Marfa Contemporary is a nonprofit organization that supports artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.

We offer a variety of classes for youth and adults and innovative art exhibitions year-round, all offered free to the public.

Our mission is accomplished through the generous support of sponsors, donors, and community volunteers.



Your gift plays a vital role in our ability to present outstanding exhibitions and educational programs that celebrate art and the creation of art.  There are many ways in which you can help – please choose an area that is most important to you. 

Thank you so much for your support of Marfa Contemporary.

Click here to make a donation.

Annual Fund

Marfa Contemporary relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to help close the gap between operating expenses and earned income.  Tuition and event fees do not cover the cost of operating expenses.  We are grateful to those individuals and businesses that donate to the Annual Fund.


Your gift to Marfa Contemporary allows us to exhibit contemporary works by local, regional, national and international artists free of charge to our community. Help us bring world-renowned artists to Marfa.


We strongly believe that arts education is vital to the development of human potential and a healthy society.  With public school funding for the arts at an all-time low, our role as arts educators has become increasingly important in the communities we serve.  


Marfa Contemporary enriches the lives of thousands of people each year — from budding enthusiasts to seasoned creators — many of whom might not otherwise receive exposure to the arts. We fuel creativity through youth and adult workshops, classes through local schools, an artist-in-residency program, free art exhibitions and educational activities for all ages.

As a member, you will have the inside track to everything Marfa Contemporary and receive exclusive member privileges.
Individual: $50
• Advanced notice of Marfa Contemporary  programs and events
• Subscription to e-newsletter
• Full cost of individual membership is tax deductible

Family: $100
Same benefits as Individual plus:
• One complimentary subscription to ArtDesk, a twice-yearly print magazine devoted to contemporary arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, dance, film, music and architecture
• $70 of this family membership is tax deductible

Enthusiast: $250
Same benefits as Family plus:
• One limited-edition artist print of your choice
• Recognition on Marfa Contemporary’s website
• $185 of this enthusiast membership is tax deductible

Advocate: $500
Same benefits as Enthusiast plus:
• An additional limited-edition print of your choice
• 10 percent discount in Marfa Contemporary gift shop
• $370 of this advocate membership is tax

Champion: $1,000+
Same benefits as Advocate plus:
• Prominent recognition for one year on the Marfa Contemporary donor wall
• Private VIP tour of the exhibitions for the year
• $870 of this champion membership cost is tax deductible

Click here to become a member of Marfa Contemporary.


Marfa Contemporary provides a venue that exhibits contemporary art for emerging and mid-career artists to express their art form.  For those in the community with a desire to discover the hidden artist within or perfect their artistic talents and skills, Marfa Contemporary provides a home for exploring and learning while also providing an invaluable service to the community.

A corporate partnership with Marfa Contemporary is an investment that lets everyone know you value all the elements of a thriving and growing community and understand the increased quality of life the arts bring. Partnering with Marfa Contemporary offers several opportunities for corporations, businesses and organizations to gain exposure to a unique segment of our community and be part of Marfa's growth.

Marfa Contemporary offers a range of corporate sponsorships and benefits designed to advance your company’s recognition in the community, while supporting our educational and contemporary exhibition efforts on behalf of our local and regional artists.



At Marfa Contemporary we depend greatly on our fantastic team of volunteers. Join in on the fun by volunteering for one of our events or gain valuable experience in one of Marfa’s finest non-profit art organizations by helping out with daily operation.

There are many ways to get involved!


Art Desk

ArtDesk’s main purpose is to be a support publication for three intertwined organizations: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City; Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas; and Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. These community arts organizations provide education, contemporary art exhibitions and programming year round at a grass-roots level.

At all three locations, we work to spark an interest in art. We endeavor to be the mechanism that helps make dreams come true — the place where talent can be discovered, revealed, and fine-tuned and the stepping stone from local to regional to national. And we hope to be the place where anyone can come to learn about art and develop a greater appreciation. We are for everyone.


Get ArtDesk.

Learn more about ArtDesk here.