Magical Marfa

[photo courtesy of Caitlin Stevens]

Marfa is a magical mecca for modern art in the West Texas desert. Unlikely? A little bit. Donald Judd immigrated there from New York in the 70’s, acquiring old ranches, military forts and other old west type buildings and reclaiming them with his art. Since his death in the 90’s, tons of artists have continued to trek to Marfa, or live there. Enter El Cosmico. It’s like a hotel of sorts, but the rooms are these nifty Airstream trailers. Last weekend Magda took a carload of knitting and friends to dress up one of the trailers.

So yeah – if you’re looking for an escape anytime soon, go stay in the knitta’d Airstream! Check out El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love coming up on September 24-25. Also, there’s the first annual Marfa 100 — a 62 mile/100k benefit bikeride for the fight against cancer. 


  1. Nella

    Great trailer! What a terrific view from the deck of my rental, wish I could have stayed longer to help. El Cosmico is a magical place.

  2. Kaye LaVee Swanson St. Joseph, MI

    The first time I was in Marfa, I thought I had discovered an untapped
    GEM….Not long afterward, Marfa was featured in National Geographic
    Magazine….Lovely town, I hope not too many folks “find it.”

  3. Tamshaw Cavaliere

    Living in Austin,looks like here’s a reason Marfa may end up giving us a run for our money regarding art! Love it! And thank you for what you’ve added to us here!

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  5. i’d LOVE to repost this on my airstream blog.. if that would be ok? (my husband and i spent most of last year traveling the u.s. in a vintage painted 73 airstream) marfa is one of our favorite places in the u.s. and i so wish we had seen this when we were last there.. if you don’t mind dropping me an email if it’s ok to reblog this (linked back to you of course!) tiffany

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