Collective Quarterly is a magazine about creating. Following select artists and artisans on trips to unexpected places, Collective Quarterly brings together illustrators, photographers, writers, and craftsmen to cover a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink, and stories, rooted deeply in the heritage and land around us.
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.