Answers to some frequently asked questions and we’re getting more of them posted here as time permits.
What is Marfa Open?
Marfa Open is a two week Alternative and Contemporary Art Festival held every year in Marfa, Texas. Each year we invite a number of artists from across all mediums to come to Marfa to create and show their work. The costs for transportation, housing, equipment, supplies and materials are significantly offset [and frequently covered completely] by Marfa Open.
Marfa Open is also a certified 501 c3 non-profit community arts organization and our gallery/art studio/workspace/recording studio are available to local and visiting artists across all mediums.
The Marfa Open House is located in a building that was originally the railroad station and much of the historic beauty of the space has been preserved. The spacious grounds are available for installations and performances and are an ideal setting to sit on the grand porch or balconies and chat with other artists or laze around reading a book.
Who started it and why? When did it start?
Seph Itz did.
When does Marfa Open happen?
Every year during the last week of September and the first week of October. [Although for 2019 we’ve extended the dates for another week.]