So, after putting together one of the most memorable moments of the inaugural four-day show, what's a beloved Texas arts blog to do when the fair returns?
Answer: Hire an alligator.
That's right, the Glasstire team has contacted "a fully licensed and insured USDA zoological facility" in Angleton to provide a live alligator for Thursday's party, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The blog assures that "gator wrasslin'" is not on the agenda, adding that the beast "is apparently on the small side and works the children’s birthday party circuit."
The Texas Contemporary Art Fair starts Thursday at 6 p.m. with a special preview event benefitting the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The official opening party kicks off at 7:30 and rages until about 9:30 p.m. The fair itself is in town through Sunday. Click here for details and tickets.