In Dallas, beauty is revered. We sculpt our homes, yards and bodies to aesthetic perfection and for one weekend each year, we turn that obsession toward art in an extreme way. Yes, the Dallas Art Fair is back, showing off the fanciest, most sought-after, traditionally pretty works from the world’s finest galleries. It takes over the f.i.g. (1807 Ross Ave.) for a four-day barrage of presentations, lectures, panel discussions and even a field trip tour to see the Cowboys Stadium art collection, all beginning on Thursday. The main affair runs from Friday to Sunday. With plenty of art (more than 80 international galleries are selected to participate) hanging on plenty of walls, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of hours to take it all in. Art Fair is designed in the same multi-tiered, labyrinth pattern as IKEA, so pace yourself and maybe bring sustenance. Passes range based on your fanciness level. You can snatch up a one-day, normal human pass for $25, a full-access Patron Pass for $350 or a mega-fancy Premiere Patron Pass for $650. Visit dallasartfair.com.
April 12-14, 2013