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Sure, you like art, but you hardly qualify as a collector. (Although, your coffee table has been taking on a certain Dubuffet collage-of-detritus quality.)

Luckily, you have a chance to enhance your personal collection thanks to the Dallas Art Fair, which runs this Thursday through Sunday.

With more than 80 exhibitors, the fair is an egalitarian mix of international upstarts, nationally known quantities and locally based gallerists, all vying for your attention. Oh, and they’re also hoping to sell a few things. In the past, we’ve loved winding our way (champagne glass in hand) through the vestibules of vendors as we fall in love with new artists (hello, Moody Gallery) and peruse old favorites from more familiar outlets like Artspace 111 and Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

And on Saturday, everything gets a little more interactive with the introduction of Cumulus Studios Field Day, in which patrons are invited to play games of Ping-Pong on for-sale tables and laze on artist-designed swings (think creations by Kenny Scharf and Mark Dion).

Let the art games begin.

Tickets to the Dallas Art Fair start at $25 for a day pass. The event runs from April 12 to 14 at the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG), 1807 Ross Ave., 214-220-1278 or

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