Once again, our visual season is kick-started by the arrival of the Houston Fine Art Fair. Eighty-four dealers from Havana to Manhattan and Seoul fill the George R. Brown Convention Center for year three, September 19 through 22; more on this story online in the days to come. We never miss Opening Night — proceeds benefit Houston Arts Alliance’s highly effective Business Volunteers for the Arts. (In fact, one of BVA’s mentorships is realized in the board leadership of Nestor Topchy’s Hive, pages 38 through 41). Also kudos to HFAF for its connection with the local — another reason to be there for the bestowing of awards upon artist Robert Pruitt (check out his work at Hooks-Epstein Galleries booth) and the photo world’s most connected couple, FotoFest’s Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin. For how to navigate it all, as well as our preview picks, peruse page 22. Information Nyala Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org; houstonfineartfair.com.