Marfa, a small desert city in west Texas, is known as an arts hub. The Chinati Foundation, founded by artist Donald Judd, displays huge indoor and outdoor installations on an old army base. The Ballroom Marfa arts center hosts exhibitions, concerts and the Marfa Myths cultural festival. Outside town is a viewing platform from which the mysterious orbs known as the “Marfa Lights” phenomenon can sometimes be seen.
It’s more than just a place. It’s a state of mind. Where you’ll find tortillas and teepees, Warhol and beer gardens. Where wide-open spaces evoke meditation and mountains invite morning hikes. It’s live music, star gazing, film festivals, art galleries, mystery lights and small bites. It’s where Matthew McConaughey and Beyoncé escape. It’s where Anthony Bourdain dined and Rick Bass wrote. It’s where Giant and There Will Be Blood were filmed. It’s Marfa. Read More
Marfa is famous for its excellent soaring conditions and hosted the World Soaring Championship in 1970. Today, visitors can soar through the Davis Mountains on long-winged gliders with Marfa Gliders. And last but not least, don’t forget to find your way to viewing station east of town where you can study the mystery of Marfa Ghosts Lights as they dance across the foothills of the Chinati Mountains. Seen by the earlier settlers to the area, they continue to mystify travelers and passersby, and are part of the continuing enigma and magic that is MARFA. Read More