“ Many of us grew up in rural regions of the U.S., wishing our neighbors understood our creative impulses.”
This town, with its 2,121 residents, is a phenomenon. Tired of the "scene" in New York City, artist Donald Judd made Marfa his home in 1971. Since then, an artists' colony has sprouted. Many of us grew up in rural regions of the U.S., wishing our neighbors understood our creative impulses. It’s mind-blowing to find such a vibrant community of artists in the small-town setting we know so well.
Presidio County is rugged. Sitting in the shadow of the Davis Mountains, and with Big Bend National Park just down the road, the land itself is a magnet for us. We couldn't think of a more appropriate place to kick off a magazine devoted to exploring and creating. Above all, we come with curious minds, ready to learn Marfa’s stories and soak up its inspiration.
The inaugural issue of the Collective Quarterly, featuring 200 pages of stories, photographs, and illustrations in all their ink-on-paper glory. Inside, you'll find tales of Texas-style justice, a couple who makes boots by hand, a lost Mexican pueblo—and much, much more