The Big Bend area has always been one of the most alluring places in the South. On one highway, a trio of towns-Marfa, Alpine, and Marathon-show that untamed geography stirs an inspiring spirit.
Galleri Urbane: works by emerging and established contemporary artists. www.galleriurbane.com or (432) 729-4200
Thunderbird Hotel: rooms starting at $135. www.thunderbird marfa.com or 1-877-729-1984
Yard Dog Gallery: folk art and similar styles. www.yarddog.com or (432) 729-3303
photo: Jason Willaford in Marfa's Galleri Urbane