Art Chicago will be located at:
The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
First Focus for Art Chicago and Opening Previews take place Thursday, April 30

12-3pm:  First Focus
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Art Chicago are proud to present First Focus All proceeds benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.   First Focus will provide attendees with an exclusive opportunity to preview Art Chicago.  Tickets include complimentary food and drink; book signings; and admission to Art Chicago and concurrent shows from May 1-4.  Tickets are $150.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit

3-6pm:  Art Chicago Professional Preview
By Invitation

6-9pm:  Art Chicago Opening Preview
Benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Tickets are $40

General Show Hours:
Friday, May 1, 11am - 7pm 
Saturday, May 2, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, May 3, 11am - 6pm 
Monday, May 4, 11am - 4pm

General Ticket Information
Tickets may be purchased onsite and and will be available online.  
Adults:  $20 daily or $25 multi-day pass
Seniors, Students or Groups: $15 multi-day pass
Children 12 and under are free