Marfa is a city located in the high desert of west Texas. The population was 1,981 at the 2010 census. The city is known for its minimalist aesthetic and its vibrant art scene, which includes the Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum founded by artist Donald Judd, as well as galleries and artist studios. Marfa is also known for its mysterious Marfa Lights, which are unexplained glowing orbs that have been reported by visitors for over a century.

Marfa’s remote location in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert and its small population has made it a popular destination for artists, writers, and other creatives seeking inspiration and solitude. It’s also an ideal spot for stargazing, with its dark night sky, and has become a hub for the growing field of astrotourism. The city is surrounded by a vast and beautiful landscape, with many opportunities for hiking, biking, and bird watching.