ABOUT MARFA STUDIO OF ARTS
The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
arts organization located in the small, West Texas town
of Marfa situated 60 miles from the U.S./Mexico border.
It is the only local organization providing continuous,
year-round arts programming for children and young
people. All programs and activities are open to the
public and are offered free of charge.
Because of its proximity to the border, Marfa enjoys a
rich cultural heritage that is inextricably linked to Mexico.
In its more recent history, Marfa has become home to
some of the most sophisticated contemporary arts
institutions in the world and is the beneficiary of a large
artist population. Against that backdrop, MSA was
formed in 1999 by Marfa artist Malinda Beeman as a
unifier, using the language of art to bring disparate
segments of the local population together.
Today, under the leadership of Director Ellie
Meyer-Madrid, MSA is recognized for providing free, high
quality visual arts programming for local children and
youth. Its special focus program, Studio In The
Elementary School (SITES), places local professional
artists in the Marfa Elementary School and the Marfa
International School. The SITES visual arts curriculum is
TEKS-aligned and includes a variety of visiting artist
workshops and field trips to area arts venues and
MSA maintains a 1000-square foot gallery that features
children's art work and a classroom that accommodates
after school, vacation and summer arts programs for
children and young adults, as well as a variety of
arts-based workshops that are responsive to
MSA is conveniently located at 106 East San Antonio
Street (Hwy. 90) just east of Highland Ave. Come visit
We welcome you to the Marfa Studio of Arts!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ELLIE MEYER-MADRID
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The Marfa Studio of Arts
PO Box 1189
Marfa, TX 79843
432 729 4616
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